Women’s Studies and Gender Relations (WSGR)

What is WSGR?

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that has moved from being “by, for and about women” to exploring how different identities (gendered, racialized, classed, etc.) and forms of oppression (sexism, racism, classism, capitalism, etc.) overlap and intersect. What has remained as a defining feature of a Women’s Studies education is the connection of learning and research to community involvement and meaningful social change. A Women’s Studies education ideally enables students to describe their worlds, analyze problems and envision change.

Who does WSGR?

Everyone! There is a common misperception that feminism is anti-male. It isn’t. Feminism is against sexism, racism, homophobia and other systemic forms of oppression. That is something both women and men can get behind! Students of any gender in both pre-university and technology programs are eligible.

Why do WSGR?

Women’s Studies students learn to ask unique questions about the world and their place in it. This helps them in their university studies, on the job and in daily life. Women’s Studies leads to a number of career paths in education, art, media, non-governmental organizations as well as to fields such as law, medicine and science. The best reason to do Women’s Studies is because you are curious, excited and interested!

For more information, please contact the coordinator of the WSGR Certificate:

(email) eileen.kerwinjones@johnabbott.qc.ca
(telephone) 514-457-6610, extension 5420