Gender and Women’s Studies examines issues pertinent to women’s lives in the present and the past from an economic, political, social, and cultural perspective, with particular attention to how race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation have defined their experiences. In fact, every experience can be examined from these angles, and our interdisciplinary approach will allow you to do just that as you complete your degree.

  • Our program places a particular emphasis on international issues.
  • Study with top-notch professors like Gertrude Mianda, a specialist in women and development, globalization, and African immigrant women in Canada. Bettina Bradbury is renowned for her work in the history of women in Quebec and recipient of the John A. Macdonald Prize for her book on Canadian history. Jacinthe Michaud is a specialist in social movements and the feminist movement. Any François is currently working on the promotion of equality and social justice in contemporary societies through the development of global antidiscriminatory strategies.
  • Outside the classroom, you can participate in the activities of our on-campus Women’s Centre.
  • You can take advantage of the Women’s Studies courses offered at the Keele Campus.
  • Gender and Women’s Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts. For more visit www.glendon.yorku.ca/iBA.
  • You can combine your Gender and Women’s Studies degree with our Certificate in Sexuality Studies.

Careers

Careers
Our graduates go on to work in health care, social work, law, women’s shelters, crisis centres, social agencies, women’s advocacy organizations, community centres, non-governmental organizations, government, teaching, and many other areas.

Professors

Professor Any François is currently working on the promotion of equality and social justice in contemporary societies through the development of global anti-discriminatory strategies.

Program Highlights

Gender and Women’s Studies is available as a bilingual or trilingual international Bachelor of Arts.

Glendon Gender and Women’s Studies Program is affiliated with the School of Women’s Studies at the Keele Campus

The student-run Glendon Women’s & Trans Centre located on campus offers many seminars, activities, and reference services, as well as a food bank which is open to all students.

Consider combining your degree with a Certificate in Sexuality Studies, a program shared between the Glendon and Keele campuses.

Every year, the Lorraine Gauthier scholarship is awarded to a student in the course Introduction aux études des femmes.

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Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) Codes
BA: YYN
iBA Bilingual: YGG
iBA Trilingual: YGH (Upper-year entry)