Welcome to Gender and Social Justice

Big news!  The Gender and Social Justice program will launch in September 2019, replacing the existing Women’s Studies program. 

This exciting new interdisciplinary program develops awareness of the experiences of marginalized people in relation to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, and class. 

Whether you are majoring, minoring or taking a few courses in Gender and Social Justice, you will learn about equality, diversity and justice, and how forms of collective action challenge injustice. 


The Gender and Social Justice program acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

  1. Oct. 15, 2019Anne Innis Dagg to receive honorary Doctor of Science at Waterloo's fall convocation
    Anne Dagg with giraffe

    In 2016, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg joined the Women's Studies program (now Gender and Social Justice) as an adjunct professor. This appointment was made in recognition of Dr. Dagg's long career of feminist research and leadership. Indeed, she was one of the key early figures who helped to create Women's Studies at University of Waterloo.

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