Welcome to Gender and Social Justice

About Gender and Social Justice

The Gender and Social Justice program launched in September 2019, replacing the Women’s Studies program. Gender and Social Justice teaches students about social justice, with particular attention to the role of gender.  Students learn to put intersectional feminism into practice in diverse ways as they work to build inclusive, just, sustainable communities, locally and globally.

Students, whether they are majors or minors ( see GSJ programs), or taking GSJ courses as electives, will find our courses timely, accessible, relevant, varied, and surprising. These courses seek to cultivate awareness of the experiences of people marginalized by such features as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, and class.  More than this, students will learn to use the theoretical framework of intersectional feminism to critically analyze systems and representations.

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.

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Philosopher Jennifer Saul is pushing the bounds of a classical discipline to combat racism, misogyny and the spread of misinformation 

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The Steering Committee of the Eastern Division of The Society for Women in Philosophy has announced that past Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at Waterloo, Professor Ann Garry, will be receiving the Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award this year.