Future students

You are invited to join us for a showing of Every Little Nookie, a live performance that pushes the boundaries of conventional notions of sex and love. The play is showing at Stratford Festival Theater on Saturday, October 1st at 2 pm. Transportation will be provided. 

See the full synopsis of the play here 

Dr. Kim Hong Nguyen (Communication Arts) presents Mean Girl Feminism: White Feminist Outrage and Salvation

From the Bitch Manifesto to the movie Mean Girls and the popularity of the mean girl trope, the right to be mean is the new frontier for white feminist discontent. My work explores how feminism points to gender as if it is resistance in and of itself. Feminist discourses have positioned the white heterosexual mean girl/woman as both the primary problem to patriarchy and the antidote without whom patriarchy cannot be remade. I argue that the white mean girl feminist is the idealistic figure of complaint and the white hetero-patriarchal mark of bourgeois feminist maturity. In this presentation, I will share a brief overview of this book project.

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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Women's Studies Alumni Panel

On January 24, the Women's Studies Program hosted an Alumni Career Panel. Seven alums, with graduation dates between 1995 and 2016, spoke with students and faculty about the value of their Women's Studies degrees for their professional and personal lives. Indeed, while this event was designed to provide students some insight into how to translate and market social justice education for the workplace, many of the alums spoke about how their educations have benefitted their lives holistically--at home, in community work, interpersonally, and professionally. 

Women's Studies Alumni will share their experiences about how their Women's Studies degrees have impacted their career trajectories.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 5:15 p.m.

All are welcome!