Women's Studies at Waterloo


Our programs in Women's Studies explore the ways in which society is shaped by gender from an interdisciplinary perspective both today and in the past. Students and faculty examine how our world is constructed by social, historical and political forces, applying critical perspectives that take into account the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, and place in both local and global contexts.

  1. Oct. 20, 2016Confessions of a Feminist Killjoy: Erin Wunker lecture

    Confessions of a Feminist Killjoy

    Erin Wunker (Acadia University) is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too! She brings memoir, literary criticism, pop culture, theory, and feminist thinking together to introduce Sara Ahmed’s figure of the feminist killjoy as a lens through which to read the world.

  2. Mar. 30, 2016W3: Waterloo Women's Wednesdays

    W3: Waterloo Women's Wednesdays

    March 30, 2016 - 4 - 6 p.m. University of Waterloo,
                                              Grad House
    Julie Timmermans (CTE) will talk to the group about learning through challenge and failure.

  3. July 3, 2015Arts courses tackle gender issues from all angles

    Arts courses tackle gender issues from all angles

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Arts courses tackle gender issues from all angles

The Faculty of Arts is working to bring gender issues to the forefront by engaging students across a variety of disciplines. Details

Philosophy and Women's Studies  "Gender Issues" Course

Philosophy offers a course, cross-listed in Women’s Studies - Gender Issues (WS 222/PHIL 202) - that asks students to consider some of the deepest theoretical and practical questions about sex and gender.