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.
- Dec. 1, 2017
- Nov. 27, 2017
Dr. Karen Stote, who teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Laurier University, gave a talk entitled “Colonialism and the Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Canada.” Dr. Stote’s archival research has helped bring to attention the extent to which indigenous women in the North were subjected to forced sterilizations. She situated forced sterilizations within a discourse of systemic settler colonialism, showing how sterilizations functioned as a cost effective means of erasing indigeneity in Canada.
- Nov. 14, 2017
Waterloo Women's Studies affiliate Anne Innis Dagg has won the Lane Anderson Award for excellence in science writing, sharing the distinction with writer Caroline Fox.
- Jan. 24, 2018
More information to be announced.