Welcome to the MA in Gender Studies at Queen’s University. In Fall 2013 we welcomed the fourth cohort of MA Candidates into our Program. We now have a total of 15 students in our graduate program. The MA in Gender Studies is a theoretically rigorous, thesis based, 2-year degree.
The overall vision of the MA in Gender Studies is to provide students with excellent research skills through which they critically engage with questions of social difference (race, location, age, class, ethnicity, sexuality and so forth). Courses, discussions, and research projects will thus address complex gendered histories, varying feminist and political knowledges, ongoing emancipatory struggles, and theoretical debate. Students will gain valuable critical thinking, writing and verbal skills, in addition to applying feminist and interdisciplinary knowledges to local-global struggles.
GNDS Courses and Timetable: http://www.queensu.ca/gnds/timetable.php
Master's Student Handbook: pdf here
TA/TF Job Listings: http://www.queensu.ca/gnds/employ.php
SGPS Health Insurance: http://www.sgps.ca/health/
Library and Computing
All incoming students are highly encouraged to participate in orientation events organized by the School of Graduate Studies.
All graduate students have access, by application, to study carrels in the Stauffer Library. All graduate students are provided with university computing accounts, which afford access to the internet, e-mail, and various software applications provided free to students under a university license. These accounts also enable students to use the Queen’s Library online research resources, which comprise numerous databases, online publications, journal archives, and reference works. Students may also lease a computer from the university at an annual rate of 7.8% of the cost of the computer. The Stauffer Library has an outlet at each study station for plugging in laptops.
Information Technology Services
ITS/Information Technology Services assists incoming students with office computer queries, internet and networks, NetID and directories, software and hardware services, learning resources, and other technology related matters. See here for additional ITS information.
You can also submit your technology issue using the online support form.
Campus Bookstore The Campus Bookstore is a not-for-profit corporation that works to distribute required course material at the lowest possible price to students, while operating a comprehensive University bookstore for the Queen's community. All course texts for the MA in Gender Studies will be available at the Campus Bookstore.