Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Photos and Events

December 11, 2019 Grand Opening of the Gender Neutral Accessible Washroom in Gender Studies wing of Mackintosh-Corry Hall

The Department of Gender Studies celebrated the opening of the new gender neutral accessible washroom in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D wing, South end. This washroom is easily accessible via the wheelchair ramp at the Mackintosh-Corry entrance closest to Watson Hall and by taking the elevator up to the 5th floor.

Door of new gender neutral accessible washroom

Grand Opening vegan cake with Department of Gender Studies logo on topJean and faculty at openinglarge group of faculty and staff in hallwayInside view of gender neutral accessible washroom

June 12, 2019 Convocation Party for Graduates

Our graduating DSC members
















Equity Diversity and Inclusion Impact 2018 award winner and Kathy2019 Inaugural Hooey Award winning student picture


January 19, 2019 Reimagining Kinship, Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous Communities Conference

This one-day conference was hosted by the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry and the Sexual and Gender Diversity Certificate Program with keynote speaker Kim TallBear and panels.

Gender Studies folks at the beading tableKim TallBear JCRI and SXGD Keynote Speaker

Joshua Whitehead responds to keynote talkpanel 1panel 2 at JCRI conference

January 2019 Gender Studies Open House and Awards Ceremony

Please see our Awards page for award winners:

Burcu and grad studentScott and Nancy chattingKaren and Sammi at Open HouseStudents at Open HouseTerrie and Melissa

November 15, 2018 Fall Convocation for MA graduates

Scott Morgensen with GNDS MA graduands Fall 2018

June 6, 2018 Convocation Party for Graduates

2018 grads at Convocation PartyKathy Baer Undergrad Assistant with studenttricolour roses from ceremony

April 10 2018 TA End of Term Celebration Party

Graduate student teaching assistants at the Grad Club end of year party

April 7 2018 Book Launch by author Markus 'Star' Harwood-Jones

Markus holding their books and flowers at book launchJust Julian and Romeo for Real books on table at launch

March 2018 Gender Studies Meet 'n' Treats with the Department Student Council

Undergrad students and DSC at the Grab ClubFaculty grad and undergrad at DSC eventStudents at DSC event

January 2018 Gender Studies Open House and Awards Ceremony

Please see our Awards page for award winners:

Gender Studies Adjuncts and studentsTerrie, Grad Assistant, and adjunct faculty

Kathy Baer, Undergraduate Assistant and XinFaculty chatting at the Open House

Gender Studies Departments Student Council membersGender Studies students

MA students chatting with faculty


2018 Alumni Visit GNDS Graduate Students

MA grads Dana Emily and Katie visit current graduate students

Gender Studies MA grads Dana, Emily and Katie visit current graduate students to discuss how their degrees helped their current careers.

2017 Graduate Symposium

OmiSoore Sarah Celine and Michelle at the Grad Symposium

Keynote speaker, OmiSoore Dryden, and MA students, Sarah, Celine and Michelle at the Graduate Symposium November 16, 2017.

Convocation and Party for Graduates June 2017

Scott with graduating Gender Studies studentsGraduating Gender Studies studentsGraduates and families at Convocation PartyGrads and friends at the party

New Directions in Feminist Ethnography March 2017

Dána-Ain Davis (Queen's College/CUNY) and Christa Craven (College of Wooster) discuss their Feminist Ethnography textbook with host, Scott Morgensen, and take a group shot after their talk for their "Where in the World is #Feminist Ethnography?" Facebook campaign (

Crhista Scott and DanaQueen's group textbook picture with Christa and Dana-Ain

Sexual and Gender Diversity Certificate Annual Speaker, Kai M Green, March 2017

GNDS faculty with Kai M Green SXGD 2017 SpeakerGrad students chatting at the SXGD Reception

Annual Gender Studies Open House and Awards January 2017

GNDS Open House gathering Urquhart Lounge University ClubGNDS MA and DSC students

Gender Studies instructorsStudent, adjunct faculty and staff in Gender Studies

Gender Studies facultyGender Studies undergrad and MA students


2016 MA Graduate Symposium

MA thesis symposium participants Christopher Janice Brett Yaniya Lee Oct 28 2016

Christopher, Janice, Brett and Yaniya Lee at the 2016 MA Graduate Symposium

Creative Expressions Fall 2016 - Gender Studies Entries at the Isabel

photo of paper dress made out of Vogue magazine pagesDescription of Vogue Dress from GNDS 351 Gender Dress Fashion class

Rant Shirt and accompanying description by studentFeminist shoes at Creative Expressions display



Convocation June 2016

Monique MA grad and Scott Scott and GNDS undergrads June 2016

New Creative Works Readings

Trish Salah and Kai Cheng Thom Readings March 23, 2016

poster Mar 23 2016 for Trish Salah and Kai Cheng Thom readigs

Kai Cheng Thom and Trish Salah at readingTrish Salah reading from Lyric SexologyKai Cheng Thom reading from her work


Robert Sutherland Visitors: Dr. Bonita Lawrence and Faith Nolan

Women's Prison and Solidarity: Songs and Teachings  March 10, 2016

The Other Kingston Project continued its work with prison solidarity after the closing of the Prison for Women in 2000 by hosting events during International Women's Week with guests Dr. Bonita Lawrence and Faith Nolan. The events were sponsored by the Robert Sutherland Visitorship, the Department of Gender Studies, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Kahswethna Knowledge Initiative.

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Bonita joined with the Four Directions Women's Singers with drumming and singing. In her talk titled "Honouring the Sisterhood: P4W and Beyond" she gave a history of how Prison for Women treated the prisoners and how the inquiry by Louise Arbour brought to light many human rights violations. Faith Nolan spoke and sang on "Women's Jailhouse Blues still is news". Faith showed her video "Within These Cages" with a choir she worked with in a US prison. Faith founded the choir in the Prison for Women and is still involved in prison choir work and Critical Resistance, a justice group. The Four Directions singers and event attendees joined Faith in a final song to close out this powerful evening.

Faith Nolan and Four Direction SingersBonita Lawrence giving her talkOrganizers of Prison Solidarity with Faith NolanFour Directions Singers with Bonita Lawrence


Gender Studies Annual Open House Photos

Celebrating the Acting Headship of Jacqueline Davies and welcoming our new Department Head, Samantha King January 20, 2016

Incoming and Outgoing Gender Studies Heads 2016MA1 and MA2 students in Gender Studies

Brett and KaraEleanor and SaritaMargo and JeanFolks at Open HouseScott and Margaret