BAH GNDS 2020
“My time at Queen's in the Gender Studies (GNDS) department was truly phenomenal! I couldn't have landed in a better program to begin my academic journey. The variety and quality of the courses were of course central to my reason to join the GNDS undergraduate major and complete the SXGD certificate. But what made me stay were the people, other students, faculty, staff, who were consistently kind, generous, almost like family. I am extremely grateful for where my time in the department has led me, in academia where I am currently completing my MA at U of T's Women and Gender Studies Institute, and outside in all other areas of my life. I truly found a sense of direction with Queen's GNDS as my propellor. I learned what it meant to be a compassionate, dedicated, and committed member of a community which is a knowledge I will take with me wherever I go. A highlight from my time at Queen's GNDS was taking my first trans feminism course with Trish Salah in my fourth year!
I am excited to see all the ways the future will be shaped by my time in GNDS! A PhD, an eventual career. Maybe it'll all come full circle and I'll end up back where it all began! Thanks Queen's!"