The first Women’s Studies course was offered at Queen’s University, in the fall of 1986.

Today, Gender Studies at Queen’s is distinguished by an approach to gender that challenges racism, colonialism, capitalism, (hetero)sexism, ableism and other manifestations of hierarchical power, and by a focus on the applications of gender studies within work for social change and social justice. We offer a Gender Studies BAH major, medial and minor degree, BA general degree, Sexual & Gender Diversity Certificate, MA degree, and PhD degree.  

In the fall of 2022, a Black Studies BAH minor and BA general degree was added.

We invite you to support the future of Gender Studies and Black Studies at Queen's.

Gender Studies Gift Fund

This expendable fund is used at the discretion of the Head to support the operations of the Gender Studies Department including enhancing academic programs and/or research infrastructure.

Donate to the Gender Studies Gift Fund

Support Black Studies

Donations will support the development of the Black Studies program at Queen’s University.

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Terrie Easter Sheen Graduate Award

Donations will establish a graduate award for Gender Studies graduate students.

Give to the Terrie Easter Sheen Graduate Award

Stephanie Simpson Bursary

Donations support students who self-identify as Black Canadian entering first year of any first entry undergraduate degree program.

Give to the Stephanie Simpson Bursary

Poole Award in Women's and Gender Studies

Established by Alice Poole, Arts 1942. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to Master's students in Gender Studies who have a research interest in studies related to increasing understanding of and action on improvement of the status of women

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Kathleen A. Herman Prize in Gender Studies

Established to honour Kathleen Herman. Awarded each year to the student in any program who submits the best project in one of the courses in Gender Studies.

Donate to the Herman Prize