Black Lives Matter

Elaine Power, Department Head - Jun 01, 2020

Events of the past week in the US and Toronto have created more opportunities to reflect on 400 years of colonialism; Black oppression; state violence against Black, Indigenous and radicalized people; and White supremacy in the northern parts of Turtle Island.

Graduate student tuition

Elaine Power, Department Head - Apr 01, 2020

I am writing on behalf of the Department of Gender Studies, whose faculty members have unanimously charged me to ask you to reconsider your decision to not waive graduate tuition fees for the summer.

Statement on Coronavirus Related Racism & Xenophobia at Queen's

Elaine Power, Department Head - Feb 04, 2020

You may have already heard that some Queen’s students organized and attended a “coronavirus-themed” party on the weekend.

Statement on Sexual Violence Policy

Department of Gender Studies - Oct 11, 2019

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen's University resolutely supports the right of sexual violence survivors to control their stories and their decisions.

Statement on Racism and Graffiti

Department of Gender Studies - Apr 10, 2019

The Department of Gender Studies strongly condemns the racist graffiti that appeared on the Queen's University and St. Lawrence College campuses on Friday, April 5.

Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Department of Gender Studies - Jan 18, 2019

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University recognizes that we are situated on the territory of the Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee Peoples who are the caretakers of this land.

Statement on Terror Attack in Quebec City

Department of Gender Studies - Feb 02, 2017

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University condemns the horrific terror attack that killed six Muslim men in Quebec City on Sunday and offers our condolences to the loved ones of those who perished.

2016 American Election

Samantha King, Department Head - Nov 10, 2016

As we process our anger and grief at the outcome of the U.S. election, the Department of Gender Studies at Queen's University stands proudly in solidarity with black, indigenous, muslim, brown, undocumented, incarcerated, poor, disabled, trans, and queer peoples.