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Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate

May 4th, 2022

In Fall 2022, the Women’s/Gender Studies Certificate will once again be offering its foundational Learning Communities course GENDER MATTERS (see description and course competency below). Kim Simard from Cinema-Communications will be leading a group of faculty volunteers from across different disciplines. The goal is to offer a Learning Communities experience to W/GS students that deepens…

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Award-winning women’s rights advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit on SDGs and global health

May 4th, 2022

The award-winning global security strategist, women’s rights advocate, and medical doctor, Dr. Alaa Murabit, is one of the leading global health and inclusive security experts of her generation. Her work has helped develop policies in 193 countries and impacted the lives of billions, and yet, she never intended to become an advocate. On April 27,…

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Honour the life of Joe Rose with AR

April 6th, 2022

Joe Rose was a Dawson nursing student and AIDS activist who wanted to start a Montreal edition of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), an international grassroots political group that is working to end the AIDS pandemic. While attending Dawson in 1985, he founded the Etcetera Club, a safe space for LGBT students. On…

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Talk with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson March 24

March 23rd, 2022

Decolonization and Indigenization Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Resist Violence and the Creative Collective for Change present an online conversation with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson. She will speak about Cultural safety and managing risky conversations in the classroom on March 24 at 2:45 p.m.

Click Read More for the Zoom link.


Women’s and Gender Studies celebrated IWD 2022

March 23rd, 2022

To mark International Women’s Day this year, the Women’s/Gender Studies students and faculty, as well as members of the larger college community, engaged in a re-naming/re-claiming activity whereby Montreal metro stations were renamed by participants after women they find inspiring.

The event, which took place on March 8, in Conrod’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., saw participants affix labels sporting the names of their chosen inspirational figures on a large blank metro map. Some inspiring figures were drawn from contemporary cultures, while others were figures from both the distant, and the recent, past, like Betty White. Some women, like Mary Two-Axe Earley, Harriet Tubman and Angela Davis, were social activists, while others are celebrities (e.g. Oprah, Zendaya, Christiane Amanpour). Participants were also invited to complete colourful cards on why they chose their particular figures.

Over $400 was raised to benefit our Financial Aid Food Bank from a bake sale in connection with the activity where faculty and students sold baked goods, fashioned by members of our W/GS community. A button-making activity where engaged students produced their own pins sporting the W/GS logo was also quite popular!

-Submitted by Johanne Rabbat, Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies

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Women’s Day at Dawson

March 9th, 2022

The Dawson Support Staff Union, the Association of Dawson Professionals and the Dawson Teachers Union co-hosted a Women's Day event in the Rose Lounge on March 8 featuring a book sale with proceeds to benefit Chez Doris. About 100 people dropped in and $450 was raised. Faculty, staff and students involved in Women's and Gender Studies also put on an event in Conrod's with a bake sale to benefit the Financial Aid Food Bank and activities, such as inviting the community to rename stops in Montreal's metro system. Colleagues enjoyed being together again and celebrating women.


Gender Matters – Call For Guest Teachers

May 18th, 2021

Gender Matters is a unique course pairing Women’s/Gender Studies students and faculty in a learning community to explore how gender shapes our individual lives, societal institutions and the systems of privilege and exploitation that mark our world. Inaugurated in Fall 2018 under the guidance of Cinema | Communications’ Dipti Gupta, and now lead by Emma Doubt of Fine Arts.

Central to the course is the participation of a diverse group of guest teachers who explore the problem of gender inequality, from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. If you are interested, please contact Pat Romano by Tuesday, June 9. You do not need to have a course listed with the W/GS Certificate, but must have some experience in the field. We are looking forward to putting together another great team!

Paromita Vohra

Reclaiming Spaces, Sex and Other Pleasures

March 23rd, 2021

Wonderful, inspiring, motivating… these were just a few of the superlatives that the more than 90 students and faculty from the Women’s/Gender Studies Community shared after attending the International Women’s Day event, Reclaiming Spaces, Sex and Other Pleasures. Our talk with artist-activists Jasmeen Patheja and Paromita Vohra was hosted by Cinema | Communications’ Dipti Gupta…

Last Modified: May 4, 2022


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