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Explore how gender, race and sexualities shape your daily life and the relationships you foster. You’ll learn from world-renowned leaders in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, and sexual assault resistance education. Women's and Gender Studies provides students with a lens to explore how power works through various intersecting systems of oppression such as ability, class, gender, nation, race, sexuality and spirituality work to organize our society. The program questions traditional academic notions of what counts as knowledge and encourages students to apply concepts and theories to their own lives and to be change agents in the world. We teach students to see the connections between local, global and transnational sociopolitical forces in shaping lived embodied experiences of gender and sexuality. The program is geared towards community capacity building to empower students to find their own meanings and develop their engagement in their sociopolitical environment.
Sample Courses: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice; Queer Activism; Work and Equality; Women’s Movements in North America; Practical Strategies for Social Change
Career Tracks: Human rights advocate, women’s counsellor, gender and sexuality educator, women’s substance abuse support worker, community development coordinator
How do you achieve gender equality in the workplace? How do you tackle pay disparities? You will learn from world-renowned leaders in women’s and gender studies along with leading business experts to find solutions.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Operations Management, Principles of Marketing, History of Women’s Movements in North America, Frameworks for Feminist Research, Women in Canadian Society
Specialization Options: Accounting, Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management, Finance,Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Career Tracks: Human resources manager, business strategist, employee engagement manager, policy analyst, market analyst
Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)
If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy
Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director
"Women’s and Gender Studies prepared me for work as a social worker because I learned how to critically analyze situations through an intersectional approach and this helps me relate better to people."
BSW in Social Work and Women’s Studies