Welcome to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and
Women's Studies

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University welcomes students interested in the study of women, gender, sexuality, and feminism. The department’s interdisciplinary degree programs and faculty offer courses in a wide range of subject areas in the social sciences, humanities, natural/applied sciences, and contemporary arts.

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  • April 28, 2015
    Suffragist Trajectory
    From Rural Poverty to CCF MLA and Activist: The Case of B.C.'s Laura Marshall Jamieson (1882-1964)
  • April 09, 2015
    Kink Talks Back
    Kink Talks Back to Fifty Shades of Grey: The BDSM Community Responds to Kinksploitation Media
  • March 27, 2015
    Hunting Ground
    A screening & discussion of the documentary "The Hunting Ground" this Friday, March 27th
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Marjorie Griffin Cohen has received this year's President's Media Relations Life-Time Achievement Award.  Over the years, Marjorie has contributed unstintingly to public conversations about important issues of the day, including the environment, BC Hydro rate increases, gender and work, temporary foreign workers, the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, and the Living Wage Campaign.  Her opinions have been solicited by local, provincial, national, and international media.  Her expertise and ability to articulate arguments clearly and passionately have earned her recognition and trust as one of our most significant public commentators.

GSWS Fall 2013 Newsletter Click here to read!

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Department of
Gender, Sexuality, and
Women's Studies

8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, BC Canada
V5A 1S6

Phone: (778) 782-3333
Fax: (778) 782-5518