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.
Why Study Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies?
Watch the "Why Study Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies?" YouTube video featuring Dr. Lara Campbell, Dr. Coleman Nye and Dr. Habiba Zaman.
Building a Culture of Consent
Watch Charis, a GSWS Masters student and the advisory groups' Graduate Student Society representative, discuss what has happened so far in the process and how you can give feedback on the draft policy.
Student Success Story
The Dean's office of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is proud to announce the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee have selected the following Convocation Medal recipients for 2016 Spring Convocation:
Robert C. Brown Award:
Laura Scheck - BA, Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
On behalf of GSWS, congratulations on your award, Laura. It is most well-deserved.
January 11, 2017
Robert Bittner PhD Thesis Defence
Theorizing Trans Readership: Examining Ways of Reading Trans Themed Young Adult Literature
December 14, 2016
Mary Shearman PhD Thesis Defence
A “Minor League Equivalent to the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building”: Vancouver’s Penthouse Nightclub
December 05, 2016
GSWS Grad School Info Session
Thinking about Graduate School? Come to an informal Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies information session on the MA and PhD programs. Meet Department Chair Lara Campbell and Graduate Secretary Kathryn Hunter for a brief overview of the grad school experience. Plenty of time for questions and conversation!
November 28, 2016
Elizabeth Manning PhD Thesis Defence
The Treatment as Prevention® Empire: HIV Treatment Adherence as the New War on AIDS
Interview (in Cantonese) on Gender Diversity
Monday Forum, hosted by B.C. Lee <http://www.lstimes.ca/en/monday-forum/>
The episode will air during the following times and later archived on the above website
Mon Oct 31, at 8 PM PST / 11 PM EST
Tues Nov 1, at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST
Sat Nov 5, at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST
New Westminster Record article regarding the Rosemary Brown Award and Dawn Black.
Former New West MP and MLA Dawn Black receives award
GSWS student Hannah Mate has published a piece in The Star. Congratulations Hannah and thanks for your brave honesty in writing this.
Dr. Jen Marchbank in the
Video: Vigilance necessary to stamp out rape culture
Transgender SFU Students Stage Protest To Demand More Gender-Inclusive Washrooms, Huffpost February 18, 2015
State of the Arts: Queer youth and elders share stories, Vancouver Courier, February 18, 2015