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.

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.

Current Events


Helen Leung, Associate Professor from the Dept of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

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