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.

Current Events

  • June 02, 2015
    Queer Spaces
    queers + spaces Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting June 2-5, 2015
  • May 23, 2015
    Fierce Voices
    #FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media - May 23, 2015
  • May 22, 2015
    CWILA Presents
    CWILA* Presents: Lucas Crawford (Critic-in-Residence 2015) and Shannon Webb-Campbell (Critic-in-Residence 2014) Reading and in Conversation


GSWS Fall 2014 Newsletter ~ Click here to read!



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.