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.

Current Events


When East meets West: Learning from a Migrant Conference in Canada

Moumita Chakraborty


GSWS 320 student project: Radio Documentary series, "I'm A Sex Worker"

Tune into 'Intravenus' on CJSF 90.1fm or stream live at: http://www.cjsf.ca this Wednesday, from 10-11am, to hear part 2 of our radio documentary series 'I'm A Sex Worker'.

To hear part one of the radio documentary series, click this link and then click 'playlists': http://www.cjsf.ca/contents/intravenus

Services needed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning newcomers in Surrey: Study

Click to read article - The Vancouver Sun

GSWS Professor, Dr. Jen Marchbank weighs in on the issue of gender free identification.

Effort to remove baby’s gender from health card advances equality: experts

Click to read article - The Globe and Mail

The Pride Report
City of Surrey moves toward progress

Featuring Dr. Jen Marchbank and GSWS Students

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GSWS faculty member Dr. Helen Leung and GSWS associate member Christine Kim discuss the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research in the SFU FASS Magazine.  Click on the link below.

Christine Kim and Helen Leung on the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research

~ SFU FASS Magazine

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 Profiles

Nathan Lyndsay awarded Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Justice

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Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profile: Megan Bulloch, MA, GSWS
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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences alumni profile of Robert Bittner

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Associate Profiles