April 28, 2018
Pathways to a Women-friendly Surrey 2018
What’s it like to be a woman running for public office in Surrey?
April 19, 2018
Universal Gender Washrooms
GSWS is happy to announce that two universal gender washrooms have opened up by our department!
April 06, 2018
GSWS Student Union Elections 2018 2019
On April 6th @ 12:30 pm GSWSSU will be holding our elections for the 2018-2019 year! Want to get involved with your student union this upcoming school year?
April 04, 2018
Feminist Trivia Night
Join our year-end event trivia night! The GSWSSU invites you all for a fun night of friends,food and feminism.
March 29, 2018
The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir
6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy Author Peter Gajdics reads from his book, The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir
March 28, 2018
Should I go to Grad School?
Should I go to Grad School? Feminist and Critical Perspectives Organized by Ruth Wynn Woodward Fellow Ela Przybylo March 28, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Room AQ 5119 SFU (Burnaby Campus)
March 28, 2018
Third Gender: Beautiful Youths In Japanese Prints
A talk by Asato Ikeda
March 26, 2018
NWSS GSA Zine Workshop
Heather Prost, GSWS Major and Kat Davidson, GSWS MA Alumni discuss the zine workshop they lead with the New Westminster Secondary School Gay Staight Alliance.
March 23, 2018
Author and Donor Appreciation Night
Join current and former faculty members Coleman Nye, Jennifer Marchbank and Claire Robson, Ela Przybylo, and Mary Lynn Stewart (and perhaps a few special guests!) as they celebrate the launch of their latest books.
March 23, 2018
Responsibility to Protect: Stopping Genocide in Burma
Moderator: Dr. Habiba Zaman
March 01, 2018
Making Visible the Invisible
Are outdated and stereotypical gender roles continuously enforcing systemic issues such as the invisible workload? What is the invisible workload anyway?
February 26, 2018
Basically Queer Book Launch
Basically Queer: An intergenerational introduction to LGBTQA2S+ lives edited by Claire Robson, Kelsey Blair, and Jen Marchbank.
February 08, 2018
GSWS Career Night 2018
The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies student union, the Simon Fraser Student Society, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Department, present: GSWS Career Night!
January 26, 2018
Lissa: a Story of Medical Promise, Friendship and Revolution
Dr. Coleman Nye's new graphic novel.
January 23, 2018
Labor Regimes of Indenture
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California
December 14, 2017
Sad Passing of Vanaja Dhruvarajan
December 01, 2017
FASS Canada 150 Undergraduate Conference
November 09, 2017
Seminar: Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, on current struggles for gender equity and institutional and legal responses Thursday, November 9, 2017
November 08, 2017
Hanna and Me
Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington’s lecture will trace the lives of her grandparents Hanna and Francis Sheehy Skeffington, who were feminists, nationalists, pacifists, socialists in early 20th century Ireland.
November 02, 2017
Asexual Countercultures 2017
Centering asexual and activist perspectives, the speakers and audience will explore the online and offline cultural production surrounding the asexuality movement, community, and asexual identities. This will be an interactive event that will begin with three 20 minute talks which will be followed by an asexuality zine-making workshop.
October 12, 2017
The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in British Columbia
Please join Café Minerva at the City of Vancouver Archives for an event honouring Women's History Month!
September 27, 2017
A Genetic Portrait of Gender in North America
Canada 150 Speaker Series Fall 2017 - Dr. Coleman Nye
September 23, 2017
Gender, Sexuality, and Disability Justice
Fourth Annual Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference September 23, 2017
September 19, 2017
Anna Fyta on Parallel Conversations with Greek Myth
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Anna Fyta (NYU, University of Ioannina) entitled "Parallel Conversations with Greek Myth: Judy Grahn, Louise Glück and Margaret Atwood read H.D.’s Mythic Personae."
September 16, 2017
Conference on Migration of Bengalis to BC
Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis to BC, September 16, 2017
September 15, 2017
Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series 2017
A performance of Bharata Natyam with a special segment on Nobel-laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore by Arno Kamolika
September 05, 2017
GSWS 208-3 STT Diagnosing Difference Race and Gender in Global Medical Perspective 1177
This course explores this how race and gender are defined and diagnosed within medical knowledge systems, health technologies, and clinical practices in different cultural and historical contexts.
September 05, 2017
GSWS 101:3 Gender Talk 1177 (B-Soc)
This course examines how ideas about femininity and masculinity shape our institutions, popular culture, and policies, studies the interconnections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality, and debates the history and future of feminist activism.
September 05, 2017
GSWS 333-4: RWW Advanced Seminar: Critical Nonsexualities 1177
Register now for Critical Nonsexualities in Fall 2017!
August 08, 2017
Nathan Flaig MA Thesis Defence
Dissertation Title: Straight Lines? Re-Reading the Discourse of Straight-Acting for Subversive Effect
July 27, 2017
Women and Gender in (Public) Transportation
In this webinar, SFU's Tiffany Muller Myrdahl will explain the use of disaggregated data to highlight gendered transportation patterns and discuss how gendered experience shapes transit use.
June 29, 2017
Syeda Bukhari PhD Thesis Defence
Dissertation Title: Mapping the Terrain: South Asians and Ethnic Media in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
June 25, 2017
Dr Jen Marchbank receives Surrey Pride Award
Congratulations on this well deserved award!
June 07, 2017
Convocation Spring 2017
Reception for Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies graduands on June 7, 11:30 - 12:30. Click to see photos of the event
June 02, 2017
DIVERSEcity Report Launch
Mapping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Migrant Needs in Surrey, BC Official Launch Party June 2
May 23, 2017
GSWS Graduate Student Colloquium 2017
May 23 at SFU Vancouver - everyone is invited!
May 11, 2017
The Vimy Trap Book Launch May 2017
Come out to hear Jamie Swift speak about "The Vimy Trap: or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War." May 11, 2017
April 28, 2017
Sexuality, Gender and Intimate Justice
A Dialogue with Petula Sik-Ying Ho Professor of Social Work, University of Hong Kong Broadcaster, best-selling author, filmmaker, activist & one of Hong Kong's leading public intellectuals Friday, April 28, 2017
April 26, 2017
Cities Women Need
Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl visits Terrace as part of the Traveling Speakers Series to discuss "Cities Women Need"
March 08, 2017
An Afternoon on Gender and Professional Development
Nelofer Pazira will discuss gender and professional development.
February 23, 2017
We Arent 50 Shades of Broken 2017
Colloquium organized by Metro Vancouver Kink Society and co-sponsored by GSWS - Feb 23, 2017
February 09, 2017
New Directions in Transpacific Cultural Research 2017
A public symposium on media, migation, sexuality, rights, affect, history - Feb 9-10, 2017
February 09, 2017
SFU Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week 2017
Vigil will be in Convocation Hall throughout the week of February 6-10th for people to participate. Discussion groups will be in James Douglas Space AQ - Feb 9th 10-3 Film Screening/March & Meal Forum Chambers MBC - Feb 10th 10- 4
January 30, 2017
GSWS Statement of Solidarity with the Victims of the Terrorist Attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec
January 19, 2017
Sarah Schulman in conversation with Douglass Todd
Author of Conflict is not Abuse - tonight (Jan 19) at CBC Studios
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
November 05, 2016
Immigrant Women in the Workplace
Dr. Habiba Zaman will be one of the speakers at Immigrant Women in the Workplace, Race, Gender and Class in the Hospitality Industry - November 5, 2016
October 27, 2016
Round Table Discussion: “Minorities and Terror Attack in Bangladesh”
October 17, 2016
Habiba Zaman and Hohai University 2016
GSWS Professor awarded Advisory Professorship by Hohai University, China
October 14, 2016
Cafe Minerva Sandrine Sanos
"The Philosopher's Body: Simone de Beauvoir and the Sex of Violence" October 14 at 7:00 pm SFU Harbour Centre
September 13, 2016
Academic Women Fall 2016 Events
February 18, 2015
Gender Inclusive Washrooms
Show your support for gender inclusive washrooms at SFU