Upcoming Events


This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope and you’re invited to run, walk, cycle or be active in this year's SFU Terry Fox Virtual Event, September 20 - 27. Wherever you live you can participate anytime during these dates. 

Join or Sponsor our SFU GSWS 2020 Terry Fox Virtual Run Team!

Join us!

All GSWS students, faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome to join the team! 

We are excited to co-sponser

'Women Diversifying Cities:  Dare to Run Webinar' with Women Transforming Cities

Join us to hear from Councillors and Mayors from across Canada about the challenges and opportunities presented as women of colour and Indigenous women running for and working in elected positions at the municipal level.

Mon, October 5, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

RSVP now! 

Signature Events

Rosemary Brown Memorial Conference
Our annual conference was launched in 2014 as a means of bringing academics and students, service-providers, and the broader community together to speak on current issues of diversity, ongoing inequalities, and ways to create positive change. Our five previous conferences drew capacity audiences, and we are expecting similar engagements with future events.

Margaret Lowe Benston (MLB) Lecture Series in Social Justice
Begun in 1994, the MLB Lecture Series is financed by an endowment established in memory of Margaret Benston, commonly known as Maggie Benston, a much beloved member of the SFU GSWS faculty, who died in 1991. Maggie was a respected colleague and a tireless advocate of social justice. 

Ruth Wynn Woodward Lecture Series 
Programming organized by Ruth Wynn Woordward Junior Chair 

GSWS Authors and Awards Celebration 
Celebrating GSWS faculty and student research, teaching, and academic achievements