Other GSWS Co-Sponsored Events


May 15, 2023: Roundtable Discussion: A Hundred Years Later: Asian Racialization and the Violence of Inclusion, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue: co-sponsored event organized by the Canada Research Chair (SFU Geography).

April 28-29, 2023: Western Ottomanists' Workshop (WOW), Harbour Centre, co-sponsored event.

April 22, 2023: Honouring Indigenous Students Powwow, hosted by the SFU FNMISA; co-sponsored, student-organized event.

January 16, February 13, March 13 & April 6, 2023: GSWS Feminist Book Club.

January 26, 2023: Canada’s Game– violence, misogyny and racism in hockey. Online event. Part of SFU's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Co-sponsored event hosted by SFU Public Square. 


November 18 and 19, 2022: Interactions, Exchanges, and Transformations: European Legal Traditions and their Impact on the Construction of Gender in a Global Context at Harbour Centre, co-sponsored event.

September 26, 2022: Centering Equity: All-Candidates Forum, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Presented by Women Transforming Cities and YWCA Metro Vancouver City Shift and supported by SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and SFU Public Square.


February 7, 2012: Art, Activism and the Murdered and Missing Women 2:30 pm, AQ 6229

February 20, 2012:  Work and Parenthood, Finding Balance? Policy Lessons from Quebec on Reconciling, Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch; Speaker: Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay; Sponsored by: CCPA (BC Office), BCGEU, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC), SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, SFU's Morgan Centre for Labour Studies, and the BC Federation of Labour's Community and Social Action Committee

June 14, 2012:  Preserving Queer History Stories from a Seasoned Activist, Speakers: Chairman and Founder, Q Hall of Fame Canada, Paul Therien, Founder of the Canadian Court System, The Empress of Canada, SFU Surrey room 3310, Sponsored by Surrey Pride Society and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies


January 10, 2011: "Gendering Foreign Policy: Exploring the representational behavior of International relations elites" Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin (U of T) AQ6229

January 20, 2011: Herstory Café: "Awfully Devoted Women, Lesbian Lives in Canada 1900-65" Book Launch by Cameron Duder.

March 13, 2011: "History, Gender and Landscape, a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour" International Women's Day/Week, Jolene Cumming and Mahtab Eskandari

March 13, 2011: FASS-Faculty Idea Exchange, "Learning Communities: In the Classroom and Beyond"

April 19, 2011: Co-Sponsored "Watch Your Drink: Free public film screening and forum on drug facilitated sexual assault"

April 19, 2011: Kara Chan (Hong Kong) "Tween Girls' Perception of Gender roles and Gender Identities in Hong Kong"

April 28, 2011: Leonore Teifer "New View Campaign" The Medicalization of Sex Conference

April 29, 2011: Jennifer Safronick curated "The Antidote Art Show & Reception" The Medicalization of Sex Conference

July 3-7, 2011:  The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies is proud to sponsor the upcoming Women's Worlds 2011 conference, July 3-7, 2011 in Ottawa-Gatineau. The main theme of Women's Worlds 2011 is "Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world" because where globalization and women are concerned, provocative questions abound.


August 25-28, 2011:  “We Demand ”: History/Sex/Activism In Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia

On August 28, 1971 over two hundred lesbian and gay activists gathered on Parliament Hill to demand the federal government bring an end to laws and practices that criminalized, marginalized, and stigmatized lesbians and gays. Acting in solidarity with their central Canadian allies, Vancouver activists staged the same action on the steps of their city’s Court House. It was the first recorded national political action undertaken by gay liberationists and lesbian feminist activists in Canada.

“We Demand” marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1971 action. The conference seeks to showcase current work on all aspects of the history of sexuality in Canada, from pre-contact to present times.

Keynote speaker: Ann Cvetkovich, author of An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures

Other confirmed speakers include Mary Louise Adams, Karen Dubinsky, Gary Kinsman, Line Chamberland, and Steven Maynard.

Conference organizers:

Elise Chenier, Department of History, Simon Fraser University

Patrizia Gentile, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton University
Cameron Duder, Independent Scholar

Sources of Support:
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University

Ocotber 7, 2011:  Intersecting Critical and Creative Practices in Academia

Join special guest Leung Ping-Kwan for this free seminar organized by Dara Culhane, Helen Leung, Kirsten McAllister and Roy Miki, as we discover how to integrate critical and creative practices in the academic setting.

SFU Harbour Centre, room 2200, 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Intersecting Critical and Creative Practices in Academia is presented by the UBC Asian Studies; SFU Communications; SFU Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; SFU Sociology and Anthropology


March 18, 2010: Crystal Precious, "Burlesque and Sass-Positive Feminism"

March 26, 2010: Laura Robinson, "Sex Matters: L.M. Montgomery, Friendship, and Sexuality"

March 30 & April 7, 2010: " Handwoven Resistance: Indigenous Women's Fair Trade Weaving Cooperative Jolom Maya’etik & Women’s Organization K’inal Antzetik"

May 9, 2010: "Beauty Refugee," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancity Theatre

May 11, 2010: "The Erectionman," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 11, 2010: "Orgasm Inc.," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 15, 2010: "Africa Rising: The Grassroots Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation," DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Pacific Cinémathèque

May 17, 2010: Jin Haritaworn, "The Ghetto as Mobile (Hate) Crime Scene: On the Racialization of Homophobia and Transphobia, Berlin and Beyond"

August 12-15, 2010: Lisa Chilton-Anne Chilton, Willeen Keough, Lara Campbell: Edging Forward, Acting Up: Gender and Women's History at the Cutting Edge of Scholarship and Social Action, Conference at Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver

October 8, 2010: Centre for Public Opinion and Political Representation Launch

October 14-16, 2010: Women in View: Sex Money Media Symposium

October 22, 2010: Cultural Research Salon (SFU Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities) Experiences from Northern Italy and Lessons for Canada

October 22, 2010: Launch website Women in a changing Downtown East Side, The Interurban Gallery and Community Art Space, Vancouver. Click for printable poster.

October 30, 2010: Fundraising event for Surrey Pride 2011. "Something Wicked," The Blue Corvette Longe, Surrey. Visit website. Printable poster in pdf format (5345 KB).

November 4, 2010: Equal Voice's Experiences Program Presents:  Young Women in Politics: Speakers Panel and Round Robin

November 6, 2010: Amber Dawn, Marsha Newbery, Mary Lynn Young in Media panel, Media and Democracy Day 2010, Gender, Sexuality and Violence, Gender, Sexuality and Violence in the Media, Vancouver Public Library. Download Gender, Sexuality and Violence: Media Representations Panel for the Media Democracy Day 2010 Report


November 12, 2009: “Susan Squier, “Liminal Livestock”


January 18, 2008: Colloquium: “Regulating Bodies

January 28, 2008: Celebration event, “The Morgentaler Decision: Before and Beyond”

March 13, 2008: Helen Hok-Sze Leung, “Local Sex on Global Screens: Reflections on the New Queer Asian Cinema”

September 25, 2008: Kate Braid book launch, “A Well-Mannered Storm” and “Writing the West Coast”

October 15, 2008: Afua Cooper, “The Slave in Court: Black Women and History in Canada”

October 28, 2008: Afua Cooper at North Shore Women’s Centre, “Black Women's History in Canada: Opportunity or Dead End?”

October 29, 2008: Anna Camilleri, “Anna Camilleri”

November 21, 2008: Louis-Georges Tin at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, “Deconstructing Homophobia: Asserting LGBT Rights in a Globalized World”

November 28, 2008: Julie MacArthur, “Beyond Public and Private? Energy cooperatives and economic governance in Canada”


February 16, 2005: Louise Chappell, “Expanding Women’s Rights under International Law: Developments at the International Criminal Court”

March 16, 2005: Olena Hankivsky, “The Orange Revolution in Ukraine: A Female Election Observer’s Experiences”

March 18, 2005: Louise Chappell, “Working Inside and Outside Government: Women’s strategies for change”

November 16, 2005: Mary Lynn Stewart, “Hybrid Feminism in the Feminine Presss France 1919-1939”


January 27, 1998: Sue Wendell, “Mind over Body: Gender, Race & Psychosomatic Medicine”

June 30, 2000: Kim Pate (Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies), Viola Thomas (United Native Nations), Victoria Desroches (Aboriginal Criminal Justice Lawyer speak on, "Is 'Restorative Justice' Working for Aboriginal Women in Cases of Violence?" SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver

October 10-21, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft gallery exhibition, "Portraits by Manon Elder: Honour the Women"

October 19, 2000: Barbara Meadowcroft, "Painting Friends: The Beaver Hall Women Painters," Halpern Centre, Burnaby

October 29, 2000: Barbara meadowcroft lecture and discussion, " The United Nations World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Other Intolerance," Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Vancouver

February 14, 2001: Taryn McCormick and Amy Skinner present show, " Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues”

April 5, 2001: Ann Kaplan talk, "Diaspora, Culture & Memory in Black British Cinema," SFU Burnaby

November 20, 2001: Sue Wilkinson, “The Breast Representations in Sickness and Health”

November 2001: Marusya Bociurkiw, Film launch "Unspoken Territory"

October 2002: Marusya Bociurkiw, Film screening, "Unspoken Territory"

February 2003: Marusya Bociurkiw, Show presentation, "Eternal Network"

February 12-14, 2003: Taryn McCormick and Amy Skinner present three shows, " Eve Ensler: The Vagina Monologues”

March 8, 2003: Sue Wilkinson talk: "The Breast: Representations in Sickness and in Health," Community School, Tofino

April 2003: Sue Wilkinson talk, "Women Talk About Breast Cancer: Approaches to Analysing Qualitative Data, UBC Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations, Vancouver

July 10, 2003: Madonna Larbi, “Women, Citizenship & the Future of Africa”

September 29, 2003: Anna Yeatman visit from MacQuarie University talk on, "Towards a Politics of Coexistence: Rethinking Political Community," SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver