Legal Story-Telling: Case Files and the Historian

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Conron Hall, University College

Feminisms at the Lakehead

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 8:30am to 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Zoom) and in-person (UC 1029G, Faculty Lounge, Thunder Bay Campus)
Event Fee: 
Free event, all are welcome
  • When: April 10th (Wednesday)
  • Where: Faculty Lounge (Lakehead University, Thunder Bay* campus)
  • Doors open at 8:30am for coffee, tea and muffins
  • Presentations from 9am to 4pm
  • Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options will be available
  • Please note that registration is required: email Dr. Roth at
  • *Orillia and beyond: All are welcome! We'll send you a Zoom link upon registration.
Keynote Speakers:
Visiting Keynote Speaker:
  • Ojo Agi, a Nigerian-Canadian artist whose work challenges the white patriarchal Colonial gaze
Local Keynote Speakers:
  • Kris Tonkens (LWC)
  • Mz Molly Poppinz (Storytime with Drag Queens)
  • Lady Fantasia LaPremière (Storytime with Drag Queens)

Upcoming GWS 2024 Spring course (WOME-1100-SDE)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 12:00am EDT to Friday, July 26, 2024 - 12:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Web)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for affiliated fees.

Please click here for a Pdf version of the poster.

FDSS: Compassion and Courage

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online: Zoom
Please join the Gender and Women’s Studies Department for the second speaker in our Feminist Dialogues Speaker Series, Dr. Sarah Olutola
Compassion and Courage: Writing in Tough Times
At this important juncture in history, these are the times when our words matter more than ever. What are the responsibilities of writers in today's world? In this talk, Dr. Sarah Olutola speaks a little bit about writing with compassion and courage.

Zoom link:

Save the Date: GWS Feminist Dialogues Speaker Series (January 2024)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online & in-person (Thunder Bay campus)
Zoom link & details:
                                Meeting ID: 979 6873 4036
                                Passcode: 102167
In-person, FB 2002 (Thunder Bay Campus, CASES building)


GWS Feminist Dialogues Speaker Series (December 2023)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 

Click here for the poster (Pdf).

“We need to fight and have a battle every day!”: Queer Perceptions of Social Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Speaker: Mehmet Yavuz’s (Ph.D. ABD)

Mehmet Yavuz’s (Ph.D. ABD) research interests include divided / post-peace-accord societies, violence, peacebuilding, social justice, 2SLGBTQIA+, queer theory, media and peacebuilding, social movements, conflict transformation, Cyprus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, and Turkey. Mehmet has published numerous articles in the following journals: Peace and Conflict Studies, Journal for Justice and Peace, Journal of Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Justice Research, and Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. His doctoral research investigates queer people’s perceptions and experiences of social justice and peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Date: December 6th, 2023 (Tuesday) @ 11:00 am (Eastern Time)

Location is Zoom:
Meeting ID: 917 5970 8087
Passcode: 894042

GWS Feminist Dialogues Speaker Series (November 2023)

Event Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
AT 3004

Click here for the poster (Pdf).


“SoCourage with Your Pen!”: Jane Rule and The Publication of Desert of the Heart

Date:November 17th,2023 (Friday) @ 1:00 pm

Location (In-person):Thunder Bay Campus in Room AT 3004

(Virtual): Zoom
Meeting ID: 346 094 1875
Passcode: 158807

Speaker:Christine Hughes

Christine Hughes is a recent MA graduate in Canadian history. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in Canada, particularly on the history of identity production and community formation. She has been a part of several wonderful feminist history projects, and currently works in healthcare research in the non-profit sector. She lives on the territory of the Wolastoqiyik, in what is currently known as New Brunswick, with her dog, Oscar.


GWS Winter Course (Reproductive Justice)

Event Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2024 - 10:30am EST to Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Thunder Bay campus
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for affiliated fees at

GWS course (Housewives, Radicals and Gender-Blenders)

Event Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2024 - 8:00am EST to Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (web course)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for any applicable fees at or (807) 343-8500.

Course title: Housewives, Radicals and Gender-Blenders: Theorizing Equality 
Course code: WOME-3030-WDE 
Delivery: Online (web course) / Jan. 2024 - April 2024
Instructor: Dr. Jen Roth

Course description: An introductory examination of the questions, tensions and debates within contemporary feminist theory from the late 20th Century to the present. This course considers multiple feminisms' arguments, strategies and politics to understand how contemporary theoretical positions account for material inequalities and lived experiences of marginalization, and how they work towards social justice in gender.

GWS Feminist Dialogues Speaker Series

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 

Student Panel Discussion: Exploring Multi-Disciplinary Feminist Praxis
Date: October 26, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Zoom


  • Madison Maki (English (Specialization in Gender and Women's Studies)
  • Nadia Clarke Cordick (Social Justice Studies (Specialization in Gender and Women's Studies))
  • Shree Smruthi Venkateshan (Psychology/ Clinical Psychology)


Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 967 5283 4234
Passcode: 587616