Gender and Women's Studies Public Talk (June 20)

Event Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
The Department of Gender & Women's Studies invites the University community to join us for the public talks presented by the short-listed candidates for the Tenure Track Position in GWS.

Suzanne Narain

Indo-Caribbean women in the Jane and Finch community: Reimagining social reproduction and social change through the diasporic yard

June 20, 2023 (Tuesday) / 10:00am (Eastern Standard Time) / Zoom link: Meeting ID: 968 0293 8488
Indo-Caribbean women in the Jane and Finch community: Reimagining social reproduction and social change through the diasporic yard. Details of the event are on the Webpage

GWS Undergraduate Position (Social Media Developer)

Undergraduate Position: Social Media Developer


April 4, 2023.


The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies requires 1 undergraduate student for a fixed term part-time contract during April and May 2023 to develop, create, and launch our social media presence. The successful candidate will work a total of 62 hours.


Maximum of 62 hours for the contract

Rate of Pay: $25.00 per hour, including vacation pay as per
CUPE collective agreement.


Qualifications: Upper-level student in third or fourth year. Completion of WOME-1100 or a second year Gender and Women’s Studies core course. The successful candidate will have experience developing and launching social media platforms. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge of social media best-practice for promoting posts and drawing followers will be given preference.


Interested students should submit a copy of their resume and a Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form to:


Dr. Jenny Roth, Acting Chair
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Lakehead University


Application Deadline: April 14, 2023 at 4:30pm.


Image of the posting, GWS logo at the top with details of the position. Please see the text on the webpage for posting details.

Sex, Gender, and Species (2023 Spring Course)

Course Description: Sex, Gender, and Species
In this course, we will undertake a critical feminist analysis of the questions “what is a woman?” and “what is an animal?” Drawing on interspecies feminist theory, we will consider the ways that women and animals have been constructed, objectified, and entangled in social and cultural practices – including the discourses and material consequences of Western ethics, science, consumption, and entertainment. Throughout the course, an aim is for you to grapple with interspecies feminist theory to develop responses that move beyond biological determinism, and do not draw a line at the human boundary. 

Delivery Method: Web based
Course Start/ End: 2023-05-01 to 2023-06-12
Instructor: Dr. Jan Oakley
Course code: WOME-2111-SDE
Credit Weight: 0.5 FCE


Feminisms at the Lakehead 2023

Event Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EDT
Event Location: Faculty Lounge
Event Contact Name: Gender Equity Centre
Event Contact Phone: (807) 343-8010 Ext. 8879
Event Contact E-mail:

Yellow text reads "Local(izing) Feminist Resistance. Event is April 5, 2023 in the Faculty Lounge from 9am to 4:30pm.

Marking Assistant Position

Marking Assistant Position

Date of Posting: November 19, 2021.
Application Deadline: 4:30pm on December 3rd, 2021


The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies requires 1 undergraduate Marking Assistant during the 2022 Winter Term. The position is to help with marking in a first- year course, WOME-1100-YDG (Madonna to Madonna: Women's and Gender Studies). Rate of pay is $ 19.12 per hour as per the CUPE collective agreement (vacation pay is included in this rate ). Review of applicants will begin on the application deadline provided above.

Anticipated hours of Work: 85 hours for the 2022 Winter Semester
Start Date: January 1, 2022.
End Date: April 30, 2022.

Qualifications: Student should be a fourth-year major or double major in Gender and Women’s Studies.


Interested students should submit an electronic copy of their resume to: 

Dr. Lori Chambers, Chair
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
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Feminisms at the Lakehead: Continuous Conference

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WGSSA: Exec Member Sign Up

This is just a reminder that Lakehead's Women's and Gender Studies Student Association is still looking to fill some positions on our Executive Team. Please feel free to email for an application at The deadline EXTENDED to Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 at 7pm. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

Looking for Club Members!

Deadline: Monday, September 28th, 2020. Lakehead's Women's and Gender Studies Student Association (WGSSA) is looking to fill the positions of: Social Media, Community Outreach, Advocacy Coordinator, and Secretary. Please email Natasha at to inquire about an application.

Gender and Women's Studies Fall Welcome!

Hello everyone, and welcome back for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please note that all courses in Gender and Women's Studies are on-line for the fall semester (as are all full-year courses). Further information about winter courses will be available by sometime in October, but for those who have not moved to Thunder Bay, do not panic - we will have options for you! 

As both Chair and Graduate Coordinator this year, I am the person to contact if you have any questions or concerns about your program. I will not be in the office because of our work from home directive, but I am happy to answer your email questions, arrange a zoom meeting, or even have coffee in person (with appropriate physical distancing). Please contact me, Dr. Lori Chambers, at to make such arrangements.


Enjoy the term everyone. 
Dr. Lori Chambers
Professor and Chair, Women's Studies