Dr. Nicholas returns from successful talk at the University of Western Ontario

Undergraduate Marking Assistant Position


Undergraduate Marking Assistant Position


February 5, 2015


The Department of Women’s Studies requires 1 Undergraduate Marking Assistant during the Winter 2015 Term. Position may include help with course development. 

Maximum of 44 hours for the Semester

Rate of Pay: $17.45 per hour, including vacation pay. 

Qualifications: Completion of WS 1100 and at least one 3rd or 4th year WS Core Course. Previous experience as a marking assistant is an asset.


POSTING DATE: 5 February 2015                          CLOSING DATE: 20 February 2015 @ 12:00PM

 Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Interested students should submit a copy of their resume to:

Dr. Jennifer Roth, Chair

Department of Women’s Studies

Ryan Building 2012

Lakehead University


Former Women's Studies Student Publishes Book - Black Sheep Motherhood

A former student of our first-year class, Jane Werner, has published Black Sheep Motherhood with FriesenPress. The book is a funny and educational account of her trials and tribulations with the medical system during her pregnancy. The Department would like to congratulate Ms. Werner on her great accomplishment, and for having the courage and fortitude to stand up for her mothering rights!

Congratulations to the 2014 Helen E.H. Smith Memorial Award Winners in Women's Studies

The Department of Women's Studies would like to congratulate Valeria Panina and Rachel Ball on receiving the 2014 Helen E.H. Smith Memorial Award. This award goes to a Women's Studies Major or Joint Major who obtained the highest mark in Women's Studies 1100 in the previous academic year.

Congratulations 2014 Graduands and Winner of the Dean's Award 2014

Samantha Karschti!The winner of the Women's Studies Dean's Award for top graduating student in 2014 was Samantha Karschti! Congratulations Sam, and congratulations to all of our 2014 Graduands for such wonderful work throughout your Women's Studies Degree! Faculty will miss seeing your smiling faces in our classes, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

WS Graduate Student accepted to PhD Program

Congratulationsto our WS Specialization graduate student, Jamilee Baroud who has been accepted into the PhD program (Education) at Ottawa U.

Jamilee Baroud, Women's Studies Student accepted into the PhD program at Ottawa U

MA student receives SSHRC Fellowship

Congratulations to Regina Belloso for receiving a SSHRC Fellowship!

Image of MA Student Regina Belloso.

Regina Belloso, MA in Sociology with specialization in Women’s Studies candidate, 2014 

Thesis Adviser: Dr. Jennifer Jarman

I am currently conducting research for my Thesis project on the Poverty Reduction Act, 2009 and what this piece of legislation, passed under the McGuinty Liberal Government, means for Northern Ontario women and their families who struggle with poverty and/or violence.

My research will ultimately aim to investigate the structural violence, economic and other social barriers facing low-income and other marginalized groups of women after the dissolution of abusive relationships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Coupling Social theory with a Feminist analysis, I intend to analyze the current state of poverty in Northern Ontario and the implications of the increasing rates of police reported violent crimes on women in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  By focusing on the Poverty Reduction Act, I will be able to shine light onto what must be done to enhance the lives of women and children living with poverty and/or violence.