Anne ForrestWomen’s and Gender Studies honours retiring professor Anne Forrest for her years of service to the program and to the University of Windsor.

Retiring professor praised for leadership and impact

A collaborative leadership style has marked the accomplishments of professor Anne Forrest, says Jane Ku.

Acting director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Dr. Ku issued a tribute marking Dr. Forrest’s retirement and promotion to emerita status. Forrest helped to establish the program and served as its director for over 20 years.

“Working with other feminist academics on campus, Dr. Forrest developed the program from a few course offerings to a robust Bachelor of Arts program,” Ku says.  “Dr. Forrest’s tireless effort and her championing of Women’s and Gender Studies is unparalleled.”

She cites her work as a co-founder of the Bystander Initiative to Mitigate Sexual Assault and support for Windsor’s Take Back the Night marches.

“Dr. Forrest has been an important and impactful leader and mentor on campus, and her retirement from daily campus life will be keenly felt by those who know her well,” says Ku. However, we also know that she will continue to remain an active champion of equity in the community as a feminist scholar and activist.”

Find the full message on the Women’s and Gender Studies website.