Women’s and Gender Studies

Betty Jo BarrettProfessor Betty Jo Barrett will lead the fall 2022 Walls to Bridges course “Tough Chicks.”

Applications open for course to bring learning to correctional settings

Applications are now open for the fall 2022 Walls to Bridges course “Tough Chicks: Representations of Women’s Strength and Anger in Popular Culture and Society.”

This will be the fifth Walls to Bridges course offered by Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Social Work at South West Detention Centre. The classes are taught in jails, prison, and community correctional settings, bringing together students who have been incarcerated with those enrolled in university programs.

cover of the book “Queer and Trans Madness”In his book “Queer and Trans Madness,” professor Merrick Pilling provides the first comprehensive application of Mad Studies to LGBTQ experiences of mental distress.

Event to launch book challenging neutrality of psychiatric chart

Merrick Pilling, professor of women’s and gender studies in the School of Social Work, examines the intersection of sexuality and psychiatry.
Stephanie LattyStephanie Latty will present “Care as a ‘Text for Living’: Black Feminisms, Violence and Liberation” over Zoom at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Police violence against Black women subject of lecture

A free public lecture March 15 will explore police violence against Black women and girls in Canada.

Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-MthimkhuluStefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu is one of two presenters for the free public event “Non-carceral Approaches to Mental Distress in the Post-secondary Context,” on Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Event to examine caring approaches to mental distress

Carly Boyce and Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu will discuss “Non-carceral Approaches to Mental Distress” on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Davey Francis ColeDavey Francis Cole is one of two featured presenters during an online Trans Day of Remembrance event Nov. 18.

Presentation to honour Trans Day of Remembrance

A free online event Thursday, Nov. 18, will mark the Nov. 20 Trans Day of Remembrance.