Our Alumni

A degree in Women’s and Gender Studies will give you the knowledge and skills to be successful in the global world.

Start with “Women in Canadian Society” WGST-1000, and get an introduction to the exciting social and personal change that awaits you!

The Government of Canada has identified nine key essential skills for today’s workplace.  Women’s and Gender Studies teaches you these key essential skills through a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our graduates are highly sought for leadership roles and our graduates credit their Women’s and Gender Studies education with making them who they are today.

Women’s and Gender Studies graduates have reported the following post-graduation careers:

  • Social worker
  • Sexual abuse therapy counsellor
  • Librarian
  • Women’s shelter support worker
  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • School teacher
  • Police officer
  • Union activist
  • Court advocate
  • Coordinator of LGBTTQ+ community centre
  • Patient advocate
  • Community education coordinator
  • Sexuality health educator
  • Constituency assistant
  • Early childhood educator
  • Anti-human trafficking coordinator
  • Probation & parole officer
  • Life coach


Read what our graduates have to say:

 "Today, one year after graduation, I am working as a settlement caseworker at Adult Language and Learning in Chatham, assisting newcomers in achieving equal participation in Canadian society and trying to reduce the systemic barriers that prevent them from doing so. "

-- Anabella Hatami, B.S.W. Social Work & Women's Studies (2010)
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"My first Women's Studies course opened my eyes to what Women's Studies had to offer.  My life changed at that point."

-- Eava-Kay McKnight, B.A. Women's Studies (2007)
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"Understanding the value of women's contribution to literature and literacy through the Women's Studies program led to an interest in librarianship − a field that has become the focus of my professional life." 

-- Julie Ruel, BA – English Literature UWindsor (2004)
BA – Women’s Studies, UWindsor (2005)
MA – English Literature, University of Alberta (2006)
MLIS (Master’s of Library and Information Studies), University of Alberta (2010)
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To visit a Women's and Gender Studies classroom, please contact us at wgst@uwindsor.ca or call 519-253-3000 ext. 2315.