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Faculty of Arts & Science
Women and Gender Studies Institute

U of T's Women and Gender Studies Institute is dedicated to exploring the entangled work of gender, race and sexuality in identities, relations, practices, theories and institutions. The institute has developed a distinct strength in transnational feminist studies, which joins questions concerning nation-states, citizenship, colonialisms, diasporas and global capitalism with concerns about how to understand the gendered, queered and raced politics of subjectivity, activism and knowledge making. In our classrooms and our research, we put feminism into critical question as much as we develop feminist questions. Our dual emphasis on interdisciplinarity and transnational feminist studies aims to respond to diverse feminisms, as well as to be accountable to the complexities of politics in an interconnected world. Our exciting practicum program offers students the chance to work with community organizations and our many community-engaged research projects. Your gift will play an important role in providing students with experiences that will not only transform their thinking, but also support their future undertakings and sense of self.

WGSI Initiative Fund

Kay Armatage Graduate Women and Gender Studies Entrance Prize

Donations to this prize will support an outstanding incoming student to the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women's Studies.

WGSI PhD Student Fund

The Women & Gender Studies Institute has established the WGSI PhD Student Fund to honour the introduction of our PhD program. The PhD program will allow for an in-depth training, at the faculty level, in feminist theory and methods which specifically educate students to think about questions in an interdisciplinary way. We are proud of the growth and exceptionality of our curriculum. In order to remain competitive in attracting the brightest students we have a pressing need for funding for financial assistance. We invite you to make a contribution to this endowed scholarship as we take advantage of our collective gifts in support of PhD students.

Margrit Eichler Student Leadership Award

Brianna O'Connor Hersey Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a WGSI PhD student who has completed their first year of study. The scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates resilience and drive, shows strong communication skills, exemplifies creative thinking and methods, connects large and small scale thinking in their research, as well as engages with local or transnational communities in meaningful ways.

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh Scholarship

This undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to one student entering third year or higher who is enrolled in a major or specialist program in Women and Gender Studies. It will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit to a student engaged in courses related to feminist studies on the global south, women in the public sphere and/or diversity.


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