Program Seminars

General Information

The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Seminars are intended to foster an intellectual community among all members of the Program. All faculty, staff and students are invited to take part. The seminars offer members of the Program a place to meet outside the classroom setting, to present their work, to engage with debates in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, and to develop an appreciation for the breadth of Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies.

  • MA students are required to attend a minimum of 6 Program Seminars, of which four must be chosen from among those designated by the Program as Program Seminars. Two may be seminars from other venues. Beginning in September 2013, MA students will fulfill their program seminar requirements as part of their required course: GFWS 6907 3.0/Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies.
  • PhD students are required to attend a minimum of 12 Program Seminars, of which eight of the twelve required Seminars must be chosen from among those designated by the Program as Program seminars. Four may be seminars from other venues.

The Program offers at least 8 Program Seminars each year and the Director may also designate other events as Program Seminars. Conferences sponsored by the Program or with significant Program and/or School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies participation count as credit based on the extent of the student's involvement up to a maximum of 3 Seminar credits. Students requesting such credit will submit details in writing to the Graduate Program Director. To gain credit for outside seminars, the student will indicate in writing to the Graduate Program Director what they have attended, giving a brief rationale for their choice to use this seminar to fulfil their requirements(see Executive Committee Minutes of March 8, 1999).

GFWS Seminar Series

(announced through the student listserv, posted on our website, and outside the graduate program office)

Seminars, workshops and conferences organized and sponsored by the following groups will count for credit:

  1. The Centre for Feminist Research (CFR)
  2. The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (GSWS)
  3. The Sexuality Studies Program
  4. The Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (Osgoode)

For PhD Students:

How to receive credit for internal seminars:

  • Ask the host of the seminar sign your PhD Seminar Passport (.docx).
  • You may also wish to attend conferences and/or seminars organized by other organizations, and academic institutions. To receive credit for these, you must request approval from the Graduate Program Director, providing the following information:
    1. The name of the event, organizer, date, time, location and length of event;
    2. A rationale explaining why you attended, how it is relevant to your research, and how it fulfills the requirements to engage with debates in or develop an appreciation for the breadth of Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies.
    3. If you assisted in organizing a conference and attended on multiple days, you may be eligible to receive 2 seminar credits.
  • See our Seminar Schedule: GFWS 2017–18 Seminar Schedule—To Be Announced

Past Seminar Posters:

Women as Public Intellectuals

Radhika Mongia Talk Monday February 22

David Murray Book Launch

Asmaa Ibnouzahir Book Launch

Nahla Abdo talk poster FINAL