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Women's Studies and Feminist ResearchWestern Arts and Humanities
  • Women's Studies students Naciza Masikini, Rebecca Meharchand and Angel Leung are highly commended in the 2016 Undergraduate Award

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  • Sarah Saska, PhD candidate, named Canada's Top 100 Powerful Women

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brennanSamantha Brennan
Samantha Brennan, Professor, WSFR and Philosophy, has broad ranging research interests in contemporary normative ethics, feminist theory, applied ethics, sports ethics, political philosophy, children's rights and family justice, gender and sexuality, death, and fashion. Read more 

polzerJessica Polzer
Jessica Polzer is Associate Professor in WSFR and Health Science, and is the current Graduate Chair. Polzer's research focuses on the politics of women's health in the 21st century, with a specific focus on the intersection of discourses on gender, health risk, and biotechnology. Learn more

lefurgeyMayme Lefurgey
Mayme Lefurgey, PhD candidate, was named among four Western PhD candidates to receive the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Read more


Three Women's Studies students are among the highly commended in the Undergraduate Awards

From left to right: Naciza Masikini, Rebecca Meharchand and Angel Leung

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards programme. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. For the last three years a Women's Studies student has been a highly commended entrant in the Undergraduate Awards. This year we have three highly commended students: Naciza Masikini, Rebecca Meharchand and Angel Leung. Read more here

This Week is Consent and Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Western

Here is a link to some events: http://safecampus.uwo.ca/sexual_violence/index.html

The WSFR Speaker Series begins today with Dr. Naomi Nichols. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 4:30
Location: SH 3317

Welcome back students!

We hope youv'e had a lovely Summer and are looking forward to a successful year. Please check our website for course and program information. If you do not have the prerequisite for a course, you can ask the permission of the department at wsfr@uwo.ca

Why should Canadians care about gender equity in clean energy employment?

By Dr. Bipasha Baruah Associate Professor in WSFR and Crystal Gaudet Ph.D student in WSFR. Read more

Western News: Study explores role of Jewish women on homefront 
by Paul Maynard

Women’s Studies and Feminist Research PhD student Jennifer Shaw Lander is collecting and analyzing oral histories of Canadian Jewish women who were active on the home front or were girls during the war. Read more.


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