Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
Located within driving distance of Orillia and Barrie, our stunning Muskoka Campus located in the heart of Bracebridge offers a number of humanities programs including Child and Family Studies and Liberal Arts.
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
As one of few programs of its kind in Canada, the Gender Equality and Social Justice program will teach you to think critically about who has the power in the world, and why, as well as how to resist, shape, and change power for social justice. This program is highly interdisciplinary with close links to Social Welfare and Social Development, Religions and Cultures, Political Science, and Philosophy, and is designed for those with interests in critical studies of popular culture; the politics of resisting inequality through the law; globalization and human rights; violent conflict and international justice; transnational organizing for social justice; histories of colonization; feminist philosophies; postmodernism; theories of justice; and the intersections of race, class, ability, sex and gender.
Students of the Gender Equality and Social Justice Department will receive a broad liberal education in Humanities and Social Sciences. Through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, you will examine the social and cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, race and class, and how these social categories relate to our knowledge, experience, relationships and the quality of our lives.
Within Gender Equality and Social Justice there are three core areas of specialization: Culture and Criticism; Power and Inequality; and Human Rights and Social Justice. This diversity in program offerings gives our graduates the flexibility to enter MA and PhD programs or work in a diverse array of fields (Law, education, social work, government, policy, international relations, social and economic development, community development.)
Gender Equality and Social Justice students are often very involved in student life, from planning the annual International Women’s Week celebrations to participating in Take Back the Night or the December 6th Memorial. Our students are active in many campus groups and services including the Gender Equity Movement, the International Centre, Aboriginal Services, the African Canadian Cultural Club, Queerical up North, the Diversity Committee, and the Environmental Action Committee.
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