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Gender Equality and Social Justice (BA)


Gender Studies Seminar
Dr. Sal Renshaw's students enjoying a lively discussion. Dr. Renshaw's research focuses on feminist philosophies/theologies of the gift, divinity, and love
Gender Equality and Social Justice Class
Dr. Katrina Srigley engages students on the issues critical to the history of women and gender in Canada
Nipissing students give Nipissing high grades
The Globe and Mail consistently ranks Nipissing with "A" grades for Student-Faculty Interaction and Class Size

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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