About GWST


Gender and women’s studies is a dynamic and rapidly expanding interdisciplinary area of study. An alternative to the traditional curriculum, Dal's Gender and Women’s Studies program provides you with the opportunity to examine history, social structures, the sciences, language, literature, and culture—from critical and illuminating perspectives. Find out more.

  • Human Sexuality
  • Gender Across Cultures
  • Sex, Race, and the State

See classes offered in Summer 2023 and Fall/Winter 2023/2024



Research Participant opportunity


We're delighted to share with you that the Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series returns  for the 2023/24 academic year.

This year, we begin with talks organized in collaboration with the MacKay Lecture Series, Faculty of Arts + Social Sciences (October 20), the Dalhousie History Department (November 3), and the Dalhousie School of Planning (Nov 9). Please find details for the latest event just below the 2023/2024 schedule. 

All events are in-person, and all are welcome.

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Canisia Lubrin,
as part of the 2023 MacKay Lecture Series, Our Aesthetic Possibilities: Lectures on Art-Making in the 21st Century,
Friday, 20 OCT 2023, 7PM | Scotiabank Auditorium



Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, and teacher, author of three books, including The Dyzgraphxst. Her work has received a 2021 Windham-Campbell Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and the Griffin Poetry Prize, among others. Lubrin has held fellowships at the Banff Centre, Civitella Ranieri, Literature Colloquium, and several universities. She is Assistant Professor and the coordinator of the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA in the School of English & Theatre Studies, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender & Class at University of Johannesburg, and poetry editor at M&S. Code Noir (Knopf, 2024) is her fiction debut.

Drawing on a rich history of feminist engagement at Dalhousie University and in post-secondary institutions across the Atlantic region, the Dalhousie Feminist Seminar Series brings together faculty and students from across Dalhousie, our colleagues at other institutions in Halifax and elsewhere, and members of the community interested in feminist research and scholarship to present and engage with one another's work in a collegial and supportive environment. This year the Series is organized by Erin Wunker, Catherine Bryan and Asha Jeffers, as well as visiting scholar, LiLi Johnson (Gender + Women's Studies & Asian-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Maddison).

An archive of recorded events is hosted on https://hookandeye.ca- Fast Feminism | Slow Academe.



Missed our Open House?  Lost the handout you picked up at one of our Fairs?

Gender & Women's Studies Rack Card
A more environmentally friendly option (PDF) of our Open House handout is now available.