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Women's Studies

Women’s Studies scholars ask questions such as: Are women more likely to live in poverty? Has gender equality been achieved in the Canadian workplace? What does it mean to be female?

Women’s Studies is concerned with the diversity of women. In this program you will explore the social construction and variability of gender, and how power relations linked to race and ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation and ability/disability impact the lives of women locally and globally. During the course of your studies you will gain creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and cross-disciplinary understandings.

As a Women’s Studies graduate, you will be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Women’s Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

About this program

Possible Occupations

  • Community Organizer
  • Government Relations Advisor
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Research Assistant