The Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies Seminars are intended to foster an intellectual community among all members of the Program. All faculty, staff and students are invited to take part. The seminars offer Program members a place to meet outside the classroom setting, to present their work, and to engage with debates in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, and to develop an appreciation for the breadth of Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies.
MA students are required to attend a minimum of 6 Program seminars, of which four must be chosen from among those designated by the Program as Program Seminars. Two may be seminars from other venues. From September 2013, MA students will fulfill their program seminar requirements as part of their required course: WMST 6907 3.0 Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies.
PhD students are required to attend a minimum of 12 Program seminars, of which eight of the twelve required Seminars must be chosen from among those designated by the Program as Program seminars. Four can be seminars from other venues.
The Program offers at least 8 Program Seminars each year and the Director may designate other events as Program Seminars. Conferences sponsored by the Program or with significant Program and/or School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies participation count as credit based on the extent of the student's involvement up to a maximum of 3 seminar credits. Students requesting uch credit will submit details in writing to the Program Director. To gain credit for outside seminars, the student will indicate in writing to the Program Director that she/he has attended, giving a brief rationale, for the record, for her/his choice of this seminar to fulfil the requirement. (see Executive Committee Minutes of March 8, 1999)
How to earn credit for internal/external seminar(s) attended:
The following internal seminars will count towards meeting your MA/PhD degree requirement:
GFWS Seminar Series ( announced through the student listserv, posted on our website, and outside the graduate program office)
Anything organized and sponsored by the following groups:
- )CFR (Centre for Feminist Research)
- GSWS (School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies)
- Sexuality Studies
- The Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (Osgoode)
How to receive credit for internal seminars:
Write your name down on the seminar credit notebook OR provide your name to the host of the seminar, who will then provide the entire list to me. (there is no need to email me individually)
You may also wish to attend External Seminars through other organizations, conferences, and academic institutions. To receive credit for these, you must write to the GPD (for approval) with the following information:
- The name of the event, organizer, date, time and length of event, location
- Why you attended and how it is relevant to your research and a rationale explaining how it fulfills the requirements to engage with debates in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, and to develop an appreciation for the breadth of Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies.
- If you assisted by organizing a conference and you attended multiple days, you may be eligible to receive 2 seminar credits
MOST IMPORTANT: ALWAYS KEEP TRACK OF THE SEMINARS YOU ATTENDED ON YOUR OWN (In case your records are not up to date, you will be required to provide this information).
See our Upcoming Seminars [MS Word 2003 .doc file].