Women & Environments International Magazine (WEI)
is a unique Canadian magazine, that examines women's multiple relations to their environments - natural, built and social - from feminist and anti-racist perspectives.
WEI was founded at the first United Nations Habitat Conference in 1976 by Professors David Morley, Rebecca Peterson and Gerda Werkele of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto who developed the idea for the magazine with the initial focus being on the built environment.
Since then WEI has become a well-established Canadian magazine with a multinational readership and worldwide subscribers. Originally a newsletter, WEI is now one of the longest surviving feminist magazines in Canada. Its writers, readers, and editors are people who inspire and create environments more responsive to women's needs through action, education, research, and awareness. It has provided a forum for academic research and theory, professional practice and community experience since 1976.
It is produced entirely by volunteers and contributes to feminist social change. WEI has been housed by both York University and the University of Toronto. It is currently located in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, which provides WEI with vital institutional and community support. WEI is published twice a year and welcomes all forms of participation, donations, sponsorship, and advertising.
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Women & Environments International Magazine
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
HNES Building, Room 234,
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 Canada
T: 416-736-2100 x 21055