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New book examines feminist strategies to advance gender justice

A new book that explores how feminist strategies have influenced federal policy is based on research from York University’s Centre for Feminist Research (CFR). Feminism’s Fight: Challenging Politics and Policies in Canada since 1970, published by UBC Press, is edited by York Professor Emerita Barbara Cameron and Professor Meg Luxton.

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Professors awarded inaugural Medal for Excellence in Feminist Scholarship

The award was created with an anonymous donor to honour and bring visibility to the work of three York University faculty members—Ena Dua, Bonita Lawrence and Meg Luxton—who have set standards of excellence by transforming understanding of women’s everyday realities and struggles through anti-racist, Indigenous feminist and feminist political economy scholarship.

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Gender & Women’s Studies annual lecture features Jill Andrew, MPP Toronto-St. Paul’s and York alumna

This year’s lecture, “And Still We Rise: Womxn Opposing Oppression & Proposing Change” features Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul’s, the NDP Culture Critic and the Women’s Issues Critic for the Official Opposition.

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Vicki Van Wagner, alumna and midwife that delivered Canada's first male midwife

Vicki Van Wagner, the very midwife who delivered Kryzanauskas 25 years ago, still practises and teaches at the Ryerson University midwifery program. “It’s an important moment for the profession,”

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Dr. Caroline Hodes is the winner of the 2020 ULSU Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Caroline Hodes shares her passion for teaching and her drive to continually develop her skills as an educator. Caroline pushes her students to take risks, and she brings community exploration into her classroom.

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