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York PhD student researching LGBTQ2S older persons in long-term care homes

Stephanie Jonsson, a PhD student in the Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies program, is a queer woman whose research specializes on the healthcare needs of LGBTQ2S older persons.

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York University announces funding for new COVID-19 research projects

Gertrude Mianda, Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies will co-lead a team examining how gender influences the challenges that measures such as social distancing, closure of schools and travel restrictions pose to African immigrant men and women, and how policies and practices could change.

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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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