Department of Women & Gender Studies


Welcome to the Department of Women & Gender Studies

Using feminist theory and research methodologies, women and gender studies examine the historical and contemporary conditions of our society.

Whether as activists, scholars or labourers, women have generated significant changes in society. Women and Gender Studies offer you the opportunity to learn how these changes were initiated and gives you the tools to actively participate in the creation of a more just society. As a student in this program, you will broaden your knowledge of women’s lives, bodies, experiences, labour and scholarship. You’ll also explore feminism as an influential political and social global movement that has generated significant change in all aspects of daily life for everyone. Our department draws on a vibrant community of scholars and activists both inside and outside the university to explore a wide range of issues.

Department Highlights

We Visit with Kainaiwa Beadwork: A New Way and the Real Way of Design

Exibit organizers Hali Heavy Shield, Kalli Eagle Speaker and Carol Williams speak about the special meanings and connection of traditional Kainai and Niitsitapi beadwork pieces and designs as they introduce the newest exhibit at the Galt Museum & Archives.

Undergraduate Research Excellence

At Fall 2020 Open House, women and gender studies students, Kallie Eagle Speaker and Aleah Bastien presented during a session about undergraduate research opportunities at the University of Lethbridge. They both did outstanding presentations and for those who did not see their talks, you can view them via the link below.

For Katrina Taylor, every problem in the world is an opportunity to create change

"My independent studies in health sciences have opened many doors, taught me so much and connected me to so many people. Outside of the university, I met physicians and learned things that I would never have learned in the classroom."

Katrina Taylor, is a fourth-year biological sciences student with a minor in women and gender studies.

Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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