Welcome to the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Mount Allison!

Our program offers a minor, major, and honours in the innovative and exciting field of women’s and gender studies. With an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, our courses focus on interlocking issues such as the construction and material consequences of gender, race, sexuality, class, ability, religion, ethnicity, and age.

We are committed to teaching with a focus on anti-racism, feminist theory, queer and trans studies, and social justice.


The Women’s and Gender Studies program organizes events for:

  • International Campaign Against Gender Violence (Nov. 25-Dec. 10) 
  • Women’s History Month (October)
  • International Women’s Day/Week (March 8)

Renowned feminist scholars and activists visiting campus as guest speakers on such occasions have included: Cynthia Enloe, Alison Prentice, Rita Deverell, Judy Rebick, and Ailbhe Smyth.

WGST also supports and assists with activities commemorating Dec. 6 (also known as the Montreal Massacre, Dec. 6, 1989).  

See Mount Allison's events calendar for other current events. 

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Women's and Gender Studies