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 women and men in 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 an inclusive 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 men and women. 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

Kristin Krein

Shining Student - Kristin Krein (Alumni)


“Get involved with local clubs, meet your faculty and explore campus, challenge yourself to go outside your comfort zone!”

Favourite Class: Feminist Theory (WGST 2300)
Favourite Social Activity: Volunteering at the Campus Women’s Centre
Favourite Study Spot: With friends at a local coffee shop

The Bride Prize

The Bridge Prize National Short Story Award

Beginning in 2020, and in alternating years for the next decade, the Bridge Prize intends to inspire and motivate the next generation of Canadian literary artists as they transition to careers as professional writers. The Bridge Prize is presented by the School of Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Deadline for submission:
January 20, 2020

The next prize will be awarded in 2022

    Top prize: $7,500
    Three additional finalists: $1000
    Each winning author will also receive a $200 gift card courtesy of Munro’s Books.

     Faculty of Arts & Science Undergraduate Travel Award

    Faculty of Arts & Science Undergraduate Travel Award

    Value: $500
    Application Deadlines:

    • February 1: For travel taking place (March – June)
    • May 1: For travel taking place (July – Oct)
    • October 1: For travel taking place (Nov – Feb)


    Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

    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 programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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