Zoé Duhaime standing in front of the BC Legislature Buildings

Find your edge in gender studies

Zoé Duhaime, undergraduate student and former Victoria Youth Poet Laureate, wrote a poem about the 100 year anniversary of women having the right to vote—it is currently on display in the Legislative Assembly of BC.

Become a student
Workshop facilitators in a classroom

Discover our programs

Our programs encourage critically engaged, robust, empowered thinkers like Shyam Singh and Kate Lord. As undergraduate students in Gender Studies, Shyam and Kate are also facilitators for the UVic Bystander Intervention Training Program.

Programs
Courtenay Nielsen in front of a cycling mural

Make a positive impact in your community

There are many ways you can put your gender studies education to good use. Courtenay Nielsen volunteers to host workshops in bike shops for women, gender non-binary, and trans people to fix their bikes.

Community connections
Students talking in a meeting room

Inspiring courses

Discover cutting edge courses that examine how the role of gender in society interacts with other forms of difference including Indigenous and racialized identities, class, sexuality and more.

Courses
Alumnus Fenn Mayes

Diverse group of alumnae/i

Gender studies can help you understand the world and your place in it. Alumnus Fenn Mayes says he enjoyed gaining new perspectives from this interdisciplinary program.

Alumnae/i

Shift your view, change your world

Gender studies focuses on pressing local and global social-justice issues. We examine how gender shapes people's lives, experiences, knowledge and possibilities in relation to Indigenous and racialized identities, class, sexuality, age, ability, geographical location and more.

In our classrooms, you'll acquire a unique perspective on the world and your place in it, on how power works and how systems of inequality can be addressed.
—Annalee Lepp, Chair of Gender Studies

Interested in the active pursuit of social justice? Curious about how to address different inequities in the world?

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Gender Studies