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Conference of the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF)



Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF) invites feminist scholars and gender justice advocates to engage in dialogue about community knowledge, resistance, and resilience. This year, WGSRF is dedicated to unpacking and deconstructing coercive, centrist, and colonialist forms of knowledge in an effort to re-imagine collaborative knowledge-building as solidarity. The aim of the conference is to share new theories, methods, and activism toward creating more generous and generative social and environmental futures. The association aims to promote Women's and Gender Studies as an academic field and to build a network of its practitioners across Canada in both languages.

As an interdisciplinary and critically engaged association, WGSRF will specifically interrogate the ways “energy economies” animate colonialist and neoliberal ways of imagining “science,” “development,” “climate change” and ”resource management." 


Featured speakers

WGSRF is pleased to announce that Dr. Sherilyn MacGregor, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Keele University will provide a keynote address entitled: "Only Resist: Feminist Ecological Citizenship and the Post-politics of Climate Change." Dr. MacGregor's research on feminist and environmental political thought, sustainability, and ecological citizenship will be of interest to specialized scholars and the general public. Her work on the environment, especially climate change, is a contemporary hot topic in political, academic, and activist fields. Dr. MacGregor's critique of individualized behavioral change and the over-crowded climate change bandwagon is a significant re-imagining of ecological citizenship. 

Date and Time: Sunday, May 29: 10:30 – noon 

Location: TBA


Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF, #96) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.

  • Program Chair: Marie Lovrod, University of Saskatchewan
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Rebecca Sullivan, University of Calgary
  • Association website:
  • Twitter: @WGSRF