Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies

How far have women come? What about efforts to end sexism and racism? What impact do social relationships between women and men have on society? The Institute of Women’s Studies gives you the knowledge and tools you need to answer these and other questions and help improve the well-being of those who make up more than half the human race.

Mental Health Consultation at the Faculty of Social Science

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The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Victoria Barham, would like to invite students who have ideas to share about how your Faculty can better support the wellness of our students to a participative community consultation on Thursday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in FSS4007.  We are interested in identifying specific initiatives that can be undertaken by the Faculty - possibly even during the last few weeks of term - that will promote our students' mental health and overall student experience. We will work together to share ideas and identify priorities.  
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Mental Health Consultation at the Faculty of Social Sciences
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Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Consultation sur la santé mentale avec les étudiants

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La Doyenne de la Faculté des sciences sociales, Victoria Barham, invite celles et ceux qui ont des suggestions à partager, sur la façon dont la Faculté peut améliorer son soutien au bien-être de nos étudiants, à une consultation communautaire participative qui aura lieu le jeudi 5 mars de 16 h à 17 h 30, dans la pièce FSS 4007. La Faculté souhaite identifier des initiatives spécifiques qui favoriseront la santé mentale des étudiants et leur expérience étudiante. Certaines initiatives pourraient être entreprises au cours des dernières semaines du trimestre.
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Consultation sur la santé mentale à la Faculté des sciences sociales
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Thursday 5 March 2020 à 16 h 00 to à 17 h 30
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"How can we counter disinformation?" Challenge

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We live in an era of disinformation. Impact and wide dissemination of sound bites have become more important than truth, and manipulation of facts is commonplace. How can we counter disinformation? What innovative ways can technology be used to combat fake news?

The Embassies of Germany and France, in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada and the University of Ottawa, are launching a project on the topic of disinformation. This project will bring together students from diverse background to propose a digital tool for understanding and decoding disinformation.

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A competition of projects on the topic of disinformation
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Défi "Comment contrer la désinformation?"

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    Nous vivons à une époque de désinformation. Les extraits audiovisuels sont devenus plus importants que la vérité en termes d’impact et de diffusion et la manipulation des faits est devenue monnaie courante. Comment contrer la désinformation ? Quels moyens novateurs la technologie peut-elle utiliser pour lutter contre les fausses nouvelles ?

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    Concours de projets sur le thème de la désinformation
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    Tuesday 28 January 2020 à 17 h 00 to à 19 h 30
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    Les Cafés Féministes 2019-20

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    Dans Heterosexuality in Question (1999), Stevi Jackson affirme : « If real equality existed, heterosexuality would no longer be what it is today ». Des problématisations critiques de l’hétérosexualité sont proposées en fonction de perspectives féministes, lesbiennes et queers depuis les années 1970. Dans l’ensemble, elles ont permis de comprendre l’hétérosexualité comme une norme sociale hégémonique et une expérience individualisée du patriarcat.

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    Problématisations critiques de l’hétérosexualité et quelques outils politiques radicaux pour la réforme de l’intime
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    Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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    Les Cafés Féministes: Stéphanie Mayer

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    Dans Heterosexuality in Question (1999), Stevi Jackson affirme : « If real equality existed, heterosexuality would no longer be what it is today ». Des problématisations critiques de l’hétérosexualité sont proposées en fonction de perspectives féministes, lesbiennes et queers depuis les années 1970. Dans l’ensemble, elles ont permis de comprendre l’hétérosexualité comme une norme sociale hégémonique et une expérience individualisée du patriarcat.

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    Problématisations critiques de l’hétérosexualité et quelques outils politiques radicaux pour la réforme de l’intime
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    Thursday 16 January 2020 à 12 h 00 to à 13 h 30
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    Meet the Future You with Tim Drager

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    Have you ever dreamed of having a high flying career with an international investment firm in NYC? What kind of skills and qualities are international investment firms looking for and how does one embark on such a career path? What steps should students be taking now to plan for future success in the investment field?  

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    Senior Associate, Brighton Park Capital in New York
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    Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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    Arab Diaspora Conference 2020

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    This is a unique gathering that brings together around 30 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) human rights and democracy defenders, who are currently outside or exiled from the MENA region. Defenders will share their perspectives on state and society in the region, and their vision for the future. They will also present on public panels with participants invited from the public sector, academia, civil society and activist communities in Canada as an opportunity for the mutual sharing of knowledge, visions and ideas.

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    Reclaiming the Public Narrative, Voices of the Middle East
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    Monday, 24 February 2020 (All day)
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    Meet the Future You with Devon MacDonald

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    Technology has been disrupting a wide range of industries, especially the world of media and marketing.  What industry trends should social science students be aware of as they look to make the leap from social sciences to the world of media?  What are some of the key opportunities available in this sector and what skills are global media giants, such as Mindshare, looking for in new hires?     

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    CEO, Mindshare Canada
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    Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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    Meet the Future You with Wilhelm Rinas

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    Do you have an interest in safeguarding our environment or care about ensuring that all communities in Canada have access to safe and clean water?  Have you ever thought about a career in water and wastewater management?    If so, join us this Friday, November 8th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at FSS 4006 for a discussion with Social Sciences alumnus, Mr. Wilhelm Rinas (Political Science, 1985). As Director of Legal Services, Procurement and Insurance at the Ontario Clean Water Agency Mr. Rinas will discuss:
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    Director of the Legal Services, Procurement and Insurance Group at the Ontario Clean Water Agency
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    Friday, 8 November 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
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