Queen's changes name of women's studies department to gender studies

December 11, 2009

Queen's University's senate has approved a proposal to change the name of the school's Department of Women's Studies to the Department of Gender Studies, effective January 1. The new name reflects an ongoing shift as traditional women's studies heads towards a multi-faceted approach that incorporates racial, gendered, and sexual diversity. The name change also reflects a push to strengthen ties between the department's undergraduate program and the new Master of Arts in Gender Studies. Queen's News Release