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University of Alberta creates hub for intersectional gender research

In 2018, the University of Alberta became the first university to make intersectional gender research a teaching priority. Named one of three signature areas in the university’s strategic plan, Intersections of Gender is conceived as an academic hub to illuminate intersectional gender research, support interdisciplinary research collaborations, strengthen inclusive mentorship and teaching, and engage communities across all sectors on gender + intersectionality.

Research resources include a directory of 250 researchers and their projects related to intersectionality and gender at U of A. By bringing these wide-ranging initiatives together, U of A wants to develop a sustainable, central research institute for students and scholars from around the world. As Intersections of Gender develops, it will add teaching resources on intersectionality related to topics such as race, class, Indigeneity, disability, language, citizenship, religion and age.

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Intersections of Gender

Strategic Plan

May 24, 2019
Universities Canada