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email: gec@lusu.ca       phone: 807.343.8879         fax: 807.343.8598

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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The Gender Equity Centre is a centre for all Lakehead University students.

We initiate and support positive Feminist-Womanist action concerning gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, culture, family life, sexual orientation, gender identity and difference in physical or mental abilities.

Working from an anti-oppressive and feminist framework, this is a safe and inclusive place to meet new people, access resources, and get involved. We encourage communication, action, awareness, self-reflection and compassion.


LUSU Radio Hour every Thursday, 10-11 am and Queer Radio on Mondays, 6-7 pm. Visit LU radio.ca for the live-stream & more cool shows!


Today’s (late in the day) #feministfriday features Emma Goldman, considered the founder of anarchofeminism. ... See MoreSee Less

Vagina Monologues:
If you are interested in being part of the cast, please contact the GEC (gec@lusu.ca) by Wednesday, January 18th at 4:30pm!
*There will not be auditions. If you want to participate, you are welcome to!
-Folks will be asked to identify which monologue(s) they are interested in performing
-Monologues will be assigned by Friday, January 20th.
-Cast members will be asked to attend two "open rehearsals" (there are nine being held between January 23rd and February 14th). If the selected dates don't work, we are willing to work with you! 🙂
-Cast members will be asked to participate in a dress rehearsal, happening either Saturday Feb 11th or Sunday Feb 12th - date TBD by cast members.

If you are interested in attending the performance: it will be Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30pm.
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And we’re back with a new #resourceroundup for a new semester. This week we’re focusing on feminist methods with a selection of resources to expand your thinking about ethics, theory, and praxis. How have you implemented feminist principles in your own research? ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Gender Equity Centre

Join us today in the RC lobby to honour victims of gender-based violence on the anniversary of the massacre at L’école Polytechnique, where 14 woman were killed on this day in 1989 due to misogyny and gun violence. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Gender Equity Centre

Please join the GEC and the @lakeheadess in honouring the 14 victims of the L’école Polytechnique massacre and remembering all victim/survivors of gender-based violence. On December 6th, 1989 woman engineering students were targeting in gun violence for taking up space in male-dominated engineering programs. Please come to the Regional Centre Lobby today between 11-2 to light a candle and learn more about the event and how we can prevent further violence against women and gender-diverse people. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Gender Equity Centre

For this week’s #FeministFriday we’re focusing on a very influential Black feminist. Fun fact about bell hooks: she stylized her pen name without capital letters to distinguish herself from her grandmother, for whom she named herself. Reflecting on this decision later in life she said “When the feminist movement was at its zenith in the late '60s and early '70s, there was a lot of moving away from the idea of the person. It was: Let's talk about the ideas behind the work, and the people matter less[...]It was kind of a gimmicky thing, but lots of feminist women were doing it.”
What’s your favourite bell hooks book or quote?
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