The University of Alberta offers a vibrant student life with many different student clubs, spaces, events, resources, and opportunities. Here we've provided information on and links to the aspects of student life at the University that we find especially interesting, exciting, and/or important - including our own clubs and spaces.
Feminists at the University of Alberta (FUA) is a student group that overlooks many responsibilities: managing the Winnie Tomm Reading Room, organizing feminist social events on campus, and overseeing the Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate Association. FUA publishes the undergraduate journal, Spaces Between, and manages office hours, which serve as a feminist space for visitors to access literature and resources. FUA advocates for marginalized voices on campus and takes activist stances against misogyny, and other forms of oppression.
3-50 Assiniboia Hall
The WGS Lounge / The *NEW* Winnie Tomm Reading Room
Located in the heart of the garden-level Department of Women's & Gender Studies is our student lounge. The 70's chic couches and ambient lighting are perfect for a quick relaxing sesh between classes, or a quiet study spot for groups or individuals.
The Winnie Tomm Reading Room recently relocated to this quiet corner of the Department. Swing by and fill your head with the wealth of knowledge available in this intersectional library.
1-05 Assiniboia Hall
The Landing is a non-profit service at the U of A that offers support for gender and sexual diversity. The Landing strives to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocates for the safety and acceptance of individuals of all gender and sexualities in campus life. The Landing supports LGBTTQQPIANU+ communities and individuals, as well as their supporters, friends, family, and loved ones.
0-68A Lower Level, SUB
Recently, Tony Luong from URI - one of our own graduates! - came by the Department to encourage more WGS undergraduate participation in research, particularly in the Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA), and we think that's a great idea!
Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
Showcase your research and creative achievements through FURCA, an "annual, campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research, showcasing the research and creative achievements of undergraduate students across all disciplines." March 13-17, 2017. (Abstract submissions currently open, closing February 1, 2017.)
The URI website also provides information on other ways to share your research and funding opportunities, such as the $5000 Undergraduate Researcher Stipend. They can even help you find a research opportunity!
So don’t wait until grad school to start researching, do it now!