Feminist Challenges to Knowledge

  • Margrit Eichler Margrit Eichler taught courses on women at the University of Waterloo in 1970/71. She moved to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto (UT) in 1975, and was director of the Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Studies (IWSGS; now Women's and Gender Studies Institute -WGSI) at the University of Toronto from 1999-2003. She is since back teaching full-time at OISE/UT.
  • Meg Luxton Meg Luxton was part of the collective that taught Women's Studies courses at the University of Toronto in the early 1970s. She is currently the Director of the Graduate Programme in Women's Studies at York University, Toronto.


This contribution explores some of the issues that led to the development of Women's Studies in Canada in the 1970s. It offers a report of a workshop on this topic and presents two of the eighteen minipapers that participants wrote for the workshop. Résumé Cette contribution explore certaines des questions qui ont mené à l'élaboration des Études des femmes au Canada en dans les années 1970. Cet article offre un rapport d'un atelier sur ce sujet et présente deux des dix-huit mini-exposés que les participantes ont écrits pour l'atelier.
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