TWU Gender Studies Institute presents day-long symposium “Gender, Religion and the Third Wave”.

The GSI Symposium will take place on October 16th from 12:15-2:00pm. For more information visit

On October 16th, Trinity Western University’s Gender Studies Institute (GSI) is hosting a day-long symposium entitled, "Gender, Religion and the Third Wave." As part of the symposium, a free public lecture will be held from 12:15pm until 2:00pm. The keynote lecture, reflecting on the trajectory of research in the field over the past 40 years, will be followed by two scholarly responses and a question period.  

The GSI was established in 2007 to facilitate critical engagement of leading gender scholarship and to develop profound conversations and collaborations with other academics in the field. The institute fosters interdisciplinary teaching, intellectual dialogue, research, and collaboration in all areas of gender studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the institute will enable TWU scholars to collaboratively address gender issues that come out of every discipline to train leaders who will enjoy and foster restorative gendered relationships.



Event at a Glance

What: Symposium: “Gender, Religion and the Third Wave” presented by TWU Gender Studies Institute

When: Friday, October 16th

Time: 12:15 – 2:00 PM

12:15pm Keynote Address

Rosemary Radford Ruether, Ph.D., Professor of Feminist Theology, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University

1:00pm  Responses and Question Period

Eleanor Stebner, Ph.D., J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities and Associate

Professor, Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University

Maxine Hancock, Ph.D., Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual

Theology, Regent College

Where: Trinity Western University – Northwest Building Auditorium

7600 Glover Road, Langley BC.

Contact: For more information visit

Please note that the views that may be expressed at this conference are not necessarily those of Trinity Western University, its faculty, or the Gender Studies Institute.

 Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.



Last Updated: 2009-10-19
Author: Erin Mussolum