Feminist Studies and Resources at OISE
Women's Education Resource Collection (WERC)
WERC is a library within the OISE library, specializing in women's studies. It is Canada's largest feminist documentation centre, and covers humanities, social sciences, the arts, issue-oriented publications; international reference journals, and periodicals and popular publications emerging from women's studies programmes and feminist movements around the world.
The collection includes a sizeable French material. Limited materials are available in Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, and Swedish.
Users of WERC include researchers, students, teachers, media, and government and community groups from across Canada and the globe.
WERC is accessed through the OISE library.
Women's Education Resources Collection (WERC)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
OISE/UT Library, 2nd floor
252 Bloor St. West,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Contact librarian Pat Serafini for details or questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 416 926 4730, OISE library 2-118. Ms. Serafini is available to provide advice on collection Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or by appointment.
WERC/OISE Library Hours
Reference Desk Hours:
Hours are subject to change around holidays and the summer season.
Pat Serafini has also compiled a list of feminist theses done at OISE 1972-2006, available for download.
Feminist Studies Handbook
The CWSE produces an annual handbook listing feminist courses available to OISE students, as well as information about feminist professors and specializations at OISE.
Download the 2012-13 Feminist Handbook here.
OISE Feminist Studies
OISE Students can specialize in Women’s Studies/Feminist Studies through master’s and doctoral programs within the following OISE/UT departments: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology; Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Sociology and Equity Studies; and Theory and Policy Studies.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of a participating department. They must also indicate Women’s Studies/Feminist Studies when application is made.
It is expected that the majority of the required departmental and extra-departmental courses will be in Women’s Studies/Feminist Studies. Courses will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor.
Students will be advised by faculty from their home department who are also participants in the Women’s Studies/Feminist Studies interdepartmental specialization.
For more information please refer to the current OISE Bulletin, Women’s Studies/Feminist Studies, http://ro.oise.utoronto.ca/.