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"Anchored in Our Culture, Focused on Our Future": Negotiating Spaces for Somali Women in Toronto through Gashanti UNITY
This research presents and analyses the experiences of second-generation Somali women in Toronto, and argues that there is a significant gap in research about young Somali-Canadian women, and the way they utilize different ...
Feminism for Sale: Commodity Feminism, Femininity, and Subjectivity
Today it is commonplace for the female consumer to be targeted using appropriated feminist discourses. This dissertation theorizes commodity feminism, a play on Marxs conception of commodity fetishism, at the intersections ...
York Researcher Shows How Women Lawyers Overcame Barriers
Although women lawyers faced many challenges at the turn of the twentieth century, many of them found ways to work in law.
Yoga, Women, and Cancer: Experiences in a Specialized Yoga Program
The purpose of this project was to better understand the experiences of women with cancer who participated in a specialized yoga program at a studio in Toronto. The focus on this particular location served as a case study ...
It's My Right to Fix the City: Women, Class, and the Postcolonial, Politics of Neoliberal Urbanism in Ibadan, Nigeria
This dissertation offers an alternative to the current trajectory for Africa’s urban future, informed by the discourse that African cities are failing and in need of catching up to northern global cities in order to develop. ...
Exploring the Service Experiences of Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Study
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have complex service needs across the lifespan. The specific experiences of women with ASD, however, remain largely unknown. This concurrent mixed-methods dissertation ...
Race and Gender Impacts Women in Poverty
Lone mother families experience poverty as a result of specific factors such as race and gender. These factors disadvantage them in society and calls for further studies to find solutions.
Experiences of New Hebrides Housegirls Sheds Light on the History of Colonialism
Studying the experiences of New Hebrides house girls is a powerful way to understand the way colonialism shaped working conditions around the world.
Indo-Caribbean Immigrants' Well-being: An Intersectional Exploration of the Social Determinants of Health on an Under-studied Population
There is growing research that is examining the impact of social-economic inequities on peoples health and well-being. While there is an increased focus on the pathways between inequities, and health and well-being, there ...
Networked Publics, Networked Politics: Resisting Gender-Based Violent Speech in Digital Media
This dissertation is a qualitative study of digital media that identifies and analyzes feminist responses to violent speech in networked environments across Canada and the United States between 2011 and 2015. Exploring how ...
Research on Women and Video Games Needs to Improve
Research on gender and video games often conflates gender with sex, which leads to stereotyping of girls and women. In general, research on gameplay treats women like a second sex and gender like an insignificant variable.
Intersections of Welfare and Child Welfare Systems and Single Mothers' Activism in the U.S.
This study examines the lived experiences of single mothers involved with child welfare services and mothers activism against child welfare services, in order to more deeply understand the intersections between and meanings ...
Women in clinical trials: a review of policy development and health equity in the Canadian context
(Biomed Central, 2019-04-15)
Health equity in pharmaceutical research is concerned with creating equal opportunities for men and women to partake in clinical trials. Equitable representation is imperative for determining the safety, effectiveness, and ...
Preferences for gender of family physician among Canadian European-descent and South-Asian immigrant women
(Oxford University Press, 2002-04)
Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate expressed preferences for family physician (FP) gender among Canadian European-descent (CED) and Canadian South-Asian (CSA) immigrant women. Method. An ‘on-site’ survey ...
Canada's bold experiment with pay equity
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution, implementation and effectiveness of the Pay Equity Act in Ontario, Canada. Given that this Act is considered by many as the world's most progressive equal ...
Becoming a leader: the challenge of modesty for women
Purpose - While the number of women in managerial positions has been increasing, the gender composition of top management teams is skewed. There are barriers and obstacles in place that limit the movement of women into ...