Promoting Reflection as Practice.
To “reflect” means to think deeply, thoughtfully and carefully about something. It may be an incident in one’s own life or another’s. It may be about something artistic that has been presented. Reflection aids in developing critical enquiry and critical thinking.
IGS also offers workshops to facilitate Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Integration
The Institute of Gender Studies (IGS) writes the syllabus for courses that the Institute will offer and that will be offered in conjunction with other departments at the University.
About the Institute
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE
The Institute of Gender Studies (IGS) at the University comes under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and its Director reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Engagement. It is the goal of the IGS to fulfill The University’s mission of offering a focused, inclusive and empowering program of education designed at correcting systemic inequities and promoting reflective practice. The Institute is envisioned as one for transformational teaching, learning and leadership and consistent with The University of Guyana’s regulations will:
- Offer certificate and credit courses designed to critically analyze, from a human rights and social justice standpoint, cultures, institutions, individuals and intellectual ideas.
- Facilitate research and other program/project activities;
- Address gender-related issues pertinent to the personal and academic success of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
- Develop policy and make policy recommendations on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, teaching and outreach program and activities related to gender mainstreaming.
- Work to advance a national agenda on women and gender studies.
- Maintain and share course materials and resource data for IGS inter-faculty and inter-campus teaching;
“… I would like to recommend IGS workshops to everybody, I think everybody should be aware of who they are and I think these workshops have the power to do that…”
Former Student Nkofi Hodge speaking on his experiences after attending one of our workshops.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Gender Studies at UG, under my directorship, advocates reaching outward to engage the system. Students in our courses and programs are required to analyze the social and political structures that inform their realities. They are given more than simply marginal opportunity to examine the complexity of the networks of relations in what has become an increasingly “technocratic” society that threatens to dull their sensitivity to the moral or ethical issues in their local and global communities. In the Gender Studies classroom, students are challenged to examine themselves and their societies from revolutionary and liberatory standpoints for sustainable families and communities.
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In this section we feature a woman who excelled in her field and has been a inspiration for all women to follow.
Rhoda Reddock is emerita professor of Gender, Social Change and Development and former deputy campus principal of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus. A former head of the Centre (now Institute) for Gender and Development Studies she is also a former lecturer in sociology. Most recently, she was elected to the United Nations Committee on CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women) for the 2019-2023 term. She has recently completed a term as visiting professor at Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. An activist in the Caribbean Women’s movement she was a founding member and first chair of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA). […]
A magazine with writings by men on what it means to grow up in a “rape” culture or culture of violence.
This $1,750 USD Grant opportunity due by Apr. 7, 2019 is for members in good standing with the International Association for Media and Communication Research and is funded by the Urban Communication Foundation.
3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity in sociology of youth to work on our longitudinal mixed-methods Life Patterns research project at the Youth Research Centre, in the University of Melbourne.
In celebration of our history, the Insititute of Gender Studies is hosting a Free Film Night. Come and watch Tula: The Revolt with us.