Research into Indigenous midwifery aims to improve maternal health
To reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, many Indigenous pregnant women in Canada’s remote or rural areas must make a difficult choice to leave their communities and give birth in hospitals in a process known as obstetric evacuation. A new research project aims to explore the cost, health outcomes and experiences of Indigenous mothers and midwives impacted by obstetric evacuation. The study will also examine community-based Indigenous midwifery and the role it plays in improving health outcomes and ensuring cultural continuity.
COVID-19 isolation hurting women more than men
A study by researchers at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute has found that, during the months of isolation caused by COVID-19 restrictions, women are suffering more than men, with poorer sleep and more anxiety, depression and trauma. They are also exhibiting more empathy than men.
Teaching, learning and student experience
Financial Feminism Investment Lab seeks to democratize access to capital for women
The University of Calgary and The51 partnered with the aim to democratize access to women-led capital for women-led businesses by establishing the Financial Feminism Investing Lab. The lab provides early stage investors with the capability and confidence to activate their capital to meaningfully drive innovation and advance the Canadian economy, while improving gender equity.
Gender and Sexuality Studies program
University of Calgary’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSXS) program focuses on issues of gender and sexuality, as well as race, class, disability, citizenship/documentation, age, and environmental issues. This program takes an intersectional, global approach, and issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion are featured in all of our classes. GSXS instructors are committed to collaborative and participatory classrooms, decolonial learning, and a human rights agenda.