The inaugural lecture of the Shirley Greenberg Annual Lecture in Women’s Studies took place as part of the official launching of the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies on November 3, 1999. Established thanks to a generous donation from the Minto Foundation Development Funds, each year the conference showcases a distinguished speaker who played a significant role in the promotion of women. In keeping with the principle of alternating the language of presentation, the Shirley Greenberg Annual Lecture is given in one or the other of Canada's official languages.
March 26, 2020, FSS 4007 - Title TBA, Robyn Maynard
2019 - Le droit à la sécurité chez les femmes autochtones : un droit vraiment acquis?
Michèle Audette, Commissioner with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
2018 – Savage States: Settler Governance in an Age of Sorrow
Audra Simpson, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
2017 – La liberté ne pointait pas vers le Nord
Délice Mugabo, member of the Third Eye Collective and PhD candidate City University of New York
2016 – Archival Turns and Queer Affective Methods
2014 – Willfulness: A Feminist History
Sara Ahmed, professor, Race and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
2013 – Combat de la femme écrivain
Marie-Claire Blais, novelist
2012 – Homonationalism Gone Viral: The Affective Politics of Sensation
Dr. Jasbir Puar, professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
2011 – Apparence ou réalité?
Anne Claire Poirier,producer, director, screenwriter and editor
2010 – Decolonizing Social Justice: The Anti-Violence Movement and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
Dr. Andrea Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project
2009 – Les femmes du monde
Céline Galipeau, newscast anchor Téléjournal, Radio-Canada
2008 – Three Shots Heard ‘Round the World: HPV Vaccines and the Politics of Women’s Health
Dr. Abby Lippman, professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University and Chair of the Policy Advice committee, Canadian Women's Health Networ.
2007 – L’instrumentalisation des religions menace-t-elle la démocratie et les droits des femmes
Fatima Houda-Pepin, Députée de La Pinière de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec
2006 – Mother Earth/Earth Mother: The Relationship of Feminists, Eco-Feminism and the Environment
Elizabeth May, lawyer, environmental activist, Officer of the Order of Canada and Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Canada
2005 – Des terrains à labourer pour les féministes
Monique Simard, producer and executive director of Virage Productions
2004 – HIV/AIDS in Africa: Gender Inequality is Fatal
Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa, Companion of the Order of Canada, feminist activist and creator of the Stephen Lewis Foundation
2003 – Montée de la droite et droits des femmes : doit-on s'inquiéter?
Françoise David, militante du mouvement des femmes au Québec
2002 – Cultural Nationalism and the Woman as the Subject of the Nation
Dr. Himani Bannerji, professor in the Department of Sociology at York University, she teaches in the areas of anti-racist feminism, Marxist cultural theories, gender, colonialism and imperialism and is involved in anti-racist and feminist activism
2001 – Nature géante des mots et du silence. Autour de l'identité
Nicole Brossard, feminist, poet, novelist and essayist
1999 – Re-Rooting Feminism. Eyes on the Campus; Arms Out to the Community
Michele Landsberg, Award-winning Staff Columnist for the Toronto Star. Author and activist in the Canadian feminist community