Advancing women, gender, and social justice

The Mount Saint Vincent University Institute for the Study of Women (ISW) was revitalized in 2011 and renamed the Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice (IWGSJ) to reflect contemporary realities of the University’s ongoing commitment to gender equality and Women’s Studies. In February 2013, the Institute was renamed to honour Alexa McDonough and became the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice (AMI).

Our Mission:

The AMI aims to achieve equity and improve lives through feminist initiatives that extend knowledge and understanding of issues related to women, girls, gender, and social justice for the Mount community and beyond.

Contact Us

Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice
Mount Saint Vincent University | 166 Bedford Highway | Halifax, NS | B3M 2J6

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Signing up is easy and free! Joining the AMI’s network will connect you to an array of activities, events and education/research opportunities!

Girls Conference

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Understorey Magazine

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International Day of the Girl Child

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