1991 - 1992:
Director: Janine Brodie
Dr. Janine Brodie is a Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance at the University of Alberta. Dr. Brodie was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, appointed as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in 2004 (renewed in 2011), awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in 2010, and named as a Distinguished University Professor in 2011. From 1997 to 2003, she served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. In 2002, Dr Brodie was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada which noted that “the breadth of her scholarship and the strength of her academic leadership provide an impressive model for the Canadian political science community.”
The York Centre for Feminist Research was formally launched as a research centre in the spring of 1991. The Centre's mandate is to promote feminist activities and collaborative research at York University as well as to establish research linkages between York scholars and local, national and international communities. CFR organized a brochure and questionnaire and distributed it to York faculty. Nearly 100 women faculty associated themselves with the centre. A similar format was followed for graduate students. CFR worked with Women’s College Hospital to organize a panel on women’s health and lent its resources to the National Action Committee on the Status of Women for the production of its annual report card on government. An inaugural event was organized where Isobel Grundy and Patricia Clements spoke about collaborative feminist research.