Our Research

The Newcomb Institute is an academic institute that conducts research, training, and practice to empower individuals of all social characteristics to reach their full potential. Our feminist approach generates knowledge to address gender-based barriers and we collaborate with various stakeholders to influence policies promoting gender equity.

Our research priorities for 2023-2028 include:

  • Protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights  
  • Prevention of gender-based and discriminatory violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault, and homophobic and transphobic discrimination 
  • Strengthening feminist civic and community engagement through development of student leaders and community members as change agents