September 2022 - April 2023

The impacts, effects, and responses to COVID-19 are and were not gender-neutral and many women are and were at the forefront in dealing with COVID-19 at the local as well as national level. This year, the Women in Civic Leadership class, through partnership with women civic leaders and engagement with community organizations in London, will examine and assess London’s experience of COVID-19. By telling the stories of how women community leaders in London responded and are responding to the pandemic, the class will show how gender is intrinsic to crises and crisis responses, and how gender-balanced (GBA+) and intersectional approaches can help guide future responses and policy.


To be considered for this course students should send the following as soon as possible:

  • A copy of their c.v./resume
  • A copy of their unofficial transcript
  • A 500-word statement answering the question: “How will this experiential learning opportunity enhance my academic experience?”

Political Science students: Claire Hass (

SJPS students: Laura Clarke (

E-mail subject line must state ‘Application for Pols/SJPS 3320E.’

Deadline to apply: July 13, 2022


Dr. Jacquie Newman ( for information on prerequisites, permissions, or if you have any other questions.