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Women’s Health & Urban Life (WHUL) was founded at University of Toronto Scarborough in 2002. The journal was established to provide a platform for critical social science research and other work on urban women’s health. WHUL was initially funded by Wellesley Institute, and then under the journal program of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The journal is now an on-line journal published at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Two issues are published each year.

To access the first on-line issue of the journal, please go to:

Back issues of the journal 2002 to 2012 can be accessed at:

Papers are invited for a special issue edited by Leslie Nichols (Wilfrid Laurier University) on women and precarious employment for the on-line journal, Women’s Health & Urban Life.  We invite manuscripts that address a full range of health topics as they pertain to women’s, children’s, and LGBTQ health, in Canada and other countries.  We particularly welcome papers that address the structural and social determinants of health and the gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national affiliation and other social locations. We also welcome manuscripts that address issues relating to public education, health care programs, and services that address (or fail to address) the specific needs of diverse groups living and working in urban or urbanizing areas and engage the aims of the journal – to inform policy change that promotes social justice.

Author Guidelines:

  •  The submission is original work and does not infringe on any third party’s copyright.
  •  The author(s) submitting the work is/are the actual author(s) of the work, not a third party.
  •  The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  •  The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  •  Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  •  The text is 1-inch margins, double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  •  The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Please submit by March 31, 2018

To submit a manuscript, please register at:

For more information, you may also contact the editors:

For this special issue: Dr. Leslie Nichols, Wilfrid Laurier University, Email: [email protected]

Dr. Toba Bryant, General Editor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Email: [email protected]

Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon, Co-Editor,  St. Francis Xavier University, Email: [email protected]

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