A workshop on "GENDER AS A SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL AND COGNITIVE CATEGORY : EXPLORING GENDER BASED ISSUES AMONG UNDERGRADUATES / ACADEMICS / NON ACADEMICS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA, THAT AFFECT THE LEARNING,TEACHING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT" was conducted by the Staff Development Center & the Center for Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya on Wednesday 29th  OCTOBER 2014 at the SDC auditorium. The Workshop was conducted by the newly appointed Director of the Center for Gender Studies, Dr Sagarika Kannangara.