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Vancouver will commemorate sex workers’ ouster from West End A Vancouver memorial will be unveiled on September 16 to honour sex workers expelled from the West End during the 1980s. Jamie Lee Hamilton initiated the project eight years ago; she says the commemorative work recognizing the lives of sex workers is the first of its kind in Canada.

Blessing Olukemi Falayi is making the Women’s Centre the most accessible it has ever been Blessing Olukemi Falayi is the president of the Women’s Centre, involved in UBC’s chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and a Pokemon Go aficionado. Falayi, who is entering her fourth year at UBC with a double major in Political Science and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, has been involved with the Women’s Centre since her […]

TREMORS 2016: SPEAKER SERIES Wed, Aug 17 @ 8:45pm — Becki Ross presents “Navigating Dry Land: The Queer Penalty, Sexual Shaming, and the Transformative Promise of Sport”. Becki Ross teaches at the University of British Columbia at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, and in the Department of Sociology.  A life-long competitive athlete and avid sports fan, she […]

Vancouver Filipino Canadian youth create community through mentorship Kababayan Academic Mentorship Program (KAMP) has received an Antipode Scholar-Activist research grant, and will be partnering with Filipino Canadian professor John Paul Catungal on a one-year project that will re-engage alumni mentors and mentees.

Dr. JP Catungal quoted in Vancouver Sun article: For aboriginals and people of colour, LGBTQ2 community not always a supportive place This call for more inclusion isn’t unusual for a protest movement like Pride, according to J.P. Catungal, an instructor at UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. The conversation happening now in Vancouver mirrors one that’s been going on within feminism for decades, but was particularly noisy during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, he said.

Dr. Mary K. Bryson to take up five year term as Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation Dr. Mary K. Bryson will take-up the position, Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation, in the Faculty of Education, effective July 1, 2016 for a five-year term. Dr. Bryson is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education. Dr. Bryson is currently appointed to the position, Senior Associate Dean, Administration & Innovation, […]

Dr. John Paul Catungal and the Kababayan Academic Mentorship Program receive the Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project award June 21, 2016 We are excited to announce that Dr. John Paul Catungal of UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Kababayan Academic Mentorship Program (KAMP) have been selected to receive one of six prestigious Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project awards to pursue a community-academic research partnership titled “Mentorship as political practice”. […]

Veronica Strong-Boag quoted in “Why Canada is changing its national anthem” Canada is making lyrical changes to its anthem to promote gender equality. Similar changes were rejected just a few years ago. What’s changed?

#WeStandWithOrlando June 14, 2016 We at the Social Justice Institute at UBC are deeply saddened by the recent attack at a crucial local gathering space for LGBTQ people. Targeting “Latin Night” at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in downtown Orlando, the violence resulted in the deaths of 49 people, the vast majority of whom were Latinx1 and […]

Dr. Delia Douglas quoted in MSN Report: Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete in the world – why did it take so long? In an interview with Bleacher Report, Delia Douglas, Ph.D., an instructor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus, called the phenomenon “anti-black racism in a gender-specific form”.