Graduate Association

The purpose of the GRSJ Graduate Association (GRSJGA) is to provide academic forums and build a community network for graduate students at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice Research at the University of British Columbia.

The GRSJ Graduate Association consists of three working groups: Academic, Finances, and Social, all of whom work together to create a scholarly and activist community within the graduate student cohorts.

Please see the GA Governing Document [PDF]


The GRSJ Graduate Association also oversees the Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice Research:

Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice Research (CGJSJR)

The Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice is a newly founded research journal and magazine curated by the Graduate Association (GA) at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The CGJSJ aims to highlight the work of emerging scholars and activists internationally, with a specific focus on the work of graduate students studying in Canadian institutions of higher education. This is the inaugural issue of the CGJSJ, presented at the 2016 F-word Conference under the theme From Theory to Practice: Imagining our Feminist Futures.

The CGJSJ seeks to publish critical, substantive research articles and other written works such as poetry and storytelling written by graduate students on issues dealing with the historical, political, economic, social, and corporeal context in which projects of social justice are situated.  The journal has a strong focus on intersectional and interdisciplinary scholarship that analyzes the relations of sex, gender, race, sexuality, Indigeneity, culture, ability, age, migrant status, etc., and the processes of colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, hetero- and homo-normativity, and hegemony, globalization, migration, displacement, disenfranchisement, and nationalism.

In a commitment to showcasing excellent academic scholarship from graduate researchers the Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice does not have any processing charges or submissions fees.

The journal uses a blinded peer-review process, headed by the Academic Working Group of the GRSJ GA.

VIEW THE INAUGURAL ISSUE (PDF)