In the News

A call to Muslim boys and men to fight violence against women

May 18, 2017

“It’s important that we situate this issue within a broader context whenever we talk about it,” says Ayesha Chaudhry, associate professor of Islamic studies and gender studies at UBC and co-author of the paper. “Domestic violence isn’t just a Muslim problem.”

‘The White Saree’ by Shruti Rao

May 16, 2017

It’s strange watching this woman, my grandmother of the hunched back, chinaware bones and narrowing shoulders, this renegade who can count one more generation she has married off for every fold in her saree. All her expertise of life, death, marriage, rituals, food, kids, Vedanta now counter-balanced by finding late in her life its equal […]

Congratulations Ayesha S. Chaudhry – Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Dr.  Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, and Professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice. The Canada Research Chairs Program has awarded a […]

CampOUT! Interview on Janice and Cory (Roundhouse Radio)

May 15, 2017

CampOUT! Camp Director, Anna White and Janice Stewart, Chair of Critical Studies in Sexuality join Janice and Cory to talk about CampOUT!. CampOUT! is a Social Justice summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit and allied youth ages 14-21 from BC and the Yukon.

Congratulations Guldana Salimjan in receiving Charlotte Douglas Fee Graduate Award

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Our PhD Candidate, Guldana Salimjan, whose doctoral research focuses on ethnic Kazakhs’ lived experience of dispossession, resilience, and creative self-empowerment in China through oral tradition and storytelling, is this year’s recipient of the Charlotte Douglas Fee Graduate Award. The award recognizes both scholarly contributions and impact in the recipient’s field of research. […]

Educational Innovations for Social Justice Fund (Call for Proposals)

April 24, 2017

The Educational Innovations for Social Justice Initiative is intended to help UBC build upon its strong foundation in learning innovation, teaching excellence, and its deep commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful environments for student learning. Deadline February 28!

Promoting Trans Literacies is one of the Award Winners at Disrupt Ordinary 2017

January 23, 2017

Established in 2011, the monthly Showcase Awards aim to recognize student-led initiatives across campus that have contributed positively to the UBC community and have the potential to impact the community with a pressing cause or issue.

Petition in Support of Dr. Mary Bryson

December 21, 2016

December 1, 2016 Dear Dr. Angela Redish (Provost) and Dr. Blye Frank (Dean of the Faculty of Education), We, the undersigned at the University of British Columbia and elsewhere, write to urge UBC to express its commitment to academic freedom as the core value of our campus in this time when the rights of Indigenous […]

GRSJ grad student, Lyra featured in Montecristo Magazine

December 21, 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance. More voices.


December 21, 2016

Nov 15, 2016 Faculty and students at UBC’s Social Justice Institute are committed to continue to engage in research and teaching designed to contribute to refashioning existing and designing new critical tools that will help us to stop the unfolding of a future of colonial, racial, and sexual violence. Again and again a question comes […]