In the News

Dr. JP Catungal quoted in Macleans article: Same-sex marriages triple in decade since legalization, census finds

August 2, 2017

While same-sex marriage has been legal in Canada for more than 10 years, it’s still relatively new, which may partly explain its growth, said John Paul Catungal, an instructor at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. It has also been a touchstone in the fight for lesbian and […]

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: MAYURI SENGUPTA

June 19, 2017

In many developing countries, national governments have encouraged local management of natural resources, especially forests, with the goal of alleviating poverty and promoting gender equality in local development. However, local participation isn’t always democratic participation, particularly when it comes to gender. 2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Mayuri Sengupta is exploring the particular power hierarchies that women […]

Mayuri Sengupta receives 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 Please congratulate Mayuri Sengupta for receiving the 2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Ten postdoctoral fellows from the University of British Columbia have received the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships this year, out of seventy fellowships awarded nationally. These prestigious fellowships provide each researcher with $70,000 each year for two years, to support research that will […]

Congratulations Taq Bhandal in receiving a CIHR Doctoral Award

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017 Congratulations to our PhD student, Taq Bhandal, for receiving a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award: Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships in the amount of $105,000! Dr. Annette Browne serves as Taq’s supervisor. The CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Awards has the […]

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 Associate 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 […]

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!