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.”
May 16, 2017It’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 […]
May 15, 2017May 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 […]
May 15, 2017CampOUT! 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.
May 15, 2017May 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. […]
April 24, 2017The 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!
January 23, 2017Established 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.
December 21, 2016December 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 […]
December 21, 2016Transgender Day of Remembrance. More voices.
December 21, 2016Nov 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 […]