In the News

All Flowers Bloom

June 9, 2020

GRSJ Assistant Professor Christopher Patterson’s new novel “All Flowers Bloom” published by Westphalia Press written under his pseudonym Kawika Guillermo is available now! — “In a cruise ship stateroom, a soul awakens in the afterlife, still dressed in the Roman servant garbs of his previous life. He can’t remember much, but a silent woman stands […]


June 8, 2020

The Social Justice Institute at UBC stands firmly in solidarity with Black communities and with movements dedicated to racial justice.

Open World Empire: Race, Erotics, and the Global Rise of Video Games

May 28, 2020

GRSJ Assistant Professor Christopher Patterson’s new book Open World Empire: Race, Erotics, and the Global Rise of Video Games published by NYU Press seeks ways to understand video games beyond their imperial logics, by turning to erotics to re-invigorate the potential passions and pleasures of play. Video games vastly outpace all other mediums of entertainment in […]

Dr. JP Catungal Selected as Public Humanities Faculty Fellow

April 28, 2020

The Social Justice Institute is excited to congratulate GRSJ Assistant Professor Dr. JP Catungal along with Dr. Nicola Levell, Dr. Leslie Paris, and Dr. David Gaertner, winners of the 2020-2021 Public Humanities Faculty Fellows! UBC-Vancouver’s PHH fellowship program supports Humanities scholars in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and Allard School of Law, in […]

Congrats on the 2020 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)

February 21, 2020

Congratulations on the 2020 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)! Dr. Bathseba Opini, EDST. Co-applicants: Dr. Annette Henry, Dr. Michelle Stack, Dr. Andre Mazawi, John Yamamoto, Rod Brown, Dr. Shaya Golparian, Dr. Daniel Shiu, Meena Uppal, Ashley House, Dr. Vince White, Dr. Marianne McTavish, Mary Kostandy, Alison St. Pierre, Ogenfeibo Oladipupo. “Anti-racism Education for Teacher […]

Gender and Sexuality: Applications in Society

February 13, 2020

The second iteration of the MOOC “Gender and Sexuality: Applications in Society” starts on March 11. Led by Dr. Janice Stewart this 6-week online course delves into the complexities of gender and sexuality in today’s society. About this course: Navigating through the complexities of Gender & Sexuality is a necessity in our world, now more […]

“Where Are You From?”: Growing Up African-Canadian in Vancouver

January 9, 2020

Dr. Gillian Creese new book published by University of Toronto Press “Where Are You From?” recounts the unique experience of growing up in a place where the second generation seldom sees other people who look like them, and yet are inundated with popular representations of Blackness from the United States. This study explores how the second generation in […]

Ignite Undergraduate Journal – Call for Essay Submissions

January 9, 2020

  Ignite Undergraduate Journal of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice is now accepting academic essay submissions for Volume X: Feminist Futurities, slated for publication in Spring 2020. Please send submissions to For more information please visit the Feminist Futuries: Call for Essay Submissions event page. SUBMISSION DEADLINE January 27th, 2020  

Peter Wanyenya: A Celebration of Life at the Longhouse on April 23, 2019

April 12, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23 at 4:00 pm, members of the UBC community are invited to a celebration of life for Peter in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall in the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall). All are welcome. Everyone who met, knew, Peter, loved him. His beautiful, warm, and gentle smile, his kindness, and his […]

Dr. Becki Ross receives the Angus Reid Practitioners/Applied Sociology Award

April 9, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Becki Ross and Jamie Lee Hamilton who are the co-winners of the Canadian Sociological Association’s Angus Reid Practitioners/Applied Sociology Award for 2019. They are delighted, and most appreciative of the nomination prepared by colleagues Catherine Corrigall-Brown and Rima Wilkes. “This award recognizes sociologists who undertake community action projects that bring social science […]