In the News

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 […]

The Last Suffragist Standing: Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag’s latest book released March 8th

March 26, 2019

Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag’s new book was published on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019. The Last Suffragist Standing tells the story of B.C. suffragist and politician Laura Marshall Jamieson.  Dr. Strong-Boag was recently interviewed in the Vancouver Sun about the book (click post title for the link).  Dr. Strong-Boag is a UBC professor emerita, a […]

A.J. Lowik gives keynote address at NAF Canada Regional Meeting

November 27, 2018

PhD Candidate A.J. Lowik gave the keynote speech at the National Abortion Federation of Canada Regional Meeting in Toronto, Sept. 30, 2018.  The audience included about 100 people working in abortion services provision and addressed the need for trans-inclusive policies and practices in abortion care.  A.J. was invited to speak because of the manual they […]

Me, Myself, They: A Non-Binary Life

November 22, 2018

Luna M. Ferguson’s book Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary, published by House of Anansi Press, is scheduled for release on May 7, 2019.  Luna graduated with a PhD in GRSJ in November, 2016.  On May 7, 2018, they made history by becoming the first person to receive a non-binary birth certificate with an […]