In the News


Dr. Minelle Mahtani continues in her role as Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty for two more years.

September 14, 2020

Dr. Mahtani will continue to support our institutional commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environment for faculty members at UBC Vancouver. Dr. Mahtani’s commitment to advancing opportunities for racialized faculty has been very impressive. Some initiatives during her first term include the creation of IGNITE, a book club series where […]


GRSJ Professors Awarded SSHRC Grants

August 27, 2020

Congratulations to GRSJ Professors Dr. Annette Henry and Dr. Leila Harris (co-applicant) on being awarded SSHRC Grants. Dr. Annette Henry (Language & Literacy Education / Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice) “This is the riddle I’ve been trying to solve: A longitudinal oral history of the challenges and experiences of Black people in […]


Don Shafer Selected to Join Climate Teaching Connector Cohort

August 24, 2020

We are pleased to announce that GRSJ PhD Student Don Shafer has been selected to join a pilot program with fifteen other graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the Climate Teaching Connector, a partnership between the UBC Climate Hub and the UBC Sustainability Initiative. This pilot project is being designed to bring about greater integration […]


Dr. Becki Ross remembering the legacy of community activist Jamie Lee Hamilton

August 21, 2020

GRSJ Professor Becki Ross was interviewed in the Georgia Straight remembering the legacy of community activist Jamie Lee Hamilton. Dr. Ross and Jamie Lee Hamilton were long-time friends and comrades before Jamie Lee’s death from cancer at age 64. An advisory body with the City of Vancouver approved adding her name as one of the […]


KaYaMenTA: Sharing Truths About Menopause

August 18, 2020

GRSJ PhD Candidate and Cree filmmaker Jules A. Koostachin short documentary KaYaMenTA: Sharing Truths About Menopause is now streaming on CBC Gem. The documentary invites Indigenous women to share their experience and insight into “the change” and delves into sexuality, aging, spirituality and healing around menopause. Cree filmmaker @jakoostachin reaches out to the strongest and smartest […]


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 […]


SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE STATEMENT ON ANTI-BLACKNESS AND THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD: BLACK LIVES MATTER

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 […]