In the News


Celebrate Pride this year with film screenings by GRSJ PhD Student David Ng and Love Intersections co-founder Jen Sungshine

July 28, 2021

Celebrate Vancouver Pride 2021 at MOA with an exploration of underrepresented queer stories from Indigenous, Black and people of colour through film! Featuring short films by David Ng (GRSJ PhD Student) and Jen Sungshine who are the co-founders of the queer artists collective, Love Intersections. Free with admission. https://bit.ly/2VnQqxn


Dr. Becki Ross’ Op-Ed on the hidden history of queer women in sports published in The Conversation

July 26, 2021

GRSJ Professor Dr. Becki Ross’ Op-Ed Revealing the long but hidden history of queer women in sport hasa been published in The Conversation. The op-ed discusses the long-hidden histories of queer women, sport, and pernicious legacies of racism. There are some tales of brave souls who scaled cis-sexist and heteronormative barriers to come out in […]


Minelle Mahtani appointed as Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies

June 15, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Professor Minelle Mahtani has been appointed as the 2021-2023 Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Dr. Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and is recognized internationally as a hybrid scholar-activist-journalist with a long […]


Dr. Kim Snowden Awarded the Dean’s Award for Educational Leadership projects

March 26, 2021

Congratulations to GRSJ Assistant Professor of Teaching Dr. Kim Snowden! Dr. Snowden is one of Eight assistant and associate professors of teaching in the Faculty of Arts to be awarded the Dean’s Award for Educational Leadership projects. The award is designed to support faculty members’ leadership development and to advance the Faculty of Arts’ Strategic Plan. […]


“All Flowers Bloom” Wins 2020-2021 Reviewer’s Choice Gold Award

March 22, 2021

Congratulations to GRSJ Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Patterson! Dr. Patterson’s book “All Flowers Bloom” (Westphalia Press), written under his pseudonym Kawika Guillermo, has won the 2020-2021 Reviewer’s Choice Gold Award for General Fiction/Novel.


“The Colour of God”

February 22, 2021

Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry’s new book published by One World “The Colour of God” is the story of a child raised in Canada by parents who embraced a puritanical version of Islam to shield them from racism. The author explores the joys and sorrows of growing up in a fundamentalist Muslim household, wedding grand historical narratives of colonialism […]


Dr. Annette Henry Announced as a 2021-2022 Wall Scholar

January 20, 2021

Please join us in congratulating Annette Henry, Professor, Language and Literacy Education & Institute for Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC, who has been announced as a 2021 Wall Scholar. The Wall Scholars Research Award is a unique opportunity for faculty members to spend a transformative year in residence at the Institute in a […]


Wajiha Mehdi, GRSJ PhD Candidate, receives IDRC Doctoral Research Award 2020

January 18, 2021

Wajiha Mehdi, PhD candidate at GRSJ has been selected as one of the recipients of IDRC Doctoral Research Award, 2020. IDRC awards are intended to promote the capacity of graduate students to conduct research that is aimed at addressing development and social issues in developing countries. The annual award of $20,000 will cover the costs […]


GRSJ Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Patterson Receives Shelley Fishkin Award

November 2, 2020

Congratulations to GRSJ Assistant Professor Dr. Christopher Patterson on receiving the Shelley Fishkin Award for International Scholarship from the American Studies Association for his book “Transitive Cultures”!


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 […]