In the News


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 […]


Op-Ed: Dr. Leonora Angeles on the Vancouver housing crisis

November 6, 2018

“One thing is clear from the debate and electoral results: the need for collaboration and collaborative ideas from all stakeholders to address Vancouver’s housing crisis. The new mayor and council will need to combine the best ideas from all candidates and parties to build affordable housing and slow down house prices and rent increases in […]


Dr. Leonora Angeles among recipients of the 2018 Civic Merit Award

November 6, 2018

Dr. Leonora (Nora) Angeles has been named one of the recipients of the 2018 Civic Merit Awards for the City of Vancouver.  Mayor Gregor Robertson, on behalf of City Council, presented the awards to 18 recipients at a ceremony on Oct. 30th.  Dr. Leonora Angeles is recognized for her individual and collaborative efforts around the world […]


Wajiha Mehdi wins 2018 Nehru Humanitarian Graduate Scholarship in Indian Studies

November 6, 2018

Doctoral student Wajiha Mehdi has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Nehru Humanitarian Graduate Scholarship in Indian Studies. The award is given to the graduate student judged to have the most promising research program related to South Asia. Wajiha will be accepting this award and presenting her research at an award ceremony scheduled […]


Kegedonce Press welcomes new author, Jules Koostachin

July 21, 2018

Jules Arita Koostachin is a  filmmaker, scholar, storyteller, and most recently, a poet. Her collection of poetry, Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths, will be released this summer by Kegedonce Press. Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths delves into the life and the healing of an lnnininew woman from the ancestral lands of the Moshkekowok, now called Northern Ontario. It is through the process of writing broken poetry—visual poetry […]


Dr. Minelle Mahtani Appointed as Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty

July 18, 2018

We’re so pleased to welcome Dr. Minelle Mahtani to our Institute this Fall. Dr. Mahtani has been appointed to the role of Senior Advisor to the Provost on Racialized Faculty, a new position that will support the university’s institutional commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environment for faculty members at […]