In the News


CampOUT! Interview on Janice and Cory (Roundhouse Radio)

May 15, 2017

CampOUT! Camp Director, Anna White and Janice Stewart, Chair of Critical Studies in Sexuality join Janice and Cory to talk about CampOUT!. CampOUT! is a Social Justice summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit and allied youth ages 14-21 from BC and the Yukon.


Congratulations Guldana Salimjan in receiving Charlotte Douglas Fee Graduate Award

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Our PhD Candidate, Guldana Salimjan, whose doctoral research focuses on ethnic Kazakhs’ lived experience of dispossession, resilience, and creative self-empowerment in China through oral tradition and storytelling, is this year’s recipient of the Charlotte Douglas Fee Graduate Award. The award recognizes both scholarly contributions and impact in the recipient’s field of research. […]


Educational Innovations for Social Justice Fund (Call for Proposals)

April 24, 2017

The Educational Innovations for Social Justice Initiative is intended to help UBC build upon its strong foundation in learning innovation, teaching excellence, and its deep commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful environments for student learning. Deadline February 28!


Promoting Trans Literacies is one of the Award Winners at Disrupt Ordinary 2017

January 23, 2017

Established in 2011, the monthly Showcase Awards aim to recognize student-led initiatives across campus that have contributed positively to the UBC community and have the potential to impact the community with a pressing cause or issue.


Petition in Support of Dr. Mary Bryson

December 21, 2016

December 1, 2016 Dear Dr. Angela Redish (Provost) and Dr. Blye Frank (Dean of the Faculty of Education), We, the undersigned at the University of British Columbia and elsewhere, write to urge UBC to express its commitment to academic freedom as the core value of our campus in this time when the rights of Indigenous […]


GRSJ grad student, Lyra featured in Montecristo Magazine

December 21, 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance. More voices.


Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry on NEWS 1130: Minority groups working to assess reality of Trump presidency

December 21, 2016

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Gender Studies at UBC Ayesha Chaudhry believes Trump’s win will be difficult. “I think though for a lot of people of colour, the rhetoric was not surprising. This was rhetoric they’ve heard before. They were aware of this type of deep, simmering white racism that they have experienced in […]


Meet Jalini: A Leader Empowering Women All Over Campus

October 24, 2016

While standing in the queue of UBC’s Loafe, I met the fierce and fashionable Jalini Paramsothi, AMS’s Equal Voice president. We had our introductions, grabbed our drinks, and as if by a twist of fate, a table opened up for us in the busy café. Jalini is a fourth year student majoring in GRSJ (Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social […]


Metro News: Sexual assault panellists ‘disappointed’ as UBC nears end of input phase

October 5, 2016

University extended consultations until end of month, but some members of an expert panel concerned about “confidence” in process. For Lucia Lorenzi, an invitation to sit on UBC’s “expert” UBC sexual assault panel seemed like a chance to make an impact — and bring her voice to the table as a survivor of sexual violence […]


The Photography of Ahmad Issa: Exploring Afghan identity through my grandfather’s pictures

October 4, 2016

Guest post by our MA student, Noal Amir. “Growing up I knew two different Afghanistan’s: the one presented to me through my grandfather’s pictures and my families stories, the other presented to me on the television screen… Throughout my life I tried to use my grandfather’s photographs to illustrate how Afghanistan used to be; not […]