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Dr. Amin Ghaziani in radio interview

September 23, 2014

Dr. Amin Ghaziani was featured in a Monocle Daily radio interview about gay neighbourhoods straightening.  The information is included in his recently-published book, There Goes the Gayborhood? “Traditional areas of the city that we think about as gay neighbourhoods are in fact, deconcentrating, and becoming less segregated,” said Ghaziani. “When we compare census data from […]


Op-Ed by Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry

September 16, 2014

The Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Ayesha Chaudhry,  Don’t Politicize Women’s Bodies.  She is critical of laws in some European countries that demand women remove their veils, and she is proud of laws in Canada – specifically Quebec – rejecting a similar de-veiling model.


Community Engagement: Dr. Janice Stewart on September 24

September 11, 2014

Dr. Janice Stewart, Chair of the Critical Studies in Sexuality program and Undergraduate Chair at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, will speak at an important event on Wednesday, September 24 at 12pm. ‘What I LOVE about being QUEER’ will include a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Vivek Shraya. The event […]


PhD candidate Katherine Fobear in the media

August 19, 2014

GRSJ PhD candidate Katherine Fobear was recently in the news to do with her and fellow scholar Shayna Plaut’s recently-exhibited refugee mural, Seeking Protection is Not a Crime. Watch the five-minute documentary “We are All Humans”, produced as part of their Painted Stories Project at UBC.   More about Katherine’s PhD work: In 1991, Canada was […]


Dr. Amin Ghaziani on BBC Radio

August 7, 2014

Dr. Amin Ghaziani was interviewed on the BBC  Radio program Thinking Allowed, on the topic of  Gaybourhood and City Life.  Read more and hear the interview here.


Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry op-ed, Globe and Mail

August 5, 2014

The Globe and Mail today features an op-ed by Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry, ‘Don’t Politicize Women’s Bodies’. It begins: ‘This summer, the European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s burka ban, agreeing that the burka hinders Muslim women from integrating into French society. Several European countries, including Belgium and Switzerland, have also recently banned the niqab […]


Dr. Amin Ghaziani op-ed

July 17, 2014

CSIS Faculty member and GRSJ Faculty Associate Dr. Amin Ghaziani authored an op-ed that was published today in The Advocate — Where Did the ‘Gay’ in ‘Gay Pride’ Go?


Dr. Becki Ross on CBC Radio

July 10, 2014

Dr. Becki Ross and her long-time collaborator Jamie Lee Hamilton were interviewed by Rick Cluff on The Early Edition, close to the anniversary of the expulsion of sex workers from Vancouver’s West End.  They advocate for reparations from the City of Vancouver.   Hear the Thursday July 10 show here , with their interview beginning at 2:19.


Op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, co-written by Dr. Becki Ross

July 2, 2014

An op-ed in the Vancouver Sun co-authored by Dr. Becki Ross and Jamie Lee Hamilton, ‘Opinion: Sex workers seek apology, reparations:  Evicted from the West End 30 years ago, sex workers demand redress’


Published: new Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry article about a recent ‘honour killing’ in Pakistan

June 18, 2014

From the University of Chicago’s website, a new article from Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry about Farzana Iqbal/Parveen’s murder in Pakistan – Sitting with Farzana: Would She See What We See?.