Student Journals

Our three student-run journals give graduate, and undergraduate students the opportunity to collaborate and to submit their research, have it peer-reviewed and published.

Decomp Journal

Decomp Journal is a literary and multimedia journal grounded in social justice committed to curating art from marginalized communities. Decomp Journal is an in-house, graduate and undergraduate student journal for the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia.


The Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice

The Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice (CGJSJ) is a research journal and magazine curated by the GRSJ Graduate Association (GRSJGA).

The CGJSJ aims to highlight the work of emerging scholars and activists internationally, focusing on the work of graduate students studying in Canadian institutions of higher education.

The CGJSJ seeks to publish critical, substantive research articles and other written works such as poetry and storytelling written by graduate students on issues dealing with the historical, political, economic, social, and corporeal context in which projects of social justice are situated.

The journal has a strong focus on intersectional and interdisciplinary scholarship. The CGJSJ analyzes the relations of sex, gender, race, sexuality, Indigeneity, culture, ability, age, migrant status, etc., and the processes of colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, hetero- and homo-normativity, and hegemony, globalization, migration, displacement, disenfranchisement, and nationalism.

In a commitment to showcasing excellent academic scholarship from graduate researchers, the Canadian Graduate Journal for Social Justice does not have any processing charges or submission fees.

The journal uses a blinded peer-review process headed by the academic working group of the GRSJGA.


Ignite: the Undergraduate Journal for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

Ignite Undergraduate Journal (IUJ) is an annual publication that showcases original intersectional feminist scholarship produced by UBC students.

Ignite is a student-run initiative offering a site of publication to students at the University of British Columbia. As an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, we seek to present a wide collection of academic and creative works that relate to broadly defined conceptions and experiences of feminism. We seek topics that explore forms of oppression such as racism, colonialism, sexism, classism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. We offer a unique academic and artistic forum to a body of students who have enormous critical and expressive capacity.

The most recent edition of Ignite was published in September 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was no issue published in 2021.

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