Human Rights Training

This project will develop a coordinated and resourced network of people, modules and courses dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and research about Human Rights education while enhancing the necessary training available to students and scholars researching and enacting Human Rights. The project will begin in spring/summer 2022. 


  • Provide an annual Human Rights advocacy and research seminar series, resources and a network for students to support course work or co-curricular activities. 
  • Develop standalone modules for skills training in the field of Human Rights for faculty members teaching/supervising research. 
  • Provides faculty teaching in the field of Human Rights with a network of colleagues and a range of additional materials to include in their courses beyond their own areas of expertise that complement the learning goals of their courses, including support for applied research/experiential learning in their courses.
  • Develop and pilot a 300-level, interdisciplinary course that allows students to engage with Human Rights topics that incorporates the module content as it relates to the topics of study and the experiential learning projects embedded in the course. 


  • Through the project deliverables, the HRC will provide faculty and students with structured and supported experiential learning opportunities to engage with topics, theories and approaches to complex issues involving Human Rights.
  • The interdisciplinary focus of this project not only creates spaces for shared expertise and resources, avoiding siloed and duplicated work, it directly advances multiple strategies towards transformative learning and global engagement, exemplifying the assertion that “when students across a range of programs work together, the result is a rich, high-level learning experience that builds expertise in ways no individual, discipline-based course can achieve” (UBC Strategic Plan).

Funded by: UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)