July Update on UBC HRC’s Programming

We are excited to launch a range of new programs and opportunities at the UBC Human Rights Collective (UBC HRC), starting with our community partnership with the Dallaire Centre of Excellence (DCOE)

The Collective aims to develop, support and secure resources for a community of praxis of engaged scholars. Scholars who lead and participate in teaching and learning, research, solidarity and community engaged action towards the advancement of global human rights. We support faculty in teaching initiatives and through partnerships with local and international organizations working in the field of human rights within our network.

The UBC HRC emerged from a partnership with the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network, originally focusing on projects that supported SAR’s learning and advocacy goals. Led by Dr. Jenny Peterson, the experiential human rights research project started as a Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) funded project in 2019 that has since evolved to become the UBC Human Rights Collective encompassing a broader range of topics relating to human rights.

We are now working to consolidate and expand our programming in ways that support and engage with other human rights focused learning opportunities at UBC. Our current areas of focus include Academic Freedom & Human Rights, a Human Rights Training project, and the Intergenerational Connections and Futures Afghanistan project.

For the past couple months, we have also been working on updating our website with the latest programming. Feel free to explore the site and read more about all of the different opportunities, events, and news!

The Collective is part of the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (UBC ORICE) and partners with organizations such as the Scholars at Risk Network, and the Dallaire Centre of Excellence (DCOE).

To learn more about us, check out this page