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How Dr. Jenny Peterson and UBC HRC are empowering change

Scholars In Prison Engagementship. Photo of students, ORICE staff, and Dr. Peterson in Washington, D.C. for Scholars At Risk's Student Advocacy Days on March 2024.
After years of successful collaboration, the Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) celebrates Dr. Jenny Peterson’s efforts in the Human Rights Collective (HRC), a welcoming community for students and faculty committed to examining, collaborating, and acting to advance human rights. Dr. Peterson, an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Political Science and HRC advisor, plays a crucial role in creating an interactive environment that spans academic courses to engagement opportunities for upper-year undergraduate students.

Dr. David Boyd: Niloufar Bayani and Authoritative Environmental Repression

Date: Thursday, April 4th 2024 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Online via Zoom Register Here About the Event In January 2018, Iranian environmental conservationist Niloufar Bayani, a former United Nations Environment Program project consultant, was arrested on charges of espionage by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Group for leading a wildlife project to monitor critically […]

Getting Started with Data Visualization for Human Rights: Activating Advocacy Series

Date: Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm PT Location: Orchard Commons (ORCH) | Room 3074 Register Here About the Event In an increasingly digitized world, the fields of data science and human rights are converging. New developments in statistics and data science are unlocking new approaches to human rights work domestically and […]

Policy Analysis Fundamentals: Activating Advocacy Series

Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT Location: UBC Food, Nutrition and Health Building (FNH) | Room 40 Register Here About this Event Policy Analysis Fundamentals: Techniques and Strategies will introduce participants to a wide range of policy analysis strategies, like how to determine your audience, choose the right analytical approach, and […]

Human Rights Advocacy 101: Activating Advocacy Series

Date: Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm PT Location: UBC Life Building (LIFE) | Room 2302 Register Here About this Event Human Rights Advocacy 101 will introduce you to a wide range of approaches to responding to human rights challenges and violations at home and around the world. You will learn about online […]

UBC Afghan Scholars, Students and Activists: A Discussion on Building Scholarly Connections in the Diaspora

About the Event When: Wednesday, August 9th, 4-6 PT Where: Place of Many Trees (Liu Insititue)   To foster knowledge-sharing and the exchange of ideas, the “Intergenerational Connections and Futures” (ICF) is organizing a discussion session on August 9th to focus on the significance of, the opportunities for, and the barriers to creating intergenerational scholarly connections among […]

Q&A with Khushi Mehta and Golsa Moazedi: student advocacy for wrongfully imprisoned scholars

UBC Psychology featured Scholars in Prison Program participants Khushi and Golsa in a Q&A on their experience in the program.

Black Youth in Policy: Opportunities & Barriers

Join Velma Morgan, Dr. Rashid Sumalia, and Iyanu Soyege to discuss the opportunities and barriers for Black youth in the policy field!

Why is Student-led Advocacy Important? – Scholars in Prison Engagementship

Luiza Teixeira, Emma Li, and Golsa Moazedi reflect on their work in the Scholars in Prison Engagementship and the importance of student-led advocacy.

Stop Filming Us But Listen: Film screening & discussion

Cinema Thinks the World is pleased to present a free screening of Stop Filming Us But Listen, followed by a discussion about the film with UBC scholars Andrea Crossan (Global Reporting Centre), Sara Ghebremusse (Law) and Shannon Walsh (Film Production), moderated by Liliane Umuhoza (MA Student, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs).