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.

How Dr. Jenny Peterson and UBC HRC are empowering change

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.

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.

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.

Human Rights Education Advisory Committee – Call for Students!

Human Rights Education Advisory Committee – Call for Students! Are you an upper-level student at UBC interested in an interdisciplinary approach to human rights? Do you want to engage with human rights in higher education? The Human Rights Education Advisory Committee is looking for two motivated students to represent diverse student perspectives and get involved […]

Hiring: Student Research Assistant – Intergenerational Connections & Futures (ICF): Afghanistan

Please send CV and cover letter to Position is open until filled. Job Description: Student Research Assistant – ICF Afghanistan Project Description Job Title: WL W22 Student Research Assistant – ICF Afghanistan UBC Unit: Office of Regional and International Community Engagement Position Dates: TBD Hours Per Week: 10 Note: This is a hybrid position […]

Hiring: Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Assistant

Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed. The UBC HRC is hiring for a graduate academic assistant and an undergraduate academic assistant for the development of a Human Rights Training Program. Deadline: Please send your cover letter and resume to us at by Friday, July 8th, 2022

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 […]

Prof. Jenny Peterson awarded a Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations to our faculty advisor, Dr. Jenny Peterson, who was the recipient of this year's Killam Teaching Prize which recognizes outstanding teaching.

Funding awarded to Dr. Jenny Peterson for the Intergenerational Connections & Futures for Afghan Scholars Program

This 2.5 year research project in partnership between UBC and Carleton University will be housed within the Human Rights Collective (HRC).

Hiring: Graduate Academic Assistant, Human Rights Training Program

We're hiring a Graduate Academic Assistant for the Human Rights Training program for the summer. Applications are due Sunday May 1, 2022.