Social Justice Research Institute


SJRI at the Peoples' Social Forum

The Peoples’ Social Forum (PSF) is a critical public space aimed at fostering activist involvement of individuals and civil society organizations that want to transform Canada as it exists today. It is a space for social movements to meet and converge, for the free expression of alternative ideas and grassroots exchanges. (Read more…)

The MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES) and SJRI supported two activist scholars, Sherri Vansickle and Nona Bader, from the Niagara Region who served as Transdisciplinary Social Justice Witnesses at the PSF. SJRI’s current MA Fellow, Blaire Hinsperger-Fox, and Projects Facilitator, Dr. Rachel Hirsch, joined these TD witnesses in creating a social media presence at the PSF. (Read more...)


We have launched an e-bulletin series that will bring you timely, topical, and easy to skim information. This regular digest of headlines, announcements, and links quickly connects you to the source for social justice news, events, and opportunities. Read SJRI's e-bulletins and watch for updates by visiting the SJRI e-bulletins news link.

Content will be posted to the SJRI blog on an ongoing basis and distributed to members by email twice a month. To submit content or provide feedback please email SJRI's Projects Facilitator, Dr. Rachel Hirsch.

Studies in Social Justice Journal

Since 2007 Studies in Social Justice has been managed and published by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice at the University of Windsor. Following the Centre’s recent closure, the journal’s operations have been relocated to the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) at Brock University. To learn more read about the Focus and Scope of this open access journal or access the current issue for free.

The journal’s first (double) issue at its new home in SJRI will be devoted to the theme of “Scholarship and Activism.” Please see the Call for Papers for further information about how to submit proposals. Abstracts are due Oct 7, 2014.

Other SJRI News

A transdisciplinary space at Congress [May 2014]

SJRI/ORS grants info session [May 2014]

Semi-annual general meeting [April 2014]


If you are a Brock faculty member who would like to become involved with the SJRI community please consider applying for affiliated membership.  

Other members of the Brock community, Niagara Region, those from other universities, and any international colleagues who are interested in connecting are welcome to sign-up for participating membership.