Social Justice, Equity, Social Groups and Inclusion

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Through theory building and research, researchers in the Faculty of Social Sciences aim to increase our understanding of how social justice, equity and inclusion can be advanced in Canada and globally.

Examples include:

  • Gender studies and feminist pedagogies
  • Linguistic, identity-based, and religious minorities
  • Human diversity, human rights and equality
  • Political action, citizenship and participation, social action
  • Ethics and public life
  • Social inclusion and marginalization
  • Criminalization and poverty
  • Structures of inequality and power relations
professeur Alexandre Baril

Alexandre Baril

Associate Professor, Social Work

Co-champion - Social Justice, Equity, Social Groups, and Inclusion

"Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues are of great importance. Marginalized groups are mobilizing for broader social justice, both outside and within our academic institutions, including through interdisciplinary and critical fields of study. My intersectional research projects, at the crossroads of gender, queer, trans, disability/crip/mad studies, critical gerontology and critical suicidology, is part of this social, political and epistemic struggle for greater social justice. My work and that of colleagues interested in EDI issues thus aims to denounce ageism, cisgenderism, ableism, classism, colonialism, sizeism, heterosexism, racism, sanism, sexism, etc., in order to rebuild our institutions, our policies and our social interactions."

Mythili Rajiva

Mythili Rajiva

Associate Professor, Feminist and Gender Studies

Co-champion - Social Justice, Equity, Social Groups, and Inclusion

"Equity is central to societal concerns with social justice. Addressing equity, diversity and inclusion at a structural level within our university is crucial. For over two decades, my research has focused on issues of equity and social justice, with an emphasis on feminist intersectionality. I am deeply committed, as a scholar, teacher, and equity officer for the APUO, to fighting racism, settler colonialism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and ableism. More importantly, like many social justice advocates, I am also committed to lifelong learning/unlearning; to be the best ally I can be to marginalized groups whose struggles differ my own experiences as a woman of colour within the academy."

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