Human Rights Collective

The UBC Human Rights Collective (UBC HRC) is a welcoming community collective for scholars including students and faculty at all academic levels, community, organizations and institutions across disciplines committed to examine, collaborate and act towards the advancement of human rights. UBC HRC 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).

Building upon a foundational understanding of the role that academic freedom plays in the work that we engage in as a collective, we commit to holding an accessible, critical, caring and reflexive space of engagement. Our work acknowledges power and positionality and we act in solidarity regarding human rights abuses

The Collective’s goals are to develop, support, and secure resources for a community of engaged scholars who lead and participate in teaching and learning, research, solidarity, and community-engaged action toward advancing global human rights. We support faculty in teaching initiatives and students through partnerships with local and international organizations working in the field of human rights within our network.

Our Values



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