Establishing an Interdisciplinary Human Rights Experiential Learning Program

TitleEstablishing an Interdisciplinary Human Rights Experiential Learning Program
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

In a time of intersecting crises such as global climate change, growing authoritarianism, and heightened social inequality, equipping students with the analytical and practical skills to address seemingly insurmountable challenges is essential. Underlying these challenges are foundational questions of Human Rights. Whether investigating climate-induced migration, threats to civil liberties or access to clean drinking water, understanding the language of and policy responses from the field of Human Rights is central and essential. Currently, UBC offers several courses addressing these issues but lacks a connective Human Rights hub to support interdisciplinary learning and actions necessary to tackle these issues.

This project will create such an interdisciplinary hub to enhance student learning in the field of Human Rights. It will create interdisciplinary learning modules for use across the university, develop an annual seminar series, support experiential human rights learning opportunities, and develop a new Topics in Human Rights Research and Practice course.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJenny Peterson
Year 1: Funded Amount21,725
Year 1: Team Members

Co-Principal Investigators:

Jenny Peterson, Associate Professor, Political Science, Faculty of Arts
Tamara Baldwin, Director, Office of Regional and International Community Engagement, Faculty of Arts
Nicole Barrett, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Allard School of Law

Project Team Members:

Neil Armitage, Lecturer, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Lisa Sundstrom, Associate Professor, Political Science, Faculty of Arts
Pranav Chintalapati, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Allison Macfarlane, Director, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Chris Crowley, Manager, Learning Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Shanel Feller, Graduate Student, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Anastasiya Mozolevych, Undergraduate Student, International Relations and Sociology
Timothy Chiu, Graduate Student, Sauder School of Business
Clare Farne Robinson, Advocacy Director, Scholars at Risk, New York