|Title||Establishing an Interdisciplinary Human Rights Experiential Learning Program|
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.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2022/2023|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Jenny Peterson|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||21,725|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Jenny Peterson, Associate Professor, Political Science, Faculty of Arts
Project Team Members:
Neil Armitage, Lecturer, Sociology, Faculty of Arts