Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all
Human Rights Violations and Protections Research Cluster
Members of this research cluster, many of whom are from the Faculty of Arts, are focused on understanding the topic’s international and comparative political dynamics. Significant violations of human rights arise from large-scale processes and major crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and have implications for national, regional and global political systems. Despite their limitations, efforts within each of these systems to prevent, limit and punish such violations have given hope to both human rights advocates and victims of abuse. Learn more.
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
The mission of this UCalgary center is to promote respect for civil liberties and human rights in Alberta. This is achieved by undertaking research on contemporary civil liberties and human rights issues that are of concern to Albertans. The projects are diverse and include proposals for reform of human rights legislation, a report on citizen complaints about police conduct, as well as a manual for lawyers who represent mentally disabled clients. Learn more.
Teaching, Learning and Student Experience
Harm Reduction Training
Open to current UCalgary students, faculty and staff, this training provides tools to reduce stigma towards people who use substances. Training attendees will learn strategies for reducing harms related to substance abuse, and how to recognize and respond to overdose. Learn more.
Scholarship Supports Economic Equality and Social Justice
Introduced in 2019, the Yvonne A. Stanford Graduate Scholarship for Economic Equality supports graduate students endeavouring to pursue a degree in social policy change and social justice. This award inspires the next generation of ‘troublemakers’ fighting to change the world for the better. Learn more.