Social Justice Studies (SJS)

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Become a student

Our minor and diploma programs offer students the opportunity to wrestle with important questions surrounding wealth, racism, violence, labour, the environment and more.

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Discover our core courses

The minor and diploma programs require the completion of three core courses, as well as a selection of pre-approved electives.

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Our interdisciplinary approach

Our program is made possible through a diverse group of academics across multiple faculties, departments and programs, as well as a robust affiliated community.



Why Choose Social Justice Studies at UVic?

Interdisciplinary Learning:

Immerse yourself in a program that draws from the vast resources of UVic. We bring together expertise from three faculties, eight departments, and eight programs, offering a comprehensive and diverse perspective on social justice.

Advancing UVic's Vision:

Join us in promoting civic engagement and global citizenship. Our program is committed to upholding the values of equal rights and the dignity of all individuals, contributing to the advancement of UVic's overarching vision.

Active Community Engagement:

Become an active participant in shaping a more just society. Our program encourages you to engage with the community and address global issues firsthand.

Global Perspective:

Develop a global mindset and contribute to positive change on an international scale.

Meaningful Impact:

Embrace the principles of equal rights and dignity for every individual. Make a meaningful impact in your community and beyond.


Territory acknowledgment
We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.