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Reporting to the Office of the Vice-President Research, the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) establishes Brock as a Canadian and international leader in advanced transdisciplinary social justice scholarship, innovative knowledge mobilization strategies, and community-university partnerships.

The Institute’s primary mission is to create and mobilize knowledge that addresses contemporary social problems, opens pathways to progressive social change, and ultimately, helps to build a more just society in and beyond the Niagara Region. This mission is achieved by:

  1. coordinating connections among affiliated members, student researchers, and community activists and partners;
  2. providing project facilitation services including research planning, relationship building, project administration, workshop/training opportunities, and grant crafting support;
  3. offering funding to support research projects, conferences, and events; and
  4. editing and publishing an internationally-recognized open access transdisciplinary journal devoted to social justice scholarship and activism.