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 nourish the construction and mobilization of 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, workshops/training opportunities, and grants crafting support; and
  3. offering funding to support research projects, conferences, and events.