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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 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 faculty and student researchers, activists, and community partners;
  2. providing projects facilitation services including research planning, workshops/training, and grants crafting; and
  3. offering funding for research projects, conferences and events.