Social Justice Research Institute

The Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) is a vibrant collective of faculty from Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Applied Health Sciences and Library Services brought together by a shared concern for social justice.

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.