The Social Justice Centre (SJC) is a Resource Group of the Alma Mater Society at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. We recognize that UBC is located on unceded Musqueam territory.
What is social justice?
Social justice is a broad term that can mean different things to different people. Social justice has been referred to as
the principle that all persons are entitled to ‘basic human needs’, regardless of ‘superficial differences such as economic disparity, class, gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or health’.
That is a good summary of what concerns most of the people involved with the SJC, except that some our members are also concerned with animal rights.
What are the Resource Groups?
Other resource groups at UBC include the Student Environment Centre, Pride UBC, Colour Connected, and the Women’s Centre. They are funded through student fees and run entirely by students. All UBC students are welcome to participate. All of the resource groups have a home in the resource groups area on the second floor of the Student Union Building.