Department of Social Justice & Community Studies

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For Dr. Rachel Zellars’ work on the current uprisings against racist, including state, violence see:
Reakash Walters & Rachel Zellars, “We don't need the police. We need each other,” (June 10, 2020)

Award NewsDr. Benita Bunjun (SJCS) received the most exemplary teaching award "The SMUSA Award for Overall Excellence in the Field of Education" (2020). This is presented to a member of Saint Mary’s community who has undertaken initiatives and/or implemented practices with the sole intent of improving the quality of life and education for students both in and out of the classroom. The award recognizes this person’s selflessness and sincerity in dealing with students and positive influence on students’ academic careers.

For Dr. Benita Bunjun's work with social studies teachers see:
"Teachers and professors explore cultural connections,"SMU Campus News (October 30, 2019)

For SJCS-organized guest speaker, Dr. Malinda S. Smith see:
"Diversity and equity scholar Dr. Malinda Smith shares knowledge," SMU Campus News (October 30, 2019)

For media engagement with Dr. Val Marie Johnson's research see:
Julia Jacobs, "Their Land Became Part of Central Park," New York Times (October 20, 2019)

For a recent brief interview with SJCS faculty see: 
"Saint Mary’s University Arts: Ethical community engagement," Career Minded in The Coast (March 01, 2018)
Saint Mary’s University Arts: Ethical community engagement
A new program aims for action, not just words, to fight injustice.

SJCS & Inuit Cultural Repatriation: 
See recent news on the collaboration of the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC in Inuvik, Inuvialuit Settlement region), the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Dr. Val Marie Johnson (SJCS, SMU), and the Anglican Church General Synod Archives (Toronto), to repatriate to the centre copies of archival documentation from the Shingle Point Eskimo Residental School (1929-1936), recently awarded the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami's Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award:
" National Inuit org honours Inuit and Inuit allies: Precious archival materials from 1930s-era residential school returned to the Inuvialuit," NUNATSIAQ NEWS (August 17, 2018)