2021 Research Day

The SJS Program will focus on the local for 2021 and is currently planning a research day for the program in April.  Future conference planning has been put on hold.  

2020 Summit: (Re)Settlement. CANCELLED

The Second Annual Social Justice Summit scheduled for April 24-26, 2020, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, has been cancelled. The organizing committee has decided to err on the side of caution and not bring together people from all over North America during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please bookmark the official conference website and watch for a 2021 announcement.  


2019: The first annual Social Justice Summit at Lakehead University!



It's Not The Waking, It's The Rising: Lakehead University's Social Justice Summit

The inaugural Social Justice Summit will be held at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario on May 25th and 26th 2019. 

Organized by the Social Justice Studies Program at Lakehead University, the conference is multidisciplinary and invites submissions from all graduate and undergraduate students whose research includes a social justice focus (broadly defined). 

This year's presenters are from all across Canada, with students from Lakehead, Adler, McMaster, Memorial, Mount Saint Vincent, OISE, Simon Fraser, St Francis Xavier, U of Calgary, U of Lethbridge, U of Prince Edward Island, U of Saskatchewan, and Western. Research categories include health care, Indigenous experiences, racialized experiences, Canada's North, food insecurity, LGBTQ+ issues, gender issues, and art activism.

You can register to attend the conference HERE.

Childcare may be available but you must register prior to May 14th

This event could not be possible without our sponsors. THANK YOU:

Lakehead University Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Residence and Conference Services, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Office of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, Social Justice Studies, Indigenous Learning, Women's Studies, Meal Exchange Canada, Lakehead University Student Union, Nanabijou Childcare Centre, Re-imagining Value Action Lab, Wiindo Debwe Mosewin, and Bay Village Coffee