Your degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

Skills you’ll develop

While studying Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, you’ll inquire into research and theories from the social sciences, humanities, science, education, and law. You’ll develop important skills while examining themes of diversity, equality, gender, race, sexuality and community in a critical, intersectional feminist, and post-colonial context.

These skills may include:

  • Applying analytical thinking to examine culture, politics, and public policy
  • Examining problems and proposing solutions in consideration of local, national and transnational perspectives
  • Collaborating with, advocating for, and leading others to deepen understanding and engagement with the ways that systems of power and oppression shape how humans interact with each other and with broader society 
  • Communicating - clearly, concisely, and in writing - to conveys a developed understanding of marginalization issues
  • Persuasive public speaking and debating abilities connected to the examination of gender, equality, and sexuality

Explore career possibilities

Career opportunities vary widely across a range of fields including government or politics, non-profit, media, health or social services, human rights, law, human resources, education, and others.

There are many career paths that can combine your academics, skills, and experience with your different interests. Read through the job titles below for ideas. Some career options may require further education or training.

Visit the National Occupational Classification website to research basic requirements and responsibilities of jobs in your field.

  • Campaign manager
  • Charitable organization director
  • Child and youth worker
  • Child welfare policy analyst
  • Communications manager
  • Community development worker
  • Consumer advisor
  • Copywriter
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Diversity consultant
  • Employment counsellor
  • Event planner
  • Foreign service officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Gender equity advisor
  • Government official
  • Human resources manager
  • Human rights officer
  • Immigration officer
  • International development worker
  • Journalist
  • Labour organizer
  • Labour relations mediator
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Media relations manager
  • News analyst
  • Policy advisor
  • Political organizer
  • Public affairs officer
  • Public opinion interviewer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Social policy researcher
  • Speech writer
  • Substance abuse worker
  • Teacher/Professor

Make the most of your program

Your experiences will open doors to new opportunities and help you understand your values and interests.

Build your network

Employers often hire people they know, so help them get to know you. You can build your network through clubs, classes, informational interviews, and more. There are so many ways to make connections and find mentors.

The professional associations below are also great resources for meeting people, learning about specific industries, and accessing job and volunteer opportunities. Most have reduced membership rates for students and new grads.

Connect with alumni on LinkedIn

Find UBC Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) graduates on LinkedIn to learn about where they’re working, and their career and academic paths.

More information

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