A Just & Equitable Future

areas-just.pngWestern’s researchers, scholars, and artists have long led efforts to promote equity and justice, enabling them to connect their work to communities and to help create stronger institutions, cultures, and societies.

By applying broad interdisciplinary approaches, our community contextualizes and addresses historical wrongs and provides evidence and education to inform and update policies, laws, and structures that serve as barriers to marginalized groups.

Western’s contributions to foster a just & equitable future include:

  • Addressing societal issues, policies, and laws related to gender and sexual orientation, disability, anti-Black racism, and Indigenous experiences
  • Contextualizing our world through migration, ethnic relations, and transitional justice
  • Ensuring health equity and social justice
  • Promoting violence prevention and policy, particularly for women and children
  • Reducing poverty and inequality