Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, and provide access to justice for all

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 8

Decent Work and Economic Growth 

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SDG 10

Reduced Inequalities 

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SDG 17

Partnerships for the Goals 

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Research

Education

Alberta Civil Liberties Research centre

The mission of this UCalgary center is to promote respect for civil liberties and human rights in Alberta. This is achieved by undertaking research on contemporary issues that are of concern to Albertans. The projects are diverse and include proposals for a reform of human rights legislation, a report on citizen complaints about police conduct, and a manual for lawyers who represent mentally disabled clients. 

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Research

Development, Power and Justice Research Group

This UCalgary research group brings together faculty members and graduate students from across the globe to focus processes and linkages between economic and social development, power relations, and justice issues in our society. Some of their focus areas include Indigenous land rights, environmental and Indigenous movements, public policy issues around regional growth and change, natural resource development, community-based resource rights, mining conflict and local resistance, and social justice issues.

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Goal 16
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Teaching, learning and student experience

Harm-reduction training

Harm-reduction training

Open to current UCalgary students, faculty and staff, this training provides tools to reduce stigma towards people who use substances. Training attendees will learn strategies for reducing harms related to substance abuse, and how to recognize and respond to overdoses.

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Race-based data used to examine Charter rights violations

Race-based data used to examine Charter rights violations

UCalgary Law students made history competing in the Julius Alexander Isaac Moot competition for the first time. This year’s problem allowed students to explore the interplay between the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection of race-based data, and potential violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Campus and community impact

Campus

Campus

UCalgary Law is developing responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and improve the Indigenous student experience at the school, including access to jobs, training and education opportunities, and the need for meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities when developing new educational programming.

Local

Local

UCalgary’s Public Interest Law Clinic provides law students the opportunity to provide legal support to the Calgary community under the supervision of staff to gain theoretical and practical exposure to public interest. The Clinic focuses on cases that address systemic issues, environmental concerns and access to justice.

National

National

A Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant is funding the Canadian Municipal Barometer project — a three-year survey of leaders in hundreds of communities across the country that will generate high-quality data on municipal democracy and public policy.