Who We Are
APIRG (The Alberta Public Interest Research Group) is an incredible resource based at the University of Alberta. We support student- and community-based research, education and social activism. We provide the administrative, informational and technological resources to help student working groups to transform social concern into effective action.
APIRG is a student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. APIRG exists to provide students with resources to be active citizens.
Basis of Unity
We believe the way to create positive social change is to provide individuals with the information and tools they need to become active citizens and to participate effectively in their communities.
Statement of Values
APIRG considers an equitable environment to be a part of positive social change. We acknowledge that social change is achievable and see social awarness as a valuable facet of the public interest. We see anti-oppression as a process that acknowledges the existence of systemic oppression (including, but not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and ableism). Through practices and policies, we seek to actively identify, challenge and address oppression wherever it exists, in all its various forms, and to actively encourage opportunities for social awareness and change. Further, we recognize and respect that systems of oppression interact in different ways and affect each person differently.