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COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Community engagement is about the power of relationships. When people come together it is possible to create positive, significant and lasting differences in communities. Building respectful relationships between communities and UBC is core to the university’s mission and foundational to excellent teaching, learning and research. Community engagement brings the full force of our combined experiences, expertise and knowledge to bear on the salient questions of our time.See more
5,578student co-op placements in 2015/16 more
2,000+community residents continuously engaged in programs and projects at the UBC Learning Exchange more
22,000+enrolments in courses offered by UBC Continuing Studies more
200+universities and institutions worldwide partner with Go Global more
23%of UBC Vancouver 4th year students have participated in international learning experiences
17%of UBC Okanagan 4th year students have participated in international learning experiences
6,225UBC Vancouver undergraduate students per year participate in community service learning or community-based research initiatives
396UBC Okanagan undergraduate students per year participate in community service learning or community-based research initiatives
5,578student co-op placements in 2015/16
Undergraduate and graduate students at UBC have the opportunity to engage in co-operative education (co-op) that combines classroom learning with practical work experience through one of the Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Forestry, Science and Kinesiology, or Management Co-op Programs. Visit www.coop.ubc.ca for more information.
2,000community residents continuously engaged in programs and projects at the UBC Learning Exchange
The Learning Exchange is a community engagement initiative based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Local residents participate in and lead programs. Students learn in collaboration with residents. Faculty members partner on student placements, research and community workshops. Local networks and organizations partner on these activities. Visit www.learningexchange.ubc.ca for more information.
21,600enrolments in courses offered by UBC Continuing Studies
UBC Continuing Studies serves the adult education needs of lifelong learners by providing innovative educational programs at UBC’s Point Grey campus, in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square, and through online learning. Visit www.cstudies.ubc.ca for more information.
200+universities and institutions worldwide partner with Go Global
Go Global develops international learning programs for UBC students. Programs include Study and Research Abroad, and International Service Learning and Group Study Programs. Visit http://students.ubc.ca/about/go-global for more information.
Environmental design students share their ideas with City of Vancouver reviewers
UBC’s Project Seahorse worked to develop the first ever global trade agreement regulations on export of marine fish.
Training helps Ulithi community members sustain successful management of their reefs into the future.
Small schools tackle big problems in 2-day event on a way forward for rural community schools
UBC nursing professor and her colleagues evaluate culturally safe intervention program for indigenous women who have left abusive partners
Musqueam post acknowledges developing partnership between Musqueam people and UBC
A community-based research project with Vancouver Neighbourhood houses and UBC Social Work and Sociology profs
Residents of Dadaab refugee camp in NE Kenya gain university diploma in secondary teacher education
UBC student partners with Options Community Service Society to create ‘Snoezelen room’
Third-year students’ participate in Mandarin language exchange program at the Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Mayan families practice farming traditions at UBC Farm and keep millennia-old cultural knowledge alive for future generations
eNunciate, a UBC-developed web-based biovisual tool, uses ultrasound technology with W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation to help reclaim their language
Musqueam and UBC Social Work, Education and Forestry work together to revitalize traditional knowledge
An integrated community partnership to promote health and mobility in older adults.
External partners work with Engineering students to provide solutions for real people
UBC and partners collectively develop plan for expanding medical education across BC
Grants of up to $1,000 for projects that foster connectedness between UTown@UBC residents
UBC Farm Community Programs
Think & Eat Green @ School builds healthy and sustainable school food systems
First STAR Project a Collaboration Between UBC, Helios Technologies, and Imperial College
Health Mentors Program: students learn from people with chronic conditions or disabilities
UBC and St’át’imc First Nations partner to study salmon migration
LFS scientists work with Cambodian famers to produce affordable and nutritious food
Urban Ethnographic Field School: learning from and contributing to community organizations
The Indigenous teachings that Jo-Ann Archibald passes on are about community, family, and are place-based
The Learning Exchange celebrates 15 years of learning
UBC MD students and their teddy bears build healthy communities
Professors Samson Nashon and Rita Irwin work to develop a Teacher Education Program in Daadab Refugee Camp
Green College volunteers mentor Strathcona Elementary students
NITEP teacher education program honours diverse Aboriginal traditions and philosophies
Engineering students design floor extension for Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Partnership | Perspectives
Relationships between community and UBC don’t just happen. They require dedication, time, and effort. In Partnership Perspectives, we sit down with engaged professionals, academics, and community members to hear about their experiences, lessons learned, and views on the benefits of developing and maintaining these relationships.