UBC is a Place of Engagement
UBC’s Strategic Plan
Engagement is a part of UBC’s vision and is one of three core commitments within UBC’s Strategic Plan, Place and Promise. The University enters into relationships where decisions about means and ends are made collaboratively, costs and benefits are shared, and learning is reciprocal.
UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to enhance every part of society – in building a more just world and in advancing human knowledge and economic prosperity through innovation. UBC aims to drive recognition of community-university engagement as both foundational to excellent teaching, learning and research, and critical to enhancing economic, social and cultural well-being. An approach to building or enhancing UBC’s commitment to community engagement is documented in this paper.
UBC Vancouver and Okanagan
Community engagement is not new at UBC; it has been a part of the fabric of the university since the institution was founded. UBC has special relationships with the provincial government, local cities, and with the Aboriginal communities upon whose traditional territories the Vancouver and the Okanagan campuses are located. The UBC Point Grey and Kelowna campuses are respectively located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people and Okanagan Nation.
UBC’s commitment to Community Engagement spans both campuses while respecting their unique environments.