Community Engagement Staff

Community Engagement Staff

Kat Cureton
Engagement Strategist (currently on leave)

As the Engagement Strategist on the Community Engagement team, Kat has the pleasure of connecting directly with community organizations to consider how UBC can learn from their valuable expertise and to assist them in getting what they need from UBC. Kat is passionate about university-community engagement and promoting more opportunities for students to get outside the classroom and gain real-world experience. For three years, she taught a community-based experiential learning course in the School of Kinesiology titled “Interculturalism, Health & Physical Activity”, where students had the opportunity to test physical activity as a tool for connecting people. This course was co-developed between UBC (led by Dr. Wendy Frisby), Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and multiple stakeholders involved in the Renfrew-Collingwood INTERactive initiative. Prior to coming to UBC, Kat worked with AMSSA, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and Red Fox Healthy Living Society. Kat has a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology (socio-cultural studies) from UBC.

Katie McCallum


As Manager, Katie provides direction and support to bring a thoughtful and forward thinking approach to UBC’s commitment to community-university engagement. With a background in social research, analysis and planning, Katie enjoys working with people and numbers alike to translate information and conversation into tools for decision making. Her commitment to outcome-driven planning processes, collaboration and community development brings energy and focus to her work. Katie received a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia and has since been an avid learner in the fields of project evaluation, learning analytics, visual analytics and community organizing.

Katie’s areas of research experience include immigration and settlement experience, homelessness and housing, rural and Northern community development and food security.