President’s Community Roundtables

UBC President’s Community-University Roundtables

Hosted by Prof. Santa J. Ono, the UBC President’s Roundtables convene experts, practitioners, and policy-makers for candid conversations with UBC leadership about our region’s most complex issues. Designed to surface new ideas and open pathways for community-university collaboration, UBC President’s Roundtables advance solutions in the short and long term.

Read reports from past Roundtables below, and see how UBC is aligning its teaching, research and public engagement priorities with the needs of local communities.


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Supporting Non-Market Housing Innovation in Metro Vancouver

Co-hosted with the Housing Research Collaborative | April 8, 2019

Non-profit housing sector experts, leaders and policy-makers will discuss how UBC can better support and advance non-market housing innovation to help ease the affordability crisis.

Read the ideas report


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Building Resilient Partnerships for Regional Climate Action

Co-hosted with UBC Campus + Community Planning and UBC Sustainability Initiative | July 18, 2018

Regional business, government and non-profit leaders joined UBC to explore barriers to—and new opportunities for—resilient partnerships for climate action in the Lower Mainland. Read more…

Read the ideas report


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UBC’s Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Co-hosted with the BC Centre on Substance Use | April 3, 2018

Front-line workers, policymakers, researchers and peers shared their ideas about how UBC could address stigma related to substance use and addictions and help relieve the ongoing overdose crisis in our region.

Report on actions coming soon…


Contact UBC Community Engagement for more information about the President’s Roundtables, and how to get involved.