Programs and Resources

Programs and Resources

Community engagement happens at UBC as a part of research, teaching, and ongoing relationship-building with external communities. Below are resources for those interested or involved in community engagement. This resource listing is still in early stages, and not comprehensive. If you have additional resources to share, please connect with us.

The resources below are listed alphabetically.


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Campus Compact – Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

http://compact.org/initiatives/trucen/research-university-engaged-scholarship-toolkit/

Campus Compact, based in the United States, is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purpose of higher education. The toolkit includes articles, rationale, and other resources relating to engaged scholarship, promotion and tenure, and more.

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm – Community Engagement

http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/community/

Underpinning the confluence of a dense urban residential community, a world-class university, and a managed rural ecosystem is a chance to undertake a groundbreaking experiment: to describe and measure the network of interconnecting systems that create sustainable communities.

Co-op at UBC

http://www.coop.ubc.ca/

UBC’s Co-op program represents the largest in BC. Learn more about the benefits of hiring students, available from across almost every discipline.

Community Campus Partnerships for Health

https://ccph.memberclicks.net/

A nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. A good source of freely shared information.

Community-Based Research Canada

http://communityresearchcanada.ca/

Founded in 2008, Community-Based Research Canada’s (CBRC) vision is to be a national champion and facilitator for community-based research (CBR) and campus-community engagement in Canada that is of socio-cultural, economic and environmental benefit to Canadians and Indigenous peoples in Canada.

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement

http://www.researchslce.org/

An international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

www.pwias.ubc.ca

The Wall Solutions Initiative provides opportunities for UBC faculty researchers to harness high-level research to the practical needs of local, national orinternational community partners. In some cases this may require additional research or even open up new research questions, but the emphasis of the program is on concrete solutions to pressing problems. Contact the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship

http://www.engagedscholarship.ca/

Canadian universities and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health are collaborating to transform university policies and practices in order to recognize and reward community engaged scholarship. Numerous resources and events shared on this site.

Talloires Network

http://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu/

The Talloires Network is an international association of more than 315 institutions in 72 countries committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. We work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities moving beyond the ivory tower.

The Talloires Network Upcoming Conferences and Events

http://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu/higher-education-and-civic-engagement-resources/upcoming-conferences-and-events/

A list of upcoming international higher education conferences either with a focus on civic engagement or a broad theme that could include discussions of civic engagement.

UBC Campus and Community Planning

http://planning.ubc.ca/

The urban planners, designers, engineers, public consultation professionals, building inspectors and sustainability experts dedicated to creating a vibrant, sustainable, live-work-learn community at UBC.

UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning

http://students.ubc.ca/about/centre-community-engaged-learning

Collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to work through complex community-based issues, both locally and internationally. Programming places students in community settings for hands-on, immersive experience.

UBC Community-based Research

http://communitybasedresearch.ubc.ca/

Rooted in community and fostered by sustained trust relationships, Community-based Research is collaborative, equitable and action oriented. The Community-based Research Working Groups at UBC (www.commmunitybasedresearch.ubc.ca) act on recommendations to strengthen institutional understanding and awareness of community-based research.

UBC Corporate Relations

http://corporaterelations.ubc.ca/?login

UBC Corporate Relations Office serves as an Industry Concierge that opens the door and guides you through the university system by providing personalized assistance. We are an entry point for industry engagement with the university and our office utilizes the experience, knowledge and expertise across various units to find the best match for your unique, organizational needs.

UBC Directory

https://www.directory.ubc.ca/index.cfm

Use the official UBC Directory to find a person or organizational unit.

UBC Faculty of Dentistry

http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/CommunityPrograms/

UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry has established a strong track record for developing and implementing new community programs to serve individuals with limited access to dental care as well as providing valuable experience for our students.

UBC Faculty of Education Community Engagement

http://ce.educ.ubc.ca/

Stories, events, resources, and interpretations of Community Engagement from the Faculty of Education. UBC Faculty of Education is a diverse community of scholars, educators, staff, and students whose work is deeply interwoven and connected to a vast array of communities – local, national, and international.

UBC Faculty of Science

http://science.ubc.ca/community/outreach

UBC Science is committed to a variety of exciting outreach programs targeting K-12 students and teachers, special communities, and the general public.

UBC First Nations House of Learning (FNHL)

http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/longhouse/fnhl/

First Nations House of Learning has four main functions: organizing and providing Longhouse student services; overseeing public programming and use of the building; providing a point of contact for liaison with Aboriginal communities; and leading strategic planning on UBC Aboriginal initiatives. The UBC Vancouver Aboriginal web portal is your resource for information relating to Aboriginal programs, initiatives, research and services that are available on the UBC Vancouver campus.

UBC Go Global

http://www.students.ubc.ca/global

A key resource at UBC that develops and facilitates international learning opportunities through academic exchange, group study programs, research and service learning.

UBC Green College

http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/

Since 1993, nearly a thousand UBC graduate students have taken advantage of the College’s unique combination of west-coast living conditions, extracurricular academic programs, and broad array of social, artistic and recreational opportunities.

UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) Research Map

http://ires.ubc.ca/personnel/research-map/

An interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program with intereste in a wide range of topics under the real of environment and sustainability. IRES hosts a map of faculty members working in cross-cultural partnerships across the globe.

UBC Irving K Barber Learning Centre

http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Part of the UBC Library, it supports the University’s academic and community engagement missions through space, services, and programming, as well as by fostering and supporting opportunities for engagement with communities across British Columbia.

UBC Learning Exchange

http://learningexchange.ubc.ca/

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, community-based research, knowledge exchange and community workshops. Local networks and organizations partner on these activities. The Learning Exchange is aiming to provide opportunities for UBC to make a contribution to the scholarship of engagement.

UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues

http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/

The Liu Institute is home to 16 Scholar-led Research Networks & Groups which often facilitate collaborations and exchanges between UBC scholars and external audiences (and often marginalized communities). The Liu Lobby Gallery is a physical space in our Liu Institute lobby that hosts contemporary and political documentary work.

UBC Public Affairs Experts Database

http://experts.news.ubc.ca/

The database of over 1,200 faculty who have self-registered as experts provides journalists with quick and direct access to UBC’s expertise. The Experts Guide can also be used to find out who at UBC is engaged in work similar to your own.

UBC Robson Square

http://www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca/

A vibrant adult learning centre, serving UBC and the community in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Each year they host over 30,000 participants attending educational programs, meetings, conferences and public events.

Co-op at UBC

http://www.coop.ubc.ca/

UBC’s Co-op program represents the largest in BC. Learn more about the benefits of hiring students, available from across almost every discipline.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

www.pwias.ubc.ca

The Wall Solutions Initiative provides opportunities for UBC faculty researchers to harness high-level research to the practical needs of local, national orinternational community partners. In some cases this may require additional research or even open up new research questions, but the emphasis of the program is on concrete solutions to pressing problems. Contact the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

UBC Campus and Community Planning

http://planning.ubc.ca/

The urban planners, designers, engineers, public consultation professionals, building inspectors and sustainability experts dedicated to creating a vibrant, sustainable, live-work-learn community at UBC.

UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning

http://students.ubc.ca/about/centre-community-engaged-learning

Collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to work through complex community-based issues, both locally and internationally. Programming places students in community settings for hands-on, immersive experience.

UBC Community-based Research

http://communitybasedresearch.ubc.ca/

Rooted in community and fostered by sustained trust relationships, Community-based Research is collaborative, equitable and action oriented. The Community-based Research Working Groups at UBC (www.commmunitybasedresearch.ubc.ca) act on recommendations to strengthen institutional understanding and awareness of community-based research.

UBC Corporate Relations

http://corporaterelations.ubc.ca/?login

UBC Corporate Relations Office serves as an Industry Concierge that opens the door and guides you through the university system by providing personalized assistance. We are an entry point for industry engagement with the university and our office utilizes the experience, knowledge and expertise across various units to find the best match for your unique, organizational needs.

UBC First Nations House of Learning (FNHL)

http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/longhouse/fnhl/

First Nations House of Learning has four main functions: organizing and providing Longhouse student services; overseeing public programming and use of the building; providing a point of contact for liaison with Aboriginal communities; and leading strategic planning on UBC Aboriginal initiatives. The UBC Vancouver Aboriginal web portal is your resource for information relating to Aboriginal programs, initiatives, research and services that are available on the UBC Vancouver campus.

UBC Go Global

http://www.students.ubc.ca/global

A key resource at UBC that develops and facilitates international learning opportunities through academic exchange, group study programs, research and service learning.

UBC Green College

http://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/

Since 1993, nearly a thousand UBC graduate students have taken advantage of the College’s unique combination of west-coast living conditions, extracurricular academic programs, and broad array of social, artistic and recreational opportunities.

UBC Irving K Barber Learning Centre

http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/

Part of the UBC Library, it supports the University’s academic and community engagement missions through space, services, and programming, as well as by fostering and supporting opportunities for engagement with communities across British Columbia.

UBC Learning Exchange

http://learningexchange.ubc.ca/

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, community-based research, knowledge exchange and community workshops. Local networks and organizations partner on these activities. The Learning Exchange is aiming to provide opportunities for UBC to make a contribution to the scholarship of engagement.

UBC Robson Square

http://www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca/

A vibrant adult learning centre, serving UBC and the community in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Each year they host over 30,000 participants attending educational programs, meetings, conferences and public events.

UBC University-Industry Liaison Office

http://www.uilo.ubc.ca/welcome

Facilitates interaction with the research expertise, discoveries, and capacity of UBC and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm – Community Engagement

http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/community/

Underpinning the confluence of a dense urban residential community, a world-class university, and a managed rural ecosystem is a chance to undertake a groundbreaking experiment: to describe and measure the network of interconnecting systems that create sustainable communities.

UBC Faculty of Dentistry

http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/CommunityPrograms/

UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry has established a strong track record for developing and implementing new community programs to serve individuals with limited access to dental care as well as providing valuable experience for our students.

UBC Faculty of Education Community Engagement

http://ce.educ.ubc.ca/

Stories, events, resources, and interpretations of Community Engagement from the Faculty of Education. UBC Faculty of Education is a diverse community of scholars, educators, staff, and students whose work is deeply interwoven and connected to a vast array of communities – local, national, and international.

UBC Faculty of Science

http://science.ubc.ca/community/outreach

UBC Science is committed to a variety of exciting outreach programs targeting K-12 students and teachers, special communities, and the general public.

UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) Research Map

http://ires.ubc.ca/personnel/research-map/

An interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program with intereste in a wide range of topics under the real of environment and sustainability. IRES hosts a map of faculty members working in cross-cultural partnerships across the globe.

UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues

http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/

The Liu Institute is home to 16 Scholar-led Research Networks & Groups which often facilitate collaborations and exchanges between UBC scholars and external audiences (and often marginalized communities). The Liu Lobby Gallery is a physical space in our Liu Institute lobby that hosts contemporary and political documentary work.

UBC Directory

https://www.directory.ubc.ca/index.cfm

Use the official UBC Directory to find a person or organizational unit.

UBC Public Affairs Experts Database

http://experts.news.ubc.ca/

The database of over 1,200 faculty who have self-registered as experts provides journalists with quick and direct access to UBC’s expertise. The Experts Guide can also be used to find out who at UBC is engaged in work similar to your own.

Campus Compact – Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

http://compact.org/initiatives/trucen/research-university-engaged-scholarship-toolkit/

Campus Compact, based in the United States, is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purpose of higher education. The toolkit includes articles, rationale, and other resources relating to engaged scholarship, promotion and tenure, and more.

Community Campus Partnerships for Health

https://ccph.memberclicks.net/

A nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. A good source of freely shared information.

Community-Based Research Canada

http://communityresearchcanada.ca/

Founded in 2008, Community-Based Research Canada’s (CBRC) vision is to be a national champion and facilitator for community-based research (CBR) and campus-community engagement in Canada that is of socio-cultural, economic and environmental benefit to Canadians and Indigenous peoples in Canada.

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement

http://www.researchslce.org/

An international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement.

Rewarding Community Engaged Scholarship

http://www.engagedscholarship.ca/

Canadian universities and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health are collaborating to transform university policies and practices in order to recognize and reward community engaged scholarship. Numerous resources and events shared on this site.

Talloires Network

http://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu/

The Talloires Network is an international association of more than 315 institutions in 72 countries committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. We work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities moving beyond the ivory tower.

The Talloires Network Upcoming Conferences and Events

http://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu/higher-education-and-civic-engagement-resources/upcoming-conferences-and-events/

A list of upcoming international higher education conferences either with a focus on civic engagement or a broad theme that could include discussions of civic engagement.

University of British Columbia Vancouver and Okanagan Events Calendars

http://www.ubc.ca/landing/events.html

To find community based events, select a campus, click “see all event types and categories”, and select “Community”.