When people come together it is possible to create positive, significant and lasting differences in communities. Building respectful, reciprocal relationships between communities and UBC is central to the university’s vision of “inspiring people, ideas and actions for a better world” and foundational to excellent teaching, learning and research.

The Community Engagement office at UBC supports university and community partners to work together, bringing the full force of our combined experiences, expertise and knowledge to advance a more just and sustainable society.

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Partner Funding Illustrates Scope and Diversity of UBC-Community Engagement

September 21, 2021

Community-led collaboration between Heiltsuk Nation, UBC’s Faculty of Forestry and School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA), Builders Without Borders and FP Innovations builds sustainable, healthy, culturally appropriate housing.


Exploring Culture and Community Through Stories of Chinese Canadian Gardens

August 17, 2021

UBC students teamed up to create Garden Stories, a project to learn about the stories of Chinese Canadian’s relationships to plants, food, and gardening.


Lhoosk’uz Dené village taps into clean water after a 20-year wait

July 22, 2021

After decades of relying on bottled water, the village now has a steady supply of clean drinking water straight out of the tap, thanks to a new water treatment plant crafted to their unique needs.


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