COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS ABOUT THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS
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.
Funding & Opportunities
- Apply for the 2023/24 Community-University Engagement Support FundGet up to $25,000 to support community-university partnerships and projects. Submit a Notice of Intent by September 22, 2023.
- Apply for the 2023 Partnership Recognition and Exploration FundGet up to $1,500 to fill small resource gaps and empower community partners to build reciprocal relationships with UBC students, faculty, and staff.
News & Stories
- Meet the summer recipients of UBC’s 2023 Partnership Recognition and Exploration FundFrom supporting parents of children with speech delays to exploring Indigenous-led solutions to wildfires, this summer’s projects showcase the diverse ways in which communities are partnering with UBC students, faculty, and staff on reciprocal initiatives.
- A Sustainable Approach to Collecting Unwanted Items during Student Residence Move-Out PRE Funded Project | Each spring, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central and Southern Interior of BC partners with UBCO’s Student Housing to collect and sell donated clothing and household items in the thrift market.
- Meet the CEN: Staff Spotlight with Kat CuretonIn our second “Meet the CEN” interview, we introduce Kat Cureton, the Advisor at UBC Community Engagement and leader of the Community Engagement Network.
- The Age of Disruption in Public Policy: DRIPA and Social MediaOctober 27, 2023 | United Way BC Public Policy Institute (PPI) proudly presents a full-day event that brings together PPI alumni, non-profit leaders, and political science students. Explore the latest trends and strategies in public policy, with a special focus on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) and the influential role of social media.
- The Floating Man: Canadian Film PremiereOctober 22, 2023 | Join us for the Canadian premiere of The Floating Man by Michael V. Smith, an intimate memoir that unpacks Smith’s journey as a radical drag performer and genderqueer.
- Besa: The Promise – Albania’s Untold Story of Sanctuary for Jewish Refugees in WWIIOctober 10, 2023 | Learn about and commemorate the Muslim Albanians who hosted and protected Jewish people during World War II.
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