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.
News & Stories
- 31 community partners receive funding from UBC’s 2022-23 Community-University Engagement Support FundUBC awards over $745,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching and learning throughout British Columbia.
- Preserving and sharing syilx digital heritage: Westbank First Nation and UBCO collaborate on interactive web mapThe Westbank First Nation Archaeology Office have teamed up with Dr. Neha Gupta (UBCO) to develop a unique digital archaeology project that celebrates syilx heritage and strengthens Indigenous data governance.
- ‘Translator kids’ take centre stage at ACAM panelThe hua foundation and UBC’s Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program jointly hosted “Translator Kids” on January 12, 2023. The event centered on the emotional labor and stress experienced by children of immigrants when translating for their parents and communities.
Explore news & stories related to community-university engagement >>
- UBC’s 2023 Partnering in Research ConferenceJune 15, 2023 | Join us as we explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research and develop strategies for driving real change.
- Exploring tensions and opportunities of community-university engagement work within colonial systemsApril 6, 2023 | Engage in meaningful self-reflection and discuss the colonial systems at play within our community engagement work.
- Peer-Led Intervention Work to Promote DignityMarch 30, 2023 | Hear firsthand from individuals with lived experience of incarceration and their allies as they delve into the significance of peer-led interventions in offering personal support, health mentorship and systems navigation.
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