Announcing the 2019 CUES Funding Recipients

Announcing the 2019 CUES Funding Recipients

In December 2019, the Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) fund awarded a total of $500,000 to 20+ community organizations working with faculty, staff, and students in UBCO and UBCV.

Projects are as diverse as they are important, from community-led marine science to First Nations’ language support in the Yukon, from youth-to-youth climate workshops to overdose prevention in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

See below for the full project list…

Projects Funded by the CUES Explore Stream

The Explore stream is designed to help establish new partnerships by ensuring partners have the necessary time and resources to build trust, define shared interests, identify knowledge gaps and shared goals and to design collaborative research, teaching or learning projects. The recipients of Explore Funding are:

Advancing Community-Led Marine Science in Haida Gwaii

  • Community Partner: Council of the Haida Nation Judson Brown
  • UBC Partner: Margot Hessing-Lewis, Faculty of Science, Institute of the Oceans and Fisheries

Work That Heals: A Community Partnership to Support Healing for Federally Incarcerated Men and Communities Served by Aboriginal Friendship Centres in the Fraser Region

  • Community Partner: Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (Louise Sallai)
  • UBC Partner: Helen Brown, Faculty of Applied Science, Nursing

Youth Climate Ambassador Project

  • Community Partner: Be the Change Earth Alliance (Maureen Jack-LaCroix)
  • UBC Partner: Liam Orme, UBC Sustainability Initiative

Taking Action on Yukon First Nations Language Priorities

  • Community Partner: Yukon Native Language Centre, Council of Yukon First Nations (Tina Jules)
  • UBC Partner: Patrick Moore, Faculty of Arts, Anthropology

Celestial Heritage: Haida Knowledge & Stories of the Night Sky

  • Community Partner: Haida Gwaii Museum (Nika Collison)
  • UBC Partner: Nicola Levell, Faculty of Arts, Anthropology

Wildfire House Prototype

  • Community Partner: Yunesit’in Government of the Tsilqot’in National Government (Jenna Dunsby)
  • UBC Partner: John Bass, Faculty of Applied Science, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Community Learning in Sunset

  • Community Partner: South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (Zahra Esmail)
  • UBC Partner: Brenda Poon, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population & Public Health (SPPH)

Endo-ACT: Setting the Foundation for Patient-Oriented, Evidence-Based Endometriosis Care in Canada

  • Community Partners: The Endometriosis Network Canada (Philippa Bridge-Cook) & the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Gynecologic Excellence (Catherine Allaire)
  • UBC Partner: Kate Wahl, PhD student, Faculty of Medicine, Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Laboratory

A Community-University Collaborative for Improving the Management and Outcomes of Individuals with Self-Injurious Behaviours (SIB) in Autism and Related Disorders

  • Community Partner: The Pacific Autism Family Network (Mr. Sergio Cocchia, Dr. Glen Davies)
  • UBC Partner: Dr. Suzanne Lewis, Dr. Robin Friedlander, Faculty of Medicine

Peter A. Allard School of Law—Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Relationship Building

  • Community Partner: Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs (Gitanyow Huwilp Society) (Joel Starlund / Sk’a’nism Tsa ‘Win ‘Giit)
  • UBC Partner: Dr. Gordon Christie, Faculty of Law

Canadian Hazards Emergency Response and Preparedness (CHERP) Vancouver Island Partnership

  • Community Partners: City of Nanaimo, City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville, City of Qualicum Beach, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Oak Bay Regional District, Strathcona Regional District, Tofino Regional District (Karen Lindsay)
  • UBC Partner: Ryan P. Reynolds, Faculty of Applied Science, School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP)

Projects Funded by the CUES Sustain Funding Stream

The Sustain stream is designed to help help to fill resource gaps experienced by partners who have already been working collaboratively with UBC and want to do more. The recipients of Sustain Funding are:

Co-Developing an Iskut First Nations’ Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Medication Practices

  • Community Partner: Iskut Valley Health Services (Carolyn MacKinnon)
  • UBC Partner: Larry Leung, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Enacting Resilience Toolkit—Syrian Refugee & Newcomer Women

  • Community Partner: Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (Devinder Chatth)
  • UBC Partner: Michelle LeBaron, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Healthy Together: Engaging Dads in Promoting Children’s Healthy Lifestyles

  • Community Partner: The Bridge Youth and Family Services (Michele Hopkins)
  • UBC Partner: Joan Bottorff, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Nursing

Partnering to Action Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP) for Community-Based Early Childhood Research in Nisga’a

  • Community Partner: Lisims Early Learning Partnership (Liza Haldane)
  • UBC Partner: Martin Guhn, Faculty of Medicine, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health

Innovative Outreach with Women Affected by Violence in the Downtown Eastside

  • Community Partner: Inner-City Women’s Initiatives Society (Linda Dewar)
  • UBC Partner: Victoria Bungay, Faculty of Applied Science, Nursing

First Nations Language Revitalization Along the Fraser River: Linking Two Endangered Dialects Through a Multimedia Graphic Novel

  • Community Partner: Musqueam (Jill Campbell)
  • UBC Partner: Patricia Shaw, Musqueam Language Program, FNEL & Department of Anthropology

CVO-UBC Heatley Project—Integrated One Health Services for Marginalized Clients and Their Pets in Vancouver

  • Community Partner: Community Veterinary Outreach (Doris Leung)
  • UBC Partner: Kelsi Jessamine & Dr. Maura MacPhee, Faculty of Applied Science, Nursing

Stories from the Trenches: A Community-Led Knowledge Translation Project

  • Community Partner: Overdose Prevention Society (Tara Taylor)
  • UBC Partner: Jenna van Draanen, Faculty of Arts, Sociology

Disrupting Misconceptions and Forging Pathways for Students with Developmental Disabilities

  • Community Partner: Inclusion BC (Karla Verschoor)
  • UBC Partner: Dr. Rachelle Hole, FHSD/Social Work

Creating Program Evaluation (and Research) Infrastructure: Translating and Validating Clinical Counselling Assessment Tools

  • Community Partner: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (Vern Haubrich/Anil Baines)
  • UBC Partner: Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi, Faculty of Education, Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education

Bearing Witness to Discriminatory Acts and Practices: Mapping Incidents to Better Access and Address Needs and Social Impacts

  • Community Partner: Kelowna Community Resources (Dr. Anima Anand)
  • UBC Partner: Shirley Chau, Faculty of Health & Social Development, Social Work

Child/Youth Rights Literacy (CYRL) Partnership: Applying the UBCRC in Vancouver’s Inner City: A Place-Based Approach to Build and Empower Community Knowledge and Expertise

  • Community Partner: Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre (Kate Hodgson)
  • UBC Partner: Dr. Christine Loock, Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Emily Jenkins