31 community partners receive funding from UBC’s 2022-23 Community-University Engagement Support Fund
UBC 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 map
The 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.
Hip Hop workshop for Black History Month
In February, hip-hop artist Ndidi Cascade hosted a youth empowerment workshop, which was part of a series of culture-based workshops co-organized by Sher Vancouver and UBC Medicine student Simrat Mahil. Their joint efforts aim to establish safe spaces for the South Asian LGBTQIA2S+ community.
‘Translator kids’ take centre stage at ACAM panel
The 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.
UBCO professor is helping bring back the Pony Cabaret – an evening featuring drag storytelling, comedy and burlesque.
Dr. Michael V. Smith (UBCO) is partnering with the Living Positive Resource Centre and Inspired World Cafe to gather artists across several different disciplines for the 7th Annual Pony Cabaret. The event is queer-run and aims to make a space where everyone can feel welcome.
Increasing food security for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and low-income folx
Saige Community Food Bank & Community Kitchen has provided the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and low-income folx access to a safe, no-barriers food bank and bi-monthly community kitchens for over 11 years.
Three projects highlight how community organizations partner with UBC Land and Food Systems to address needs in BC’s food system
Three Faculty of Land and Food Systems initiatives received funds of up to $1500 through PRE to work with these community partners: Watari Counselling and Support Services; ARC Arts Roots and Culture Community Society; and, FarmFolk CityFolk Society.
Watch Hearts Beat, a new documentary by two UBC students
The documentary celebrates the shared traditions of drumming, dancing, singing and storytelling between Coast Salish and Irish cultures, and showcases the incredible talent and artistry of the Downtown Eastside community.
Incorporating Indigenous knowledge, perspective, and voice into UBC’s nursing curriculum
Assistant Professor of Teaching Elisabeth Bailey joins with community partner Dancing Water Sandy and School District 27 in Healing Together: Building Relationships to Decolonize Nursing Education.
Eight community organizations receive PRE funding to partner with Arts students, faculty and staff on Indigenous reconciliation, equity, and climate action
Eight community-university projects being co-led by Faculty of Arts members have been funded by the 2022 Partnership Recognition and Exploration fund.
47 community partners receive funding from UBC’s 2022 Partnership Recognition and Exploration fund
This fall, the Office of Community Engagement awarded over $70,000 to support community-university collaboration and relationship building.
UBC signs Statement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Council for BC
Signed on September 28, 2022, this Statement of Cooperation sets the foundation for continuous institutional cooperation in the areas of community engagement and knowledge exchange.
UBC submits Expression of Interest to become co-host of new Canadian classification for community engagement
The host of the inaugural Canadian Carnegie Community Engagement Classification will be responsible for providing the resources and leadership necessary to launch the new classification in Canada.
CUES 2021-22: UBC partners with 27 organizations to create community-university projects across BC
UBC is investing over $500,000 to support partnerships that will benefit communities across the province and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning.
New scholarship program supports Black Canadian students at UBC
A new scholarship program is providing both financial and institutional support for Black Canadian students at the University of British Columbia […]
Tŝilhqot’in Nation and UBC sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at UBC’s Vancouver campus on Wednesday […]
UBC commits to net zero emissions by 2035
The University of British Columbia today unveiled a bold new climate action plan to accelerate emissions reductions and achieve net-zero emissions by 2035 at its Vancouver campus—15 years ahead of the previous target date […]
UBC expanding presence in Surrey with $70M land acquisition
University acquires three-acre property near Surrey Memorial Hospital […]
‘CUES’ Fund Illustrates Scope and Diversity of UBC-Community Engagement
Pictured above: BC Institute of Technology instructor Marcel Studer (centre) and an all-Heiltsuk construction crew in front of one of the Nation’s new Tiny Homes. In the Heiltsuk Nation’s central home of Bella Bella, nestled on the pristine and wild west coast of British Columbia, eight new and nearly identical tiny homes sit proudly in […]
Black Opportunity Fund partners with UBC to empower next generation of Black leaders
Black Opportunity Fund and UBC have announced a new partnership to empower Black Canadian students to achieve their educational goals and career aspirations.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the TRC Calls to Action Launch
Dermot Kelleher, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health and Santa J. Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, invite you to join us as we launch […]
Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools
Read the President’s Statement on the Missing Children of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools.
Climate activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis join UBC
World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s department of geography.
New Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives supports implementation of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan
UBC has launched a new Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (OISI) to coordinate the implementation of UBC’s 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) on both UBC campuses.
Supporting pets and their people in the DTES
UBC-community partnership addresses public health needs while preparing future grads When the BC government declared the COVID-19 pandemic a public health emergency in March of 2020, Kelsi Jessamine and Dr. Doris Leung had to act quickly to continue supporting their clients—pet owners experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably-housed in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). The pair, […]
Community-University Liaison Initiative
We are excited to announce that we have received funding for a 2-year pilot staff position of Engagement Strategist that will link UBC migration researchers from across faculties with practitioners and organizations in the BC settlement sector.
The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism
On June 10–11, 2021, join the National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism and contribute to crucial discussions. To address it, we must examine anti-Asian racism within the broader context of racism against Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities.
Desire to help fellow Indigenous students leads to prestigious award for new graduate
UBCO master’s student Sandra Fox, Indigenous Community Liaison, is being recognized with the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on Indigenous identity.
President’s Statement on the Missing Children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School
Read the President’s Statement on the Missing Children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Where Are All The Black People? Underrepresentation In The Academy
The purpose of this speaker series is to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC […]
UBC Connects: “Pluralism: Strengthening respect for diversity”
Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose work examines the individual lives at stake during migration, war and exile. This virtual Masterclass connects […]
2020 CUES Fund Recipients Announced
One thing that makes the fund unique is that support goes directly to community partners, an approach that helps remove financial barriers for organizations that are often underserved, marginalized, or excluded.
COVID-19: UBC and the Community
Now more than ever, that UBC must stand with and by communities, to continue our work in partnership toward a more just and sustainable society
UBC continues to be a global leader in impact
UBC’s global impact is highlighted in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, ranking second in Canada for impact, and 13th in the world.
UBC Global Engagement Strategy Launch
UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono launched UBC’s global engagement strategy, In Service, on April 12, 2021. The program featured local and global speakers […]
UBC’s Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot appointed United Nations representative on rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ultimately, Dr. Lightfoot says her goal will be to support the implementation of Indigenous human rights in practice, in concrete and consistent ways.
President’s Statement On Anti-Asian Racism
Statement on Anti-Asian Racism
UBC Connects: “Beyond the Police state”
Grounded firmly in the urgencies of the present, Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard will discuss the limitation of reform and the necessity of creating abolitionist futures.
UBC Connects: “Represent, Represent: The stories we tell change the world around us”
This virtual Masterclass connects a small group of Faculty of Arts students with Kevin Kwan to discuss creative solutions to real-world problems.
UBC Connects: “Prisons and the F-word: Has the time come for a fundamental rethink?”
This talk will explore the notion of prison reform from Cameron’s perspective as South Africa’s inspecting judge of prisons.
UBC Community Celebrates Launch Of New Indigenous Strategic Plan
UBC’s new Indigenous Strategic Plan is an important milestone in UBC’s commitment to truth and reconciliation.
UBC Connects: “Our Existences Are Political”
Join the conversation with James Makokis and Anthony Johnson, the first two-spirit Indigenous couple to win the Amazing Race Canada.
Together Against Racism And Injustice
Recent anti-Black and anti-Asian violence in communities across North America has focused our attention on the deeply rooted racism in Canada and globally. UBC itself is not immune to racism and injustice.
EVENT: Is It Time To Wave The Flag?
Marking 50 years after the partial decriminaization of homosexuality in Canada.
UBC embarks on Canada-wide initiative to assess community engagement
Adriaan de Jager, UBC’s Associate Vice President, Government Relations and Community Engagement, talks about UBC’s role in the Canadian pilot for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
2019 CUES Fund Recipients Announced
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 at UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver. 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 […]
Three insights from the President’s Roundtable on Non-Market Housing Innovation
President Ono reflects on insights community leaders shared with UBC leadership at the last roundtable.Read more
UBC Raises Musqueam Indian Band Flag Permanently At Vancouver Campus
The flag of the Musqueam Indian Band will be permanently raised on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus
2018 CUES Fund Recipients Announced
In January 2018, not-for-profit community organizations and their UBC partners were invited to submit joint proposals for projects that exemplify the principles of ethical engagement: reciprocity, transparency, flexibility and openness, and respect for difference. An interdisciplinary community-university panel reviewed 101 applications totalling 2.3 million dollars in requested funding. The panel selected 10 successful proposals and […]
Musqueam Post Dedicated At UBC Vancouver Campus
Musqueam post acknowledges developing partnership between Musqueam people and UBC.