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.
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.
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.
Alina McKay describes how her UBC Learning Exchange experience informed her post-graduate work and contributed to the MRAi project.
Supporting pets and their people in the DTES
June 30, 2021
One Health Clinics, offered in partnership between UBC and Community Veterinary Outreach, provide essential health services to pet owners experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, while preparing future UBC grads for careers in public health.
Photo Gallery: Snapshots Of Resilience
June 15, 2021
How do you move forward after being released from prison? That’s the question at the heart of a community-based research project that had been meeting at the UBC Learning Exchange for four years before COVID-19 restrictions and has recently released a powerful photography project.
Yanice Guo explains how her work in the English Conversation Program also made her feel more connected in Vancouver.
Through our eyes, with our voices: How students and faculty are creating space to heal and be proud of their Asian identities
May 19, 2021
Four faculty members are interviewed about how racism impacts them and how they are making the learning space a transformative one.
More than an app: How a made-in-the-DTES software tool called Linkvan provided paths to citizenship and confidence.
Celebrating 10 years of health mentors at UBC Health
April 19, 2021
The UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Program has reached a milestone, as 2021 marks 10 years of the program’s success in providing students with opportunities to learn from patient educators.
Nisga’a Scholar Launches UBC’s New Centre For Indigenous Fisheries
January 20, 2021
Q&A with Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist, and Nisga’a Nation member, Dr. Andrea Reid.
Combatting Social Isolation During COVID-19
November 10, 2020
As part of a new initiative, Connecting with Compassion, UBC faculty and students are looking to technology to help families stay connected with their loved ones and combat the social isolation being felt by seniors living in long-term care homes across B.C.
UBC Learning Exchange Marks 20 Years In The Downtown Eastside
October 31, 2020
In celebration of the centre’s 20th anniversary, the Learning Exchange spoke with six community and university partners on how they influence and are influenced by their connections with the Learning Exchange, the many ways they interact with the centre and each other, and their hopes for the Learning Exchange’s next 20 years.
Community-based Research In Action At The UBC Learning Exchange
September 22, 2020
Thinking about a research project related to the Downtown Eastside? You might want to talk to Dr. Heather Holroyd.
UBC school of nursing professor Helen Brown and her team deliver “art and reciprocity kits” to people disproportionately impacted by the Canadian criminal justice system
Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the ICLC provides free legal services to the Indigenous community throughout the province
How can an obscure medieval play make a meaningful contribution to present-day Vancouver?
November 10, 2018
A recent partnership, funded in part by CUES, between Bard on the Beach and researchers from UBC holds the answer.Read more
Building Trust in Communities
August 13, 2018
Community engagement is about building trust between communities. This summer we sat down with Kate Hodgson and Kathleen Leahy to learn firsthand from their years of experience… Key Learnings There is a general and positive shift among researchers who are moving from saying ‘we’re going to fix all your social problems’ to ‘what can we […]
Aboriginal Women’s Intervention Program Benefits Indigenous Women Experiencing Violence
December 13, 2016
UBC nursing professor and her colleagues evaluate culturally safe intervention program for Indigenous women who have left abusive partners.
UBC’s Project Seahorse worked to develop the first ever global trade agreement regulations on export of marine fish.
Listen, Speak, See, Feel: Boosting Language Learning Through Ultrasound
September 1, 2016
eNunciate, a UBC-developed web-based biovisual tool, uses ultrasound technology with W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation to help reclaim their language.
Musqueam and UBC Social Work, Education and Forestry work together to revitalize traditional knowledge.
Humanitarian Endeavour Underway In Dadaab Refugee Camps With UBC Education And Moi University
May 27, 2015
Residents of Dadaab refugee camp in NE Kenya gain university diploma in secondary teacher education.
Partnering for Food Security
January 27, 2015
Listen in to insights from a conversation with Will Valley, Instructor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and Colin Dring, Executive Director of Richmond Food Security Society, who share their learnings about the process of building a relationship between faculty and community organizations. Partnerships like this, supported by UBC’s Centre for Community Engaged […]
Creating Community Partnerships
September 2, 2014
A lot of time and effort goes into building community partnerships. To learn from faculty and community partners who take on this work, we sat down with Carol Anne Russell of Pioneer House and Leeann Donnelly of UBC Faculty of Dentistry. UBC Dentistry has partnered with Pioneer House (of Pioneer Community Living Association) to develop […]
The University of British Columbia and St’át’imc First Nations partner to study salmon migration
August 27, 2014
For thousands of years, the St’át’imc First Nations around Lillooet, BC have benefitted from an abundant salmon resource on the Seton River. The Seton River watershed supports two populations of sockeye salmon as well as coho, Chinook, and pink salmon. However, hydroelectric development in the 1950’s saw the Seton Dam constructed on the Seton River. […]
UBC MD students and their teddy bears build healthy communities