President’s Community Roundtables

Hosted by Prof. Santa J. Ono, UBC President’s Community Roundtables convene experts, practitioners, and policy-makers for candid conversations with UBC leadership about our region’s most complex issues. Designed to surface new ideas and open pathways for community-university collaboration, UBC President’s Roundtables advance solutions in the short and long term.

Read reports from past Roundtables below, and see how UBC is aligning its teaching, research and civic engagement priorities with the needs of local communities.

UBC’s Role in Migration & Integration

November 13, 2019

As both a settlement community and university, UBC has a critical role to play in supporting migration and integration efforts that enable newcomers to thrive. The purpose of this Roundtable is to have a frank conversation with others in this system, to better understand the university’s role, identify gaps, and to explore possibilities for deeper collaboration going forward.

Supporting Non-Market Housing Innovation in Metro Vancouver

Co-hosted with the Housing Research Collaborative | April 8, 2019

Non-profit housing sector experts, leaders and policy-makers will discuss how UBC can better support and advance non-market housing innovation to help ease the affordability crisis.

Building Resilient Partnerships for Regional Climate Action

Co-hosted with UBC Campus + Community Planning and UBC Sustainability Initiative | July 18, 2018

Regional business, government and non-profit leaders joined UBC to explore barriers to—and new opportunities for—resilient partnerships for climate action in the Lower Mainland. Read more…

UBC’s Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Co-hosted with the BC Centre on Substance Use | April 3, 2018

Front-line workers, policymakers, researchers and peers shared their ideas about how UBC could address stigma related to substance use and addictions and help relieve the ongoing overdose crisis in our region.