The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health is a single coordinating point for Indigenous health initiatives within UBC and acts as a contact for communities and organizations external to UBC. The Centre is dedicated to advancing Indigenous people’s health through education, innovative thinking, research, and traditional practice.
The UBC Learning Circle is a partnership between the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and the First Nations Health Authority created to provide educational and informational opportunities to health care workers and professionals in First Nations communities.
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future. The living laboratory is committed to finding solutions to local and global challenges facing food systems sustainability.
The community field experience is guided by research and based on beliefs that teacher candidates, community partners and students all benefit. The key purpose of the community field experience is for teacher candidates to experience teaching and learning in a new context that provides a more holistic view of teaching and enhances the teacher candidate’s […]
The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) acts as an interdisciplinary, collaborative hub that contributes to developing policies and solutions to complex global and local issues. The school’s public policy research and creative activity informs their teaching and focuses on discovery and innovation.
The Sauder d.studio is an emerging centre of praxis to advance the practice of Strategic Design. Based at the UBC Sauder School of Business, the d.studio leads Strategic Design projects to build organizational capacity for innovation and tackle tough, systemic problems.
Each year, the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Agent of Change Award recognizes alumni for remarkable achievements in a clinical, community, education or research field that are having local, national or global impact.
The Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is Canada’s first university-affiliated, licensed, pharmacist-led patient care clinic. The Pharmacists Clinic provides the highest possible standard of health consultation services to patients, offers learning opportunities for health professionals and students alike, and are a living laboratory that supports health care research and evaluation.
MOA’s exhibitions and programs emphasize artistic diversity and the links between art, community and the contemporary social and political context in which youth, artists and communities are communicating their cultural traditions.
The Indigenous Community Legal Clinic is located in the Downtown Eastside on traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territories and exists for two purposes: first, to provide free legal services to the Indigenous community and second, to provide legal education to Allard School of Law students. By participating in the ICLC program, students interested in advocacy, social justice and Indigenous peoples […]
Science 101 is a four-month, non-credit, barrier free course offered to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and other inner-city communities. The program provides an introductory Science education to adults who have historically had difficulty accessing university.
The Humanities 101 Community Programme (fondly known as “Hum”) offers four non-credit, university-level courses at UBC for people living in the Downtown Eastside, Downtown South (DTES/South) and surrounding areas who have a lust for learning—especially those whose economic situation, academic experience, financial and social well-being are compromised.
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, based at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. HELP’s unique partnership brings together many scientific viewpoints to address complex early child development (ECD) issues.
Forests and Communities in Transition (FACT) includes the FACT Lab and the FACT Network. FACT is a University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry initiative dedicated to research, dialogue and knowledge exchange.
The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy.
The Urban Ethnographic Field School is a six-week, six-credit course offered by the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology. The UEFS offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with community organizations while learning ethnographic research skills.
The University of British Columbia and Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) have partnered to offer a Moi Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. In addition to the university diploma program, they have an ongoing long-term research project around living, learning, and teaching in the camps, led by faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy.
The Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD) is a multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, people living with bipolar disorder, healthcare providers, and family members and supporters.
CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub that brings together city staff, students, faculty and community to co-create experimental projects that make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable, joyful, and inclusive.
The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) is a University of British Columbia affiliated, internationally recognized research centre focused on developing novel strategies that promote physically active choices that positively influence mobility.
The mission of UBC Botanical Garden is to assemble, curate, and maintain a documented living collection of temperate plants for the purposes of education, research, conservation, community outreach, and public display. A key part of the University’s biodiversity collections, the Botanical Garden provides resources to researchers, students and the public that reach far beyond its […]
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum inspires an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education, exhibitions, and community engagement.
ACCE strives to raise the University’s awareness and understanding of the significant opportunities presented by UBC’s effective engagement with Asian Canadian communities. UBC Vancouver is uniquely situated, geographically and in terms of its scholarly and cultural capital, to create and foster robust relationships with local Asian Canadian communities.
For over 20 years, the Faculty of Forestry has been working towards strengthening the relationships between the Faculty, Indigenous communities and potential partners to help solve challenges associated with the conservation and management of natural resources. The Faculty of Forestry provides exceptional opportunities for Aboriginal students through innovative programs, engaging material and award winning faculty.