The Office of Community Engagement has awarded over $70,000 to support community-university collaboration and relationship building.
The Partnership Recognition & Exploration (PRE) fund empowers community partners to build reciprocal relationships with UBC students, faculty, and staff. Since 2017, the fund has invested more than $450,000 in 289 community-university partnerships, with approximately 50% of funding going to IBPOC-led community organizations.
Receiving up to $1,500 each, this year’s projects are exceptional examples of how communities and UBC are working together to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion; Indigenous engagement and reconciliation; health innovation and community wellbeing; sustainability and climate action; and teaching, learning, and research excellence.
Through Strategy 20: Co-ordinated Engagement, UBC is committed to working with diverse partners to listen, learn and develop shared values for effective engagement, and to reinforce a culture of reciprocity.