UBC is a research powerhouse. We are among the world’s leading universities for research across many fields. Our research has had a profound impact on several areas of society. Continued success requires both disciplinary depth and collaboration within and across disciplines and communities. It demands the creation of new knowledge and its accelerated translation into action. It also necessitates resources for research services that enable researchers to achieve excellence in a highly competitive landscape. Research might lead to spinoffs that take advantage of technological developments, but impact is also to be found in projects that lead to social innovations, that inform our understanding of history, or that enrich our world through creative works. Research Excellence encompasses this broad vision of accomplishment.
Strategy 6. Collaborative clusters: Enable interdisciplinary clusters of research excellence in pursuit of societal impact
Strategy 7. Research support: Strengthen shared infrastructure and resources to support research excellence
Strategy 8. Student research: Broaden access to, and enhance, student research experiences
Strategy 9. Knowledge exchange: Improve the ecosystem that supports the translation of research into action
Strategy 10. Research culture: Foster a strong and diverse research culture that embraces the highest standards of integrity, collegiality and service