Our Plan in Action

As a global centre for teaching, learning and research, UBC is committed to fostering global citizenship and advancing a sustainable and just society. Shaping UBC’s Next Century guides us and aligns our efforts to put this commitment into real action.  

Considerable progress has been made since we have launched Shaping UBC’s Next Century. On this page, you can find updates and stories from across the university that showcase how the strategic plan is being brought to life.

If you are a member of the UBC community and would like to share your strategic plan-related initiatives with the rest of the university, please fill out our submission form. This site will regularly feature the great work being done on campus to support and advance the strategic plan.

Our Plan in Action

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 11: Education Renewal

Call for Proposals: Advancing Education Renewal applications open December 1

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Apply for the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund | Apply for the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund

Apply for the Aspire-2040 Learning Transformations Fund

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Research Excellence | Strategy 6: Collaborative Clusters

Humanities for the People

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Announcing Senior Faculty Advisors to the President | Announcing Senior Faculty Advisors to the President

Announcing Senior Faculty Advisors to the President

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 11: Education Renewal

Announcing the 2019-21 Online Learning Advancement Fund recipients

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Research Excellence | Strategy 7: Research Support

Funding available to support research collaborations between Vancouver and the Okanagan

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Research Excellence | Strategy 6: Collaborative Clusters

Bringing Scholars into the Newsroom

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 19: Global Networks

Spanish for Community: Making an impact through community-engaged learning

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Research Excellence | Strategy 7: Research Support

New advanced research computing infrastructure available to UBC researchers

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People and Places | Strategy 1: Great People

Recognizing staff excellence

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 15: Student Experience

Clothing bins made safer

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 14: Interdisciplinary Education

2020 call for proposals for Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Innovation projects

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People and Places | Strategy 1: Great People

Call for Applications for Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants

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Research Excellence | Strategy 7: Research Support

New funding available to faculty authors to assist with publishing costs

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 13: Practical Learning

App allows students to experience the journey of Syrian refugees

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Research Excellence | Strategy 6: Collaborative Clusters

Data helps drive diversified agroecosystems research

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 17: Indigenous Engagement

Law certificate raises awareness of Indigenous perspectives

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 18: Alumni Engagement

Creating tradition with UBC Okanagan Homecoming

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 15: Student Experience

Orientation now available on-demand for new students at UBC’s Okanagan campus

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Research Excellence | Strategy 8: Student Research

Enhancing undergraduate research experiences

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Research Excellence | Strategy 7: Research Support

Capital investment poised to transform big data research at UBC

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Research Excellence | Strategy 10: Research Culture

Tiny solution to big housing shortage issue

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 14: Interdisciplinary Education

Interdisciplinary class discusses the power of language

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People and Places | Strategy 2: Inspiring Spaces

New UBCO Commons fosters collaboration and innovation

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 12: Program Redesign

Chemical and Biological Engineering embarks on impactful program redesign

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 20: Co-ordinated Engagement

UBC embarks on Canada-wide initiative to assess community engagement

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People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities

Initiative encourages UBCO students to give back to the community

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People and Places | Strategy 5: Systems Renewal

UBC invests in new system to improve collaboration and innovation

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People and Places | Strategy 4: Inclusive Excellence

Math program promotes mentorship for underrepresented women and girls

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 16: Public Relevance

New art installation boosts community resilience in Vancouver

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 11: Education Renewal

Reimagining anatomy education for all

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 19: Global Networks

Fostering global citizenship through UBC’s International Strategy

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Research Excellence | Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange

Okanagan water forum promotes compelling conversation and shared solutions

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People and Places | Strategy 1: Great People

UBC’s Blue and Gold Campaign for Students helping students realize their potential

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People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities

UBC bioenergy facility acts as living lab for climate change leadership

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Research Excellence | Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange

UBC Okanagan initiative helps youth with developmental disabilities find work

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Apply for CUES funding for community partnerships | Apply for CUES funding for community partnerships

Apply for CUES funding for community partnerships

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Research Excellence | Strategy 6: Collaborative Clusters

Call for applications: 2019 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition

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Read UBC’s 2018/19 annual report | Read UBC’s 2018/19 annual report

Read UBC’s 2018/19 annual report

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 15: Student Experience

Kelowna emergency medicine program graduates first residents

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Our progress: 2018/19 in review | Our progress: 2018/19 in review

Our progress: 2018/19 in review

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Eminence program 2019 Call for Proposals | Eminence program 2019 Call for Proposals

Eminence program 2019 Call for Proposals

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2019/20 ALT Fund projects announced | 2019/20 ALT Fund projects announced

2019/20 ALT Fund projects announced

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Call for Letters of Intent for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects | Call for Letters of Intent for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects

Call for Letters of Intent for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects

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$95,000 awarded to community-led equity, diversity, and inclusion projects | $95,000 awarded to community-led equity, diversity, and inclusion projects

$95,000 awarded to community-led equity, diversity, and inclusion projects

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UBC outlines spending priorities for 2019/20 | UBC outlines spending priorities for 2019/20

UBC outlines spending priorities for 2019/20

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 11: Education Renewal

Call for Proposals for the Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF)

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Research Excellence | Strategy 8: Student Research

PURE funding recipients announced

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People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities

UBC tops global university impact rankings: Times Higher Education

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People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities

UBCO invests $70M in new on-campus student housing

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Help shape UBC’s priorities for global engagement | Help shape UBC’s priorities for global engagement

Help shape UBC’s priorities for global engagement

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Local and Global Engagement | Strategy 17: Indigenous Engagement

UBC raises Musqueam Indian Band flag permanently at Vancouver campus

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 12: Program Redesign

Update on Undergraduate Program Evaluation and Renewal projects

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Wellbeing Scholars Call for Proposals | Wellbeing Scholars Call for Proposals

Wellbeing Scholars Call for Proposals

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Call for applications: Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program | Call for applications: Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program

Call for applications: Equity & Inclusion Scholars Program

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Research Excellence | Strategy 8: Student Research

Call for Proposals: Program for Undergraduate Research Experience applications open January 7

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2018 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition results | 2018 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition results

2018 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters competition results

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2018/19 strategic plan projects identified | 2018/19 strategic plan projects identified

2018/19 strategic plan projects identified

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Update on UBC strategic plan implementation | Update on UBC strategic plan implementation

Update on UBC strategic plan implementation

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Call for Proposals for Small TLEF Innovation projects | Call for Proposals for Small TLEF Innovation projects

Call for Proposals for Small TLEF Innovation projects

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Eminence program 2018 Calls for Proposals | Eminence program 2018 Calls for Proposals

Eminence program 2018 Calls for Proposals

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Transformative Learning | Strategy 12: Program Redesign

Special call for Undergraduate Program Evaluation and Renewal projects

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Call for Proposals & 2018/19 ALT Fund recipients announced | Call for Proposals & 2018/19 ALT Fund recipients announced

Call for Proposals & 2018/19 ALT Fund recipients announced

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Launch of Shaping UBC’s Next Century | Launch of Shaping UBC’s Next Century

Launch of Shaping UBC’s Next Century