Strategy 10: Research Culture

Foster a strong and diverse research culture that embraces the highest standards of integrity, collegiality and service

Research culture comprises the beliefs, expectations and actions of our researchers, including how they select and carry out research projects; review the efforts of peer researchers; mentor and assist colleagues near and far; engage with external research partners; and influentially disseminate discoveries. UBC is working to develop the principles and practices that define a collaborative and inclusive research culture and that support mentorship, scholarship, discovery and creativity. Addressing the problems facing society requires the contributions of all, and we encourage diversity in perspective and approach. UBC is seeking to enable a research culture that interacts in positive and respectful ways with Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge, and that welcomes the participation of members of other historically excluded groups. Their integrity and vibrancy are integral to UBC’s future success.