UBC is investing over $500,000 in 2022 to support partnerships that will benefit communities and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning across the province.
Paid directly to community partners, CUES funding reduces financial barriers and prioritizes reciprocal, inclusive engagement so all communities — especially those that have been and continue to be underserved, marginalized, or excluded — can benefit.
“Building strong relationships between UBC researchers and community partners is an important way to co-develop appropriate responses and approaches to identified needs across our province. The partnerships supported by CUES are an important component of Strategy 9 (Knowledge Exchange) to support research excellence in UBC’s strategic plan, and can lead to effective new ways of tackling social, health and environmental challenges locally and beyond,” says Dr. Matthew Evenden, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation.
- $524,667 awarded to 27 projects in 2022
- 11 Indigenous community partners funded
- 9 faculties represented across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses:
- Vancouver: Applied Science, Arts, Forestry, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science
- Okanagan: Health and Social Development, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- 8 projects with student co-applicants
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.