UBC’s 2023 Partnering in Research Conference 

Research Excellence | Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange
Theme: Collaboration

On June 15, 2023, the University of British Columbia hosted its inaugural Partnering in Research conference at UBC Robson Square where participants gathered for a full day of learning and conversation around the practice and power of equitable and engaged research with non-academic partners. Organized by the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit and UBC Community Engagement, the conference brought together 57 speakers and 187 attendees — UBC faculty, staff, graduate students and external collaborative partners — to explore the ethical, cultural and political challenges of partnered research while developing strategies to drive real community-centered change.

Explore the conference report to delve into the details of conference outcomes and UBC’s calls to action.

Through Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange, UBC is continuing to experiment with ways of communicating knowledge so that it is more accessible to a range of communities, from citizens to decision-makers.