Committed to Community Engagement


UBC is a Place of Engagement

UBC’s Strategic Plan

Engagement is a part of UBC’s vision and is one of the core commitments within UBC’s Strategic Plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century. The university enters into relationships where decisions about means and ends are made collaboratively, costs and benefits are shared, and learning is reciprocal.

UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to enhance every part of society—in building a more just world and in advancing human knowledge and economic prosperity through innovation. UBC aims to drive recognition of community-university engagement as both foundational to excellent teaching, learning and research, and critical to enhancing economic, social and cultural well-being. The CE Concept Paper, a foundational document, guides how we advance reciprocal community engagement.

UBC Community Engagement Concept Paper

UBC Vancouver and Okanagan

Community engagement is not new at UBC; it has been a part of the fabric of the university since the institution was founded. UBC has special relationships with the provincial government, local cities, and with the Aboriginal communities upon whose traditional territories the Vancouver and the Okanagan campuses are located. The UBC Point Grey and Kelowna campuses are respectively located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people and Okanagan Nation.

UBC’s commitment to Community Engagement spans both campuses while respecting their unique environments.

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