UBC campus is a large place; there are several existing networks that bring together faculty, staff, and students from across campus who are working to connect UBC research and learning with communities. Following is a brief list of a few networks; additional connections and networks are continually being developed.
While these networks are primarily focused on building connections across the university, as community-engaged networks these groups value involvement and connection from those beyond UBC.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to add or suggest additional networks.
Community Engaged Scholarship Group
Community-engaged scholarship includes faculty in teaching, research and/or service activities that involve a mutually beneficial partnership with a community. Join this group of community engaged scholars from across campus to share examples of CES at UBC, build connections between disciplines/units doing CES, share scholarly, reflective approaches to engaged research and teaching. The group meets once a month during the academic calendar. For more information, contact Kat Cureton.
(Formerly Community Engagement Program Planners Community of Practice)
This network is for UBC staff members who connect external communities with UBC through outreach and engagement. We aim to build a network across campus to learn from each other, share information and resources and create a sense of community among those doing this work. Learn more.
Liu Institute Global Research Networks
The Liu Institute global research networks support interdisciplinary and collaborative exchange on pressing global issues. Created and managed by Liu Scholars, with faculty support, these networks strengthen ties between faculty and students, host conferences and events, and facilitate field research and dialogue on key themes. Learn more.