Community-Based Research

Partnership with Aboriginal communities and organizations is one of the most significant developments in Aboriginal research, and UBC has some leading projects in this field. Some of our initiatives have been in place for many years. Here you will find a collection of some of those projects, but return often as we are always finding out about more, and will be featuring articles about how this field is developing.


New Food Security Course Features Community-Based Experiential Learning

Dr. Eduardo Jovel

The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems has partnered with the Ustlahn's Social Society to offer a new community-based experiential learning (CBEL) field course. The course will facilitate training in interdisciplinary and interprofessional CBEL to students interested in working with Aboriginal people through a community-centered experience.

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Mural Created out of PhD Candidate’s Work with First Nations Youth Displayed at Green College

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Jennifer Wolowic, PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program at UBC, collaborated with sumaxs (the Sma'algyx word for young people) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, for four years and created thousands of images of First Nations youth and their families.

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UBC Nursing – Community Based Health

First Nations Community Health

Helen Brown and Gladys McPherson, Assistant Professors in the UBC School of Nursing, had two previous projects funded by the Vancouver Foundation, so they set their sights on developing a competitive proposal for a new community-based health action project...

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UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film

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Dr. Sandercock has worked in the field of planning for over thirty years and in 2007 was invited by the Cheslatta and Ts’il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake) Carrier Bands to explore the issues of community development and cultural division. [Video]

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First Nations Water Health

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In October 2010 Dr Madjid Mohseni and colleagues from UBC's Faculty of Science hosted a conference aimed at improving First Nations water supplies. [video]

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