The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit is excited to announce its first cohort of Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KxM) Scholars: Drs. Sandra Lauck (UBC School of Nursing); Barbara Lee (UBC School of Social Work); Jasmin Ma (UBC School of Kinesiology) and Michelle Stack (UBC Learning Exchange) recognized for their knowledge of KxM strategies and commitment to promoting KxM culture in their respective faculties.
This program aims to enhance the practice and science of KxM in UBC faculties and schools and, as KxM Scholars, the cohort will participate (and lead) community of practices, implement and evaluate KxM training activities, and provide peer-mentorship in their respective faculties.
2023 KxM Scholars:
Dr. Sandra Lauck
Associate professor, UBC School of Nursing
Nurse clinician scientist, St. Paul’s Hospital
Dr. Sandra Lauck holds the St. Paul’s Hospital professorship of cardiovascular nursing at the University of British Columbia. She has a joint appointment as associate professor at the UBC School of Nursing and advanced practice nurse clinician scientist at the Heart Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Lauck's clinical expertise includes acute and critical cardiac nursing care, innovative management of valvular heart disease, and the promotion of multidisciplinary models of health services. Her program of research focuses on the measurement of patients’ experiences, the development of clinical processes to support advances in cardiac care, and the promotion of advanced practice nursing.
Dr. Barbara Lee
Assistant professor, UBC School of Social Work
Director, UBC Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families
Dr. Barbara Lee is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). Barbara’s research is informed by her direct practice experience as a youth worker for new immigrant youth and as a frontline child protection worker providing intervention for children and youth who have experienced or at risk of child maltreatment. Barbara uses community-based program evaluation, administrative data, survey designs, and mixed methods approaches to examine social service outcomes and to promote evidence-informed practices with children, youth, and families. As an educator, Barbara uses simulation-based learning with standardized clients to teach social work practice with children, youth, and families.