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: 
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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.

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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.

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Dr. Jasmin Ma

Assistant Professor, UBC School of Kinesiology

Clinical investigator, Arthritis Research Canada

Investigator, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries

Dr. Jasmin Ma is an assistant professor of teaching in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, a clinician investigator with Arthritis Research Canada, and investigator with the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries. She teaches and provides training in the areas of exercise prescription, physical activity behavior change, and disability. Her research and educational leadership activities include three areas of focus: 1) implementing experiential learning opportunities in community-based exercise settings, 2) co-developing knowledge translation tools for clinicians to promote and prescribe physical activity for people with chronic disease and disability, and 3) advancing the methodology of physical activity counselling and tailoring, particularly for people with arthritis and spinal cord injury. 


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Dr. Michelle Stack 

Academic director, UBC Learning Exchange

Associate professor, UBC Department of Educational Studies  

Dr. Michelle Stack is the academic director of the Learning Exchange for the University of British Columbia and an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Her central research interest concerns how people, knowledge and institutions are categorized and the influence of these categorizations on our ability to grapple with inequity. Her current work focuses on cooperative colleges and universities as a way to provide opportunities for democratic decision-making, and food, job, and housing security for students, staff and faculty. Dr Stack has received the Killam Award for Teaching for her innovative courses focusing on knowledge translation and equity, intergenerational and community engaged learning and commitment to advocating for students. She received the Inaugural Public Humanities Hub award in recognition of her work as a public scholar and her commitment to assisting students and colleagues in expanding scholarly conversations through media engagement.