Bold thinking and innovative ideas don't happen in isolation.
Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange
Office of the VP Research & Innovation
We work with communities and stakeholders to develop and share relevant, impactful new knowledge.
UBC recognizes its responsibility to make academic knowledge more accessible, understandable and relevant. The university strives to be a unique, engaged partner in collaborative research programs and reciprocal educational opportunities, and in the sharing of research outputs that enrich the lives of local and global communities.
Interested in engaging with Knowledge Exchange at UBC?
The Knowledge Exchange Unit
The Knowledge Exchange Unit has just started its activities, but builds on the work of many collaborators.
Two reports provide significant insights for initiating the development of a knowledge exchange institutional capacity.
- Enhancing KMb@UBC: Mobilizing UBC Research in the Policy Realm (Quayle, Bravo and MacLennan)
- Co-Creating the UBC Knowledge Exchange: A Collaborator in the UBC Innovation Hub (Quayle, Bravo and MacLennan, 2018)
Already engaging in Knowledge Exchange activities on campus and would like to showcase your work? Get in touch with the Knowledge Exchange Unit to submit your work.
UBC Knowledge Exchange is an official member of Research Impact Canada. RIC is a pan-Canadian network of universities committed to maximizing the impact of academic research for the public good in local and global communities. In 2018, RIC has been honoured with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the inaugural Real Impact Awards.
Knowledge Exchange Funding
Applications are now open for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research's 2019 Convening & Collaborating (C2) and Reach competitions. The application deadline for both is May 30.
Knowledge Exchange Events
Saturday, June 1, 2019: Language Diversity: an Enabler for Innovative Knowledge Exchange? | Diversité linguistique : source d’innovation pour l’échange de connaissances?
This event is part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Knowledge exchange is a two-way learning process between researchers and non-academic partners. Through dialogue, they share views, ideas and evidence. Each knowledge exchange process involves a form of translation, interpretation and adaptation as people strive to understand each other and create meaning out of the shared information.
Knowledge Exchange Resources
The knowledge exchange field is thriving. The numerous amounts and constant additions of resources is an indicator of the field’s growth. For an overview to peruse, here is a short list of top readings and tools.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches
- Equipe RENARD de recherche sur le transfert des connaissances, Informational monitoring on research in knowledge transfer
- Gibbons, M. 2008. Why Is Knowledge Translation Important? Grounding the Conversation, Focus Technical Brief, no21, 2008
- Melanie Barwick’s Knowledge Translation Training and Tools (Includes 2 e-learning modules providing an introduction to knowledge translation).
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research's Knowledge Translation Web Section
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnerships Toolkit