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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?


    Contact Us
    Karine Souffez
    Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange
    Office of the VP Research & Innovation

    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.


    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 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.

    1. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches
    2. Equipe RENARD de recherche sur le transfert des connaissances, Informational monitoring on research in knowledge transfer
    3. Gibbons, M. 2008. Why Is Knowledge Translation Important? Grounding the Conversation, Focus Technical Brief, no21, 2008
    4. Melanie Barwick’s Knowledge Translation Training and Tools  (Includes 2 e-learning modules providing an introduction to knowledge translation).
    5. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research's Knowledge Translation Web Section
    6. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization

    Showcase your Knowledge Exchange Activities

    Many knowledge exchange initiatives are underway in UBC Faculties. Showcasing existing initiatives university-wide allows for better access to available resources. Tell us about your work so we can share it and promote it at a wider scale. Knowledge exchange professionals are welcomed to register their contact information in the repository.

    Submit your work

    *You can submit a knowledge exchange research project, training, workshop, support services.

    Type of Activity
    Type of activity
    (Workshop, presentation, conference)
    (specific role that helps connect researchers with various stakeholders)
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