The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit is UBC’s hub for contributing to public dialogue, policy, practice and arts and culture through the sharing of knowledge with communities, government agencies, non-profit organizations in BC, Canada and around the world.
The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit fosters a supportive culture of Kx and builds capacity through training, resources and tailored support to help researchers engage in meaningful collaborations, communicate research effectively and demonstrate and celebrate the impacts of their work with and within communities.
The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit's institutional strategy, Expanding Conversations Through Engaged Scholarship, outlines a proposal to implement Strategy 9 of the UBC Strategic Plan, Shaping UBC's Next Century: "Improve the ecosystem that supports the translation of research into action."
Presentations on UBC's Kx Strategy:
- KT Connects - Fostering an Organization Culture of Knowledge Exchange – Insights into the Journey, January 31, 2020
- CBRC Webinars - Research for the Benefit of Communities - Enhancing UBC's Knowledge Exchange Capacity, February 2020
UBC's Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation created the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit in November 2018 to accelerate and increase societal research impact. The Unit is part of Innovation UBC along with the University-Industry Liaison Office, e@UBC and Innovation Partnerships.
Two reports provide significant insights for the development of a knowledge exchange institutional capacity at UBC:
- 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)