Community-Based Research

Research projects developed in collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations constitute an especially important direction. Throughout the world Indigenous communities in the past have been subjected to extractive research practices over which they have had little or no control, and in some places, those practices continue today. Researchers at UBC have long been working to define new practices that avoid these abuses, and are continuing to develop these approaches in line with emerging national and international standards. Collaborative practices go much farther, beginning with the needs and aspirations of communities and sharing with communities their direction and control. Here you will find a collection of some of these partnerships.

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Community-Based Research Stories

Online book celebrating UBC Indigenous honorary degree recipients released

In honour of this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st and in anticipation of the upcoming virtual Indigenous graduation celebration on June 27th, the First Nations House of Learning is pleased to release The Honour of One is the Honour of All, a virtual sourcebook produced in tribute to the Indigenous individuals who […]

UBC and First Nations Health Authority develop new chair position

March 17, 2017 – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people. The chair will focus on the impact of cancer on the health and wellness journey of First Nations and their […]