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

UBC Farm’s Indigenous Garden selected for Canada’s Garden Hall of Fame

Gardens Canada has selected the Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden — xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden — at the UBC Farm to Canada’s Garden Hall of Fame, as part of the 2000-2022 class. The Indigenous Garden, led Dr. Eduardo Jovel, who is currently the interim director of the First Nations House of Learning until June 30, 2022, […]

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 […]