The Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES RAP) makes resources relevant to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) more accessible and easier to discover. It provides access to academic materials such as scholarly articles and theses, as well as community materials such as reports, historical newsletters and more accessible forms of scholarship such as clear research summaries, infographics, podcasts, and more.
Build your community partnership and project development skills through a variety of workshops designed to help you understand project budgets, community assets, and working ethically with communities.
The Community Engagement Network is for UBC staff who do community engagement work. We aim to build a network across campus to learn from each other, share information and resources, and create a sense of community among staff who do community engagement work.
When people come together it is possible to create positive, significant and lasting differences in communities. Building respectful, reciprocal relationships between communities and UBC is central to the university’s vision of “inspiring people, ideas and actions for a better world” and foundational to excellent teaching, learning and research.
The UBC Learning Exchange connects people from UBC and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to learn from each other in new ways. The shared space at 612 Main St. is a unique, non-traditional learning hub where members of the community and the university exchange experience, expertise, and explore new ideas and opportunities together. Activities include learning programs and workshops for community members, real-life learning opportunities for UBC students, support for UBC faculty to extend and enrich coursework, community-based research collaborations and results-sharing, and partnerships with local community organizations to address critical issues.