We live in an interconnected world – and UBC is transforming itself to meet the challenges of our time. Our aim is to work together across disciplines, countries and continents for the greater good, and we are always interested in pursuing new strategic alliances and collaborations.
We are here to help, whether you are a current partner who wants to deepen ties to our academic community, looking to establish links with UBC for the first time or a member of the UBC community seeking global engagement opportunities.
WHAT WE OFFER
Expertise – Our advantage is a big-picture view of UBC’s global collaborations. We are specialists in partnership-building, strategic initiatives and international engagement. We work in close alliance with UBC faculties, academic units and all international service units, helping to identify and nurture productive partnerships.
Global connections – Most successful research collaborations grow organically at the faculty or academic level. In the absence of those connections, we serve as a gateway for introductions. We can connect you across partnerships, networks, countries and regions. We can convene interdisciplinary groups of scholars around critical challenges at home and abroad, and organize events, such as webinars, symposia and international conferences supporting UBC’s global engagement strategy, In Service.
A window into UBC – We can help you navigate the university system, point to opportunities available, discuss different types of partnerships and agreements, as well as whom to talk to and how to get started. Always happy to welcome friends old and new to UBC, we also support visits from international scholars, dignitaries and university administrators.
Partnership development – We build relationships, advancing work that is valuable for our faculty, staff and global partners. We support research, projects and educational initiatives that address issues of global relevance, capacity building and developing students as global citizens. We are a central coordination point for international partnership agreements and work to streamline partnerships and engagement.
Catalyze transformative learning experiences in global contexts, and on global issues, to help shepherd our students on their voyage towards global citizenship and leadership.
Enhance our scholarly activity impact, elevate our creative endeavors and grow our service capacity to build a more just, sustainable, resilient and thriving world.
Support UBC faculty, staff and global partners in effective relationships founded on strong connections between people.
Respect deep local knowledge and open sharing. Our collaborations are grounded in the principles and practices of inclusivity, reciprocity, mutual benefit and positive impact.