CENTRES, CLUSTERS/GROUPS, INSTITUTES AND HUBS
Our centres, institutes and hubs form the foundation of our research efforts, where our faculty members work with a number of community and industry partners to advance knowledge, and provide hands-on research and learning opportunities for students.
The Centre for Environmental Assessment Research (CEAR) at UBC supports research about environmental assessment (EA) processes and methods, and helps integrate this information into practice. Research conducted and supported by CEAR contributes to resource development by furthering knowledge about the role that EA plays in helping to advance natural resource management practices that benefit Canadians.
The Centre works to identify effective services for children and families at risk of maltreatment. We look at the kinds of services that are available to help children and families, but also what the evidence shows about what kinds of support help the most.
The CORE is a Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funded research laboratory at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. The CORE dedicates its research to helping individuals achieve a healthy weight and improve their overall health and well-being through behavioural modifications and novel interventions such as Small Changes and ENHANCE.
Looking at cognition, substance use/abuse, associations and memory, with a particular focus on substance use in adolescents, mindful rest training in relation to substance use, and implicit cognitions.
This interdisciplinary team from the Faculty of Health and Social Development, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Medicine will design, implement and evaluate interventions that address three community-identified health priorities: mental health and aging, obesity and diabetes, and aboriginal and rural health.
This interdisciplinary team will mobilize experts in traditional ecological knowledge, large animal biology, plant ecology and ecosystem assessment and mapping to inform policy and practice and develop tools for resilience in the face of prior ecological disruption and impending climate change.
Investigating the impact of psychosocial factors, such as stress, mood and social support on physical health and well-being. We are particularly interested in understanding the ways in which social relationships influence emotional and physical health among healthy and chronically ill populations.
This cluster brings together researchers from both UBC campuses in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Applied Science, Forestry and the Sauder School of Business to support Indigenous led impact assessment.
ICER is an academic research centre that unites researchers from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, including anthropology, gender studies, Indigenous studies, economics, education, health studies, human geography, nursing, social work, and sociology.
Sharing a commitment to research that supports diversity, equity, and social justice, the Institute facilitates the participation of community members, organizations, students, and academics as co-researchers. ICER is a hub for building relationships, collaboration, and effective knowledge creation and exchange.
The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) is a group of over 30 faculty members and their graduate students working in ecology, biodiversity and conservation, and environmental sustainability on UBC’s Okanagan campus. BRAES’ special strength is its multidisciplinary focus, with members from departments of biology, mathematics and statistics, literary and cultural studies, earth and environmental sciences, physical geography, economics and creative arts.
Using platforms such as eye-tracking, electroencephalogram, behavioural testing and neuropsychological assessment to better understand the cognitive aspects of psychopathology, as well as functional outcome following stroke and brain injury.
Located on the UBC Okanagan campus, the clinic provides cost-effective treatment options to students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Treatment is provided by graduate students under supervision of qualified, trained professionals.
The Public Humanities Hub Okanagan fosters collaboration and research excellence amongst humanists at UBC, and supports public-facing research in the humanities.
Focusing on the use of cannabis and psychedelics for therapeutic and recreational purposes, the lab examines the associations between cannabis use, mental health and addictions.