UBC Health facilitates research collaboration across disciplines to tackle some of our most pressing health challenges.
As these challenges grow increasingly complex, extending and improving the lives of people in British Columbia requires an interdisciplinary approach to research that goes beyond traditional departmental and institutional boundaries. UBC Health has a number of strategic research initiatives to advance interdisciplinary health research and knowledge translation, integrate data, policies, and processes across UBC that support applied interdisciplinary health research, and develop approaches to data use that help address systemic racism and inequities in BC.
UBC Health Dialogue Series
The UBC Health Dialogue Series builds on the considerable strengths across the university and communities by bringing together scholars, students, and community to discuss important issues related to the health and wellbeing of society, such as the collection and use of disaggregated data.
Health After 2020
Through the Health After 2020 program, we support researchers to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and build a community of UBC Health scholars. Through the development of research collaborations, academic outputs, cross-campus conversations, and open dialogue sessions, the program convenes and informs people at the inflection point in our society created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We provide support for catalyzing and advancing collaborative research initiatives through the Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards. As some of the brightest minds across the UBC research ecosystem come together, they will be able to closely collaborate towards innovative and groundbreaking solutions to complex issues.
Disaggregated Data Dialogue Series: Research Ethics
The UBC Health Disaggregated Data Dialogue Series brings together colleagues and community to share their diverse perspectives about the responsibilities of researchers and UBC as an institution around the collection and use of disaggregated data.
The next part of the series is on September 29 and will focus on research ethics and the implications for disaggregated data. The session will include a presentation by Laurel Evans, Director, Research Ethics at UBC’s Office of Research Ethics on the Tri-Council Policy Statement and proposed changes.