The call for proposals for the new Health After 2020 program is now open to faculty members at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan who are interested in starting or extending a collaborative relationship with a scholar or collaborator from outside UBC. UBC Health is offering funding awards of up to $10,000 to support each successful proposal.

Health After 2020 is a program designed to 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. 

Each funded proposal will represent a cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary partnership and will: 

  • produce some form of academic output, e.g. a white paper, journal article, popularized version of current knowledge on a topic, grant application; 
  • facilitate a more in-depth inward-facing interaction with faculty and learners at both campuses of UBC; and 
  • deliver a dialogue session (planned with and supported by UBC Health). 

Interested faculty members are invited to submit an application by September 30, 2021. Faculty who wish to discuss their proposals with the program team before applying may first submit a brief expression of interest. 

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Q&A Webinar

Faculty interested in applying for Health After 2020 are invited to attend a Q&A webinar:

Monday, July 26, 2021
10:00-11:00 am

Zoom Meeting


Inaugural Dialogue Session

Health After 2020 launched on July 14, 2021 with an inaugural dialogue session.

Looking back and moving forward: Supporting health after 2020

Great moments in history often spur equally great changes in society. We will likely look back on 2020 as one of these great moments. The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on a number of existing societal issues, accelerated the pace of change in others, and created some new ones, too. For example, concerns about the quality and safety of long-term care services are not new, but they certainly became more apparent to a far larger number of people during 2020. The speed and starkness of changes such as this—but far beyond this as well—create an opportunity and motivation to reassess our understanding of health. Perhaps more importantly, it is an opportunity to reduce inequities in who has access to and who uses and benefits from the resources that promote health and wellbeing. The Health After 2020 series is UBC Health’s contribution to making sure we seize this opportunity.  

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Posted July 15, 2021


  • Interdisciplinary Research