Strategic Plans

UBC Research Strategy: Vancouver Campus

UBC's Research Strategy is a mid-level strategy released in April 2011, following extensive consultation with the UBC community.

It complements the institutional strategic plan, Place and Promise, which provides specific goals and actions to support research excellence at UBC. This is an evolving strategy that will be updated as opportunities arise.

Download a PDF of the UBC Research Strategy (v5.8, May 2012).

Strategic Research Plan: Okanagan Campus (2009-2014)

The Okanagan campus’ Strategic Research Plan was developed in 2009 by faculty, Deans, and senior academic leaders.

Guided by the principle of “a locally responsive, globally conscious community,” the plan identifies eight areas of research priority, representing areas of existing strength as well as emerging opportunities:

  • Entrepreneurship and Corporate Governance
  • Health, Culture and Diversity
  • Indigenous Communities and Contemporary Issues
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning
  • Innovative Systems, Technologies and Processes
  • Managed Land Use, Agriculture and Natural Products
  • Sustainable Environments and Populations
  • Understanding Community, Narrative and Identity

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International Strategic Plan

Place and Promise also contains a number of goals relating to international engagement.

In late 2009, John Hepburn, Vice-President, Research & International, convened an International Advisory Council to help shape and direct UBC’s international engagement efforts. The resulting strategy is the result of wide-ranging campus collaboration and consultation.

Download a PDF of the International Strategic Plan