The Capacity Research Unit at the University of British Columbia is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, staff, students and organizations working together to address discrimination and inequities in health care and social services.
Our research is shaped by community-academic collaboration. Together we strive to develop, test and inform practices, programs and policies that positively affect the well-being of people who regularly experience health and social inequities.

Acknowledgement of Indigenous Lands and Territories

We respectfully acknowledge that the Capacity Research Unit at the University of British Columbia is situated in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). We also acknowledge that we conduct and facilitate research activities across the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

Capacity Research Unit engages with a diverse network of partners and organizations across Turtle Island, and we acknowledge and thank the traditional owners and caretakers of the lands upon which we carry out our collaborations and shared work.  We are grateful to the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island for the opportunity to form and strengthen research partnerships across the lands and waters they have cared for since time immemorial.


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Capacity Observes International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – Dec 17, 2022)  On International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers Capacity supports the leadership of sex workers worldwide in calling attention to the violence and hate crimes perpetrated against sex workers. We remember and mourn the lives lost to this violence and hate, […]

Capacity continues efforts to end gender-based violence on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – November 25, 2022)  Today Capacity observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW), a day of action and remembrance that also marks the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the global campaign to eradicate violence against women, girls, […]


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