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 Marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – September 30, 2022) Capacity marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, recognizing that today is a time of healing, commemoration, and courage for Survivors of residential schools and their families. We also acknowledge the strength and leadership of Indigenous communities across […]

Exploring the conceptualization, operationalization, implementation, and measurement of outreach in community settings with hard-to-reach and hidden populations: A scoping review

This research, led by PhD Students Sunny Jiao and Allie Slemon at Capacity, found a lack of clarity across the literature on how outreach is conceptualized, the central elements of outreach, and how the ‘success’ of outreach is empirically measured. Working with Dr. Vicky Bungay and Dr. Adrian Guta, they have led an important piece […]


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