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.
Congratulations to the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society (COEFS), who were successful in receiving 2021-2022 UBC Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) funds to support ongoing partnership development with the Capacity Research Unit as part of a larger project looking at implementing an innovative outreach program to support women affected by violence. The Central Okanagan Elizabeth […]
We are pleased to share findings from the STRENGTH Pilot study (April 15, 2018 to January 28, 2020). Please see our report on this community-based, participatory action pilot study to design a women-led, strengths-based, trauma informed model of outreach in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood of Vancouver. The STRENGTH project was built upon the expertise […]