Research

The Public Humanities Hub Okanagan extends the UBC research cluster strategy to foster research excellence and develop humanities collaborations with public-facing research and programming.

The Okanagan campus has a number of centres, institutes, research clusters, laboratories, and researchers working on public humanities research projects.

The AMP Lab houses projects that engage in the work of the humanities — adding value to cultural artifacts through interpretation and analysis — in a digital context. Broadly, all AMP Lab projects investigate code as a sustainable medium for representing cultural history. The stakes are high, as the development of sustainable, robust humanist data shapes what both scholars and the general public can know about digitized cultural history.

The AMP Lab is located in FIP 251.

AMP Lab

The Centre for Mindful Engagement is a gathering place for researchers from across all disciplines and interests to explore the significances of mindful community engagement. The centre is a gathering place for researchers from across all disciplines and interests to explore the significances of mindful engagement.

Centre for Mindful Engagement

The Innovative Learning Centre brings students, educators, and community members together from across disciplines and interests to co-create learning experiences invested in this elemental and formative nature of knowledge. Thus, innovation is not characterized as a distinct quality in self, others, and situations that is rare and special but, instead, turns to innovation’s roots of innovare, to renew, for insights into its elemental and catalytic roles within teaching/learning experiences of all kinds.

Innovative Learning Centre

Political Inquiries aNd Theory Studies (PINTS) is a speaker series with the goal of creating a shared space for faculty and students. With the aim to serve as an incubator, the series invites you to develop social connections across campus.

PINTS

The Institute for Community Engaged Research is an academic research centre that unites researchers from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, including anthropology, gender studies, Indigenous studies, economics, education, health studies, human geography, nursing, social work and Sociology.

Institute for Community Engaged Research

The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is Canada’s only university-based research centre with a dedicated focus on social policy and issues concerned with the full inclusion and citizenship of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are firmly rooted at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship

The Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services is a group of over 30 faculty members and their graduate students working in ecology, biodiversity and conservation, and environmental sustainability on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services

This cluster draws on the collective expertise of researchers from Canada, the U.K. and France to co-develop an arts-based community-engaged research model. The cluster will combine cultural, creative and mindfulness practices and integrate the perspectives of Indigenous scholars and artists to explore the cultural, spiritual and environmental dimensions of health and well-being.

Culture, Creativity, Health and Wellbeing Cluster