Research Units and Centres

Our research units and centres support multi-year collaborative teams and programmatic funding in specific areas.

The rich diversity of foci and approaches encompassed by nursing research defies simple categorization. In addition to exploring the research concentrations listed below, please browse the researcher profiles in Our People or search by keyword to identify experts in specific areas.

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Research Units and Centres

Capacity Research Unit

By illuminating the multidimensional factors that perpetuate marginalization among diverse communities, the team is driving for more effective social policies and programs to promote well-being.

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Men's Health Research

The men’s health research program aims to improve the health of men and their families through designing, implementing and evaluating men’s health promotion programs.

The Agenda Collaborative

The Agenda Collaborative

The Agenda Collaborative aims to collaboratively promote and protect positive mental health and substance use outcomes for individuals, families, communities and society.

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Innovation in Dementia and Aging

This lab aims to innovate in dementia care for elderly patients, often through the use of new technology. This research is primarily patient-oriented and developed by working closely with many patient partners to improve outcomes of patients.

UBC Research Excellence Clusters

This Research Excellence Cluster aims to address men's mental health inequities, optimize men's mental health help-seeking experiences, and equip community-based and professional mental-health care services to expertly evaluate and treat men's mental illnesses and suicidality.

This Research Excellence Cluster is a partnership-based, transdisciplinary, intersectoral and cross-social group aiming to support equity-oriented, decolonizing and culturally safe research, program, and policy development to address health and justice inequities.​

Cluster Lead: Dr. Helen Brown

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The Women’s Health Research Cluster aims to mobilise and catalyse more research in women's health. This is a network of researchers, clinicians, community partners, and trainees that are engaged or interested in women’s health research across disciplines.

Cluster Co-Lead: Dr. Suzanne Campbell

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This pan-Canadian coalition of researchers, perinatal health workers, service users, and community organizations is actively engaged in advancing equity and justice in reproductive health.

Cluster Members: Dr. Emmanuela Ojukwu, Dr. Helen Brown

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UBC's Designing for People research network is accelerating creativity at the nexus of social and technical problem-solving, by promoting interdisciplinary teamwork and methods, finding new paths to societal impact through partners and community, and creating sharable resources.

Cluster Members: Dr. Fatawu Abdulai, Dr. Kristen Haase, Dr. Lillian Hung, Dr. Manon Ranger

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