About Us

UBC's Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation created the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit in November 2018 to accelerate and increase societal research impact. The unit is part of Innovation UBC along with the University-Industry Liaison Officeentrepreneurship@UBC and Innovation Partnerships.

The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit is UBC’s hub for contributing to public dialogue, policy, practice and arts and culture through the sharing of knowledge with communities, government agencies, non-profit organizations in BC, Canada and around the world.

Across the university, we foster a supportive culture of Kx and build capacity through training, resources and tailored support to help researchers engage in meaningful collaborations, communicate research effectively and demonstrate and celebrate the impacts of their work with and within communities. 

Our Team


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Contact Us 

The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit
Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Walter C. Koerner Library | Suite 580, 1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z2

Tel: 604-827-1009
Twitter: @UBCKx
LinkedIn: UBC Knowledge Exchange


We are located across UBC Point Grey and Robson Square Campus. Learn more about our locations

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey and Robson Square campuses are situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.

About us

The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit builds capacity among researchers, students and staff across disciplines to develop and share impactful knowledge through connections and exchange with communities, government, not-for-profit organizations and the general public.

We are a part of Innovation UBC in the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) portfolio

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