The UBC Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization Scholar Program

The UBC Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KxM) Scholars program is an initiative launched in 2023 by the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit, aiming to enhance the capacity within UBC faculties and schools to support the practice and science of KxM. Currently being piloted at UBC Vancouver, the program is implemented in the School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and the Faculty of Education.

The KxM Scholar positions are available to faculty members within the research and educational leadership professoriate streams who are interested in and committed to building a culture of KxM within their respective Faculty or School through providing KxM training, supports and mentorship. 

We are excited to announce the first cohort of KxM Scholars:

  • Sandra Lauck (UBC School of Nursing)
  • Barbara Lee (UBC School of Social Work)
  • Jasmin Ma (UBC Faculty of Education and UBC School of Kinesiology)
  • Michelle Stack (UBC Faculty of Education and UBC Learning Exchange)
Composite image of Drs. Lauck, Lee, Ma and Stack
Meet our 2023 KxM Scholars 

KxM Scholar Program Objectives: 

The KxM Scholars will aim to increase the capability of researchers to use evidence and scholarship to foster public conversation and inform practice and policy. Their objective is to promote the importance and support a shared understanding of KxM across academic fields. KxM Scholars also advocate for structural changes within the university to create an environment that values and supports knowledge exchange and mobilization as an integral part of the research process.

Ultimately, the collective efforts of KxM Scholars contribute to creating momentum and academic capacity at UBC, positioning it as a leading institution in the field of knowledge exchange and mobilization. By fostering a culture that values and prioritizes meaningfully engaged and effective knowledge exchange and mobilization, these scholars aim to accelerate UBC as a powerhouse for generating impactful research and facilitating its application for the benefit of society.

KxM Scholars will: 

  • Develop KxM capacity among faculty, staff and students
  • Model collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to research methods
  • Build a common language for KxM across disciplines
  • Advocate for structural change in the university
  • Work to establish KxM as a central ethical practice at UBC, thereby enhancing the university's capacity to collaborate with communities (local to global) in accelerating the responsible exchange and application of knowledge




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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