The Office of Community-Based Research at UVic (OCBR-UVic) is a community–university partnership which supports community engagement and research to create vibrant, sustainable and inclusive communities. It officially opened in January 2007 and is supported through the UVic Office of the Vice-President of Research. The OCBR is guided by a Steering Committee and External Advisory Committee.
Acting as agents and brokers for community engagement and CBR partnerships is our major role.
The OCBR-UVic exists to facilitate collaborative community-university research and partnerships that enhance the quality of life and the economic, environmental and social well-being of communities. OCBR-UVic will create and support:
New opportunities for collaborative research initiatives and projects on issues that arise from and matter to our communities
Multi-sectoral partnerships between civil society, non-profit community organizations, First Nations, funding agencies, government, business and the university
Strong evidence-based recommendations for public policies, programs and practices to meet community needs
Innovative national and global networks to support community-based research and community-university engagement