Office of Community Based Research

Office of Community Based Research
Year of foundation: 
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Office of Community Based Research
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
University of Victoria


Institutional postal address: 
BOX 3030 CSL Victoria BL Canada Zip: 48W 3N6
North America
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Mission / Vision

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.

Main activities

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
  • Seminars, colloquia, talks, workshops and courses


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government