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Research Advisory Committee

Convener

The UBC School of Social Work is the major training institution for social work professionals which offer programs at bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

Website: www.socialwork.ubc.ca

  

Members

AMSSA is a province-wide association that strengthens its 70+ member agencies, who serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates.

Website: www.amssa.org

Ben is responsible for surveys, evaluation and research related to the student experience at UBC. This includes (among other things) research and evaluation around community connection, belonging, and intercultural competency development of a very diverse student population.

Ben was previously Director, Program Management and Evaluation at WelcomeBC. As part of that position, he was responsible for research and evaluation related to settlement programming and the development of welcoming communities. One key initiative that Ben was responsible for was the Welcoming Communities Survey, which developed a driver model of the factors that support welcoming communities, immigrants’ sense of belonging, and community cohesion.

Website: www.ubc.ca

LISTN is a society of Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) providers in BC and the Yukon that facilitates the effective delivery of settlement (English) language services for adult newcomers.

Website: www.listn.info

ISSofBC is the largest agency of its kind in Western Canada, with targeted programs for refugees, women, children and youth, plus support services in over 45 languages. ISSofBC's programs and services include Career Services, Settlement Services and Language Courses and are offered throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.

Website: www2.issbc.org

Over the past two decades, Dan has been researching a variety of topics related to the integration of immigrants in Canadian cities. Much of this work has been done with a focus on Vancouver. He has also worked directly with the policy sector at the provincial and national levels, and worked extensively with NGOs delivering services to newcomer populations.

Website: www.geog.ubc.ca

ANHBC operates seven neighbourhood houses (Alexandra, Cedar Cottage, Frog Hollow, Gordon, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, South Vancouver) and the Sasamat Outdoor Centre.

Website: www.anhbc.org

Graduate work in Human Geography emphasizes a pluralistic exploration of the connections between theory and circumstance in the interpretation of past and present geographies. Major areas of specialization include cultural, historical/environmental, economic, social, and feminist geography. Other inquiries focus on political and policy questions. Work in all of these fields often intersects with a more general interest in urban geography, or has links with the department's programme in environmental geography. UBC graduate students pursue work, variously, on parts of North America, on East and Southeast Asia, on Russia, and on Eastern Europe.

Website: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/

United Way’s vision is a better community for all of us and they have a simple but profound belief: that what unites us is ultimately more powerful than what divides us.  Every person who lives here should have access to the same opportunities to build a better life for themselves.  United Way makes change by targeting root causes of complex social issues in our communities and focuses on: All that Kids can Be, Poverty to Possibility and Building Strong Communities. Dollars are invested where they can make the most difference creating long term social change.

Website: www.uwlm.ca

The Public Engagement team at the City of Vancouver advises and helps carry out consultation with members of the general public where the public are able to influence City processes or decisions. The Public Engagement group utilizes both in-person and online techniques to consult with the public on a variety of issues, from the annual budget and capital planning to social housing and development projects.

Website: www.vancouver.ca

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offers settlement and integration services to immigrants and their families to help them understand, navigate and access the social and economic systems of British Columbia.

Websites:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.: www.success.bc.ca

Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program

www.successbc.ca/eng/services/settlement-services/settlement-integration-program