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 Community Engagement, Social Change, Equity
SchoolThe University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies
LocationKelowna, BC, Canada
School TypeGraduate School
School SizeFull-time Graduate: 780
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*76% to 80%
Prerequisites NotesApplicants to the master’s program are expected to hold: the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from UBC, with a B+ (76%) average or better in their third- or fourth-year classes, or at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study with an A (80%) or better average.
National: $4,996
International: $8,777
DescriptionThis interdisciplinary degree is for students interested in community-engaged research, with a particular focus on social justice and social change. Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and related methodologies will form the foundation of the program. These approaches engage community stakeholders as part of a collaborative process, and recognize the unique strengths of all parties involved. It is a style of research that is carried out with communities rather than on communities, and has been continuing to receive growing attention in many fields, including human geography, anthropology, Indigenous studies, public health, community development, urban planning, education, social work, nursing, sociology, and others.

During the course of their research, students will examine the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of community engagement, while also gaining practical experience working with communities. In pursuing this diverse field of study, students will have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge, resources, and collaboration of four faculties and 10 departments. Graduates will be prepared for positions in teaching and research institutions, private-sector organizations, public-sector government and crown corporations, and not-for-profit, charitable and non-governmental organizations.
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