Community partnerships

A rain garden is installed as part of research project lead by Dr. Caterina Valeo at the University of Victoria. Dr. Valeo is researching solutions to water resources and environmental engineering problems that include looking at ways to incorporate rain gardens in our communities. Pictured: Kear Porttris, Usman Khan, students at the University of Victoria and Dr. Angus Chu, Professor at the University of Calgary.

Collaborative discovery for vibrant communities

Whether you’re a community organization with a question about a social issue, a researcher looking to partner with community, or a student looking for a community-engaged research learning opportunity, RPKM’s Community Partnerships is here to help.

Our purpose

Our goal is to facilitate partnerships that provide lasting benefit to local communities and to the University of Victoria.

What we believe

We believe that by working together, communities and universities can make a positive difference in the quality of education and research and in the social innovation and policies that shape society.

What we do

As a first point of contact for faculty, students and community members, we can help you navigate community-university research partnerships. We will help identify potential partners for your project and work with you to support your research or knowledge mobilization initiative.

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