Community partnerships

School children participate in the final planting of a new rainwater system and rain garden at the Oak and Orca Bioregional School. This project was made possible thanks to a partnership between UVic and the community to help teach students about the importance of rainwater management.

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.

Read through our resources, collaboration opportunities and services and then be sure to get in touch with your ideas and questions.

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