Research Centres

UBC Sauder's specialized research centres work with leading international companies to apply creative management thinking to impact practice and provide relevant education. Browse the centres below:


Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing

Aims to build intellectual and human capacity by linking knowledge with action to further the field of sustainability and social innovation.

Peter P Dhillon Centre

Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics

Takes a comprehensive approach to the study, teaching and promotion of business ethics to advance best practice, build on research in the field and inspire the next generation of leaders.


Centre for Operations Excellence

Dedicated to providing value to business and academia through projects with industry and research on applied OR methods.


Business Families

Offers programs and resources related to the issues faced by entrepreneurial families, including governance, relationships, advisors and succession.

Gender and Diversity in Leadership Initiative

Gender and Diversity in Leadership Initiative

Promotes equity and diversity in leadership and seeks to influence global perceptions and business practice through research, education and public engagement.

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W. Maurice Young Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research Centre

Promotes the generation and dissemination of knowledge and experience concerning the process of innovation and entrepreneurial value creation.

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Centre for Urban Economics & Real Estate

Supports research and education in real estate and urban economics at UBC. Research covers theoretical issues and applied problems and is shared through academic seminars and publications.


Centre for Operations Research & Analytics in Health

Brings a rigorous, research-driven approach to solving important and challenging problems in the health care industry.


Centre for Transportation Studies

Fosters research and publication on transportation, logistics and closely allied fields, with a primary emphasis on economics, management and policy


KPMG Research Bureau in Financial Reporting

Bridges theoretical and empirical economic analyses of external and internal financial reporting, auditing and taxation, and acts as an academic hub for research in the area of financial


Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business

Supports theoretical and applied research into the role of governments in the Canadian economy and into the relationship between government and business in Canada.


Phillips, Hager & North Centre for Financial Research

Coordinates the UBC Sauder School of Business Finance Division's research and educational activities.