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Research and outreach centres

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

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.

The Montalbano Centre for Responsible Leadership Development

Focused on the promotion of responsible leadership as a core value, a skillset, and as an emerging field of discipline.

Business Families Centre

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

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.

W. Maurice Young Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research Centre

Focuses on understanding innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems, including what makes both a local ecosystem and global research ecosystem flourish with high quality innovation activity by bringing together thought leaders, policymakers and rising talent to develop research capacity and resources.

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Centre for Transportation Studies

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

Phelps Centre for the Study of Government & 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.

Creative Destruction Lab Vancouver

Supports the growth high-tech ventures driven by university research to maximize their commercial impact and benefit to society.

Collaborative for Urban Resilience and Effectiveness Impact (CURE)

The Collaborative for Urban Resilience and Effectiveness (CURE) is conceptualized as a global collaborative to mobilize talent, knowledge and experience across disciplines, colleges/universities, community organizations, cities and corporates to drive inclusive urban prosperity, innovation and development.