Building Collaborative Cultures through Interdisciplinary Research: Examples from the University of British Columbia, Canada

By Patricia L. Keen and Raphaël Fugère.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Using examples of interdisciplinary teams at the University of British Columbia, we discuss successes and challenges faced by academic institutions in conducting research and teaching extending beyond formal departmental boundaries.

Keywords: Interdisciplinarity, Research, Academic Institutions, Collaborative Cultures

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.41-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.910MB).

Patricia L. Keen

Patricia is completing final stages of PhD study in the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. She holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry and Master of Arts in the interdisciplinary program of Resource Management and Environmental Studies. She has developed particular interest in complex systems and the ways of integrating scientific knowledge into all scales of decision-making in a climate of rapid social and technological change.

Mr Raphaël Fugère

Raphaël completed an undergraduate degree in Biology in a problem-based-learning program at the University of Quebec in Montreal. During this time, he became interested in cross-discipline work and has developed a keen interest in the application of a complex systems approach to solving scientific, management and engineering problems in a holistic manner. He is currently completing a masters degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

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