February 21, 2023
The UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit announced today that Faculty of Education’s Dr. Jasmin Ma and Dr. Michelle Stack are among the first cohort of Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KxM) Scholars.
The program aims to enhance the practice and science of KxM in UBC faculties and schools and, as KxM Scholars, the cohort will participate and lead community of practices, implement and evaluate KxM training activities, and provide peer mentorship in their respective faculties.
Dr. Jasmin Ma
Assistant Professor, UBC School of Kinesiology
Clinical investigator, Arthritis Research Canada
Investigator, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries
Dr. Jasmin Ma is an assistant professor of teaching in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, a clinician investigator with Arthritis Research Canada, and investigator with the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries. She teaches and provides training in the areas of exercise prescription, physical activity behavior change, and disability. Her research and educational leadership activities include three areas of focus: 1) implementing experiential learning opportunities in community-based exercise settings, 2) co-developing knowledge translation tools for clinicians to promote and prescribe physical activity for people with chronic disease and disability, and 3) advancing the methodology of physical activity counselling and tailoring, particularly for people with arthritis and spinal cord injury.
Dr. Michelle Stack
Academic director, UBC Learning Exchange
Associate professor, UBC Department of Educational Studies
Dr. Michelle Stack is the academic director of the Learning Exchange for the University of British Columbia and an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies. Her central research interest concerns how people, knowledge and institutions are categorized and the influence of these categorizations on our ability to grapple with inequity. Her current work focuses on cooperative colleges and universities as a way to provide opportunities for democratic decision-making, and food, job, and housing security for students, staff and faculty. Dr. Stack has received the Killam Award for Teaching for her innovative courses focusing on knowledge translation and equity, intergenerational and community engaged learning and commitment to advocating for students. She received the Inaugural Public Humanities Hub award in recognition of her work as a public scholar and her commitment to assisting students and colleagues in expanding scholarly conversations through media engagement.
To learn about all the 2023 Knowledge Exchange and Mobilization (KxM) Scholars, read the UBC Knowledge Exchange announcement.