MISSION, VISION & VALUES

OUR MISSION

We work as interdisciplinary researchers to detect, prevent, and treat mobility challenges at every age to enhance function through knowledge and innovation focused on excellence in research.

OUR VISION

To be a recognized national leader in bone and joint health, mobility, and aging research and implementation.

OUR VALUES

Excellence, Innovation, Impact, Leadership, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Integrity, which are underlined by a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

CHHM aims to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of both young and old in the short-term and to reduce the serious impact of debilitating and costly mobility-related health problems facing our society in the longer term. Ultimately, we seek to provide Canadians with the joy, freedom and independence that comes with mobility, at every age.

CHHM is an interdisciplinary research, education and training facility that provides members with an environment and culture in which to design and deliver solutions that address some of the country’s most challenging health problems. By aligning traditionally disparate areas of research, new approaches, strategies and techniques emerge and are implemented to promote active aging (at every age) and offset the burden of bone and joint health problems.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

CHHM values are built upon the commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which informs our Centre’s working and learning environment. We build a shared sense of ownership around inclusion and equity in our staff and researchers, which is held as an example to our trainees. Our trainees, research staff, and PI’s represent many different backgrounds, diverse experiences and perspectives that contribute to more robust and inclusive research.

We are committed to training a diverse group of highly qualified personnel in research excellence, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation within a respectful environment where creativity can flourish.

Further information on UBC's Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI), which provides leadership across the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of professionalism, learner mistreatment, equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination can be found at redi.med.ubc.ca

86% of our trainees are women and 38% of our senior researchers are women