Working Groups

The Social Exposome Cluster has three working groups that bring together faculty members, trainees and staff.

Each working group include members who have the relevant knowledge and skills in a particular area of strategic importance to the cluster as well as members who are interested in training and learning more about a particular area. The role of the working groups is to provide ideas, advice, expertise, and support to help the cluster achieve its mission and deliverables.

New members are welcome to the working groups. Address questions and RSVPs to Kim Schmidt at

Working Groups

Research Working Group

The Social Exposome Cluster delivers innovative research findings through interdisciplinary data creation, integration and sharing. We employ innovation in all aspects of our work through the formulation of new methodologies and paradigms, and by fostering Inter-institutional & inter-sectoral collaboration. We consistently work to ensure the relevance of our work through community driven and evidence-based research.

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Knowledge Translation, Dissemination & Engagement Working Group

The Social Exposome Research Cluster is a leader in advancing knowledge across multiple groups in the community, by enabling a deep understanding and appreciation of the lasting influence of traditional & non-traditional social determinants of health. We achieve this by disseminating knowledge through diverse channels and strategies in order to create sustainable public impact and, subsequently, impactful policy changes.

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Training Working Group

The Social Exposome Research Cluster creates a high-quality environment for trainees, that fosters strong trainee leadership and enables their diverse career aspirations. We bring together a diverse group of trainees and mentors to facilitate cross-disciplinary training. We support career development and successful networking between prospective, current and past trainees.

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First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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