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A Year of Growth and Change in the F.N.S.P.

A Year of Growth and Change in the F.N.S.P.

The First Nations Studies Program (FNSP) has seen another successful year of growth, development, and positive change. We are happy to announce the addition of a fourth scholar to our core faculty. Sheryl Lightfoot is Keweenaw Bay Anishinaabe and will be joining us from the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Sheryl […]

Assoc. Prof Cynthia Nicol explains how cultural values are at the heart of math - photo by Martin Dee

New Faculty, Initiatives, and Events

Submitted by Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education Greetings from the Faculty of Education! I am pleased to present highlights from the 2008/09 academic year and to tell you about some of our plans for the 2009/10 academic year. Faculty We welcome two new Indigenous faculty members: Drs. Mark Aquash […]

2009 CEDAR Summer Camp participants enjoy camp activities at the First Nations Longhouse.  Photo submitted by the CEDAR Program.

The CEDAR Summer Camp Program

Submitted by Mette Bach The CEDAR Summer Camp is an initiative that involves at least fifty volunteers from various departments at UBC. The program welcomes forty Aboriginal youth from the Lower Mainland each year to take part in fun experiments, workshops, and hands-on learning. CEDAR, which stands for Cross-cultural Education through Demonstration, Activity and Recreation, […]

TD Bank Financial Group Donates $1M

TD Bank Financial Group Donates $1M

Media Release, June 22, 2009 The University of British Columbia received a $1 million donation from TD Bank Financial Group today to create an endowment that will provide a lasting legacy in business education for Aboriginal students. The gift will improve access and support for Aboriginal learners pursuing a business education.  Today’s donation is the […]