Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

300 Aboriginal Youth to visit UBC for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Series

300 Aboriginal Youth to visit UBC for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Series

300 First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth will come to UBC to explore the campus on February 23rd. The visit is part of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Series….

First Nations Languages approved for UBC Admission Requirements

First Nations Languages approved for UBC Admission Requirements

UBC has approved 14 First Nations languages for UBC Vancouver admission requirements. Students applying to the Vancouver Campus from BC and Yukon high schools must meet specific grade 11 and 12 admission requirements and these language courses have been added to the lists of approved courses.

UBC Launches New Indigenous Community Planning Masters Program

UBC Launches New Indigenous Community Planning Masters Program

Providing indigenous communities greater knowledge, skills and capacity to plan their economic and community future will be the focus of a new masters program at the University of British Columbia…

Online Mentoring Program Helps Aboriginal Students Reach for Success

Online Mentoring Program Helps Aboriginal Students Reach for Success

Through Aboriginal eMentoring BC, which started in November, around 50 aboriginal students around the province are spending up to two hours a week with a mentor from a university health science program.

A Chance to Work with Canada’s Most Distinguished Aboriginal Filmmaker

A Chance to Work with Canada’s Most Distinguished Aboriginal Filmmaker

Students enrolled in FIPR 469A this spring will have the rare opportunity to work with Canada’s most distinguished Aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin….

FNHL Fusion Basketball Team Wins Nitobe Cup

FNHL Fusion Basketball Team Wins Nitobe Cup

Congratulations to the FNHL Fusion basketball team who took home the Nitobe Cup last weekend in the UBC Rec Tier 2 CoRec Basketball League.

A Powerful Musqueam Welcome to UBC

A Powerful Musqueam Welcome to UBC

On November 3rd, UBC opened the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the most sustainable building in North America. Kwes Kwestin (Jim Kew), Cultural Representative for the Musqueam Indian Band, spoke to attendees at the opening celebration on behalf of Musqueam. Read his full remarks.

Chief Bobby Joseph addresses the gathering. Photo by Thane Bonar

Aboriginal Leaders, UBC Scholars Gather for Dialogue on Indian Residential Schools

The First Nations House of Learning welcomed nearly 200 senior university administrators, national Aboriginal leaders, faculty members, and residential school survivors on November 1st for a dialogue on the history and legacy of the Indian residential schools and the role that contemporary educational institutions can play in addressing them.

Recent Graduate’s Film Accepted into International Film Festivals

Recent Graduate’s Film Accepted into International Film Festivals

Recent UBC Graduate Elle-Maija Tailfeathers’ film “Bloodland” is being screened at film festivals around the world, starting with the Vancouver International Film Festival this fall.

Cultural activities were just one component of the Jumpstart Program. Photo by Thane Bonar.

New Aboriginal Student Orientation Offered at UBC

From August 15- 31st 2011, nine new-to-UBC Aboriginal students took part in the Jump Start orientation program. Traditionally a program for international students, 2011 was the first year that an Aboriginal cohort was included alongside international students.