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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.

A thicket of kale surrounds researcher Eduardo Jovel and PhD student Alannah Young Leon at UBC Farm. Photo by Martin Dee

Growing social sustainability at UBC Farm

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm hosts a number of indigenous food security initiatives that are seeding social sustainability through the elements of water, earth and community.