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Feast Bowl Meal Brings Together the UBC Community
By Maryel Sparks-Cardinal on December 13, 2012
Once a month a group of students, faculty and staff come together and harvest produce at the Institute for Aboriginal Health Garden at the UBC Farm, and then prepare a community meal together at the UBC longhouse.
Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia for UBC Reports on December 11, 2012
When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.
IHHS 408: Topics in Aboriginal Health – a Community Based Experience
By Thane Bonar on December 4, 2012
The UBC College of Health Disciplines and Division of Aboriginal People’s Health offers a practice-based Aboriginal health elective open to health science students…
32 Aboriginal UBC students receive scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
By Thane Bonar on December 3, 2012
Thirty-two UBC students are among the 167 Aboriginal students in B.C. who today were awarded scholarships by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society…
Largest Class of Aboriginal Doctoral Students Graduate from UBC Faculty of Education
By UBC Public Affairs on November 20, 2012
Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.
Berger Inquiry: A Hands-on History Exhibition at Allard Hall
By UBC Law on November 10, 2012
UBC Law is hosting a special exhibition in the Franklin Lew Forum from October 29 to November 13 that tells the story of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry.
New Chair of UBC’s First Nations Studies Talks Native Politics and Indigenous Fantasy Novels
By Faculty of Arts on November 7, 2012
Author and educator Daniel Heath Justice has joined UBC as both the new chair of its First Nations Studies Program, and as an associate professor in the Department of English…. ArtsWIRE spoke with Justice about his new role, his goals for the First Nations Studies Program, and about his success as a fantasy author.
First Nations House of Learning Cross-Cultural Understanding Series
By Thane Bonar on October 23, 2012
Building on last year’s Dialogue on the Indian Residential School System, a series of events will be held at the First Nations Longhouse to provide the University community a chance to learn more about this history, promote dialogue, and plan future initiatives.
Aboriginal Initiatives: Classroom Climate Series
By Amy Perreault and Sarah Ling on October 3, 2012
The development of academic and professional programming in the area of classroom climate is relatively new and unexplored. Aboriginal Initiatives programming at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) responded by creating an innovative professional development series called Aboriginal Initiatives: Classroom Climate.
New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees
By Thane Bonar on September 27, 2012
The University of British Columbia and Langara College have partnered to create a transfer program to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students working toward a university degree.