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New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees

New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees

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.

Photo by Deyan Denchev.

Common Threads: Understanding Indigenous Realities in the Philippines & Guatemala

On September 14, 2012 over 50 students, faculty members and artists from Vancouver gathered at the First Nations Longhouse for “Common Threads”, a conference to celebrate the solidarities between the indigenous peoples of the Philippines and Guatemala.

Aboriginal Jumpstart participants take part in a drum making workshop at the First Nations Longhouse.

Jumpstarting Success

The first year of university can be tough, but a different culture or language can make it even tougher. That’s why nearly 1,300 new international and Aboriginal students will arrive at UBC early to get a jump start on academic success.

Professors Gordon Christie (left) and Darlene Johnston (right) will be teaching the new Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada course this fall.

No Longer Optional: Law curriculum requires Aboriginal Rights and Treaties

Aboriginal legal education goes mainstream this fall when, for the first time, all UBC law students will take the Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada as a first year course. UBC is one of the first Canadian law schools to make this a requirement for graduation.