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UBC Langara Signing: Dr. Trotter and Dr. Piper

UBC-Langara partnership breaks down education barriers for Aboriginal students

MEDIA RELEASE September 25, 2015 – The University of British Columbia and Langara College announced today a formal partnership to fully establish a university transfer program for Aboriginal students. The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program began three years ago as a pilot project, but will now become a lasting agreement. It helps First Nations, Metis and Inuit students […]

Nicole and Chris Cardinal at their college graduation

Aboriginal husband and wife duo take on academia together

September 25, 2015 – Newlyweds Nicole and Chris Cardinal are used to doing things together. They graduated from high school together, and then from college. Now, they’re attending university together, both majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. The couple transferred from Langara to UBC last year. They’re among […]

Chris Cardinal

A Quick Study with Chris Cardinal

September 24, 2015 – On intellectual awareness, positive change, being a husband, a father, and a Cree First Nations male, and picking up a guitar. Meet Chris Cardinal, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts. >> Quick Study: Chris Cardinal Quick Study is an ongoing series aimed at getting to know what motivates and […]

Students studying in the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education initiative program

$1M fund to open doors for Aboriginal women studying business

September 22, 2015 – A $1-million gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz will fund a new awards program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business benefiting Aboriginal women pursuing business studies. The Spitz Fellows Program was created in collaboration with the philanthropic Toronto-based family and accepted its first student this month. “Our hope […]

New textbook explores indigenous perspectives on health

New textbook explores indigenous perspectives on health

September 18, 2015 – A new textbook, co-edited by an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, explores the health of Canada’s indigenous peoples, going beyond established social health determinants, such as income and education, to tackle colonization and colonialism, environment, geography and culture. Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social, published […]