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Jessie Ramsay
Allard School of Law Graduate

Jessie Ramsay: ‘I always knew I was going to be a lawyer’

July 28, 2015 – Recently called to the bar, Jessie Ramsay is looking forward to developing her legal career in Chilliwack, where she grew up and spent most of her childhood. After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in First Nations studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Ramsay went straight […]

Aboriginal Engagement at UBC

Aboriginal Engagement at UBC

June 19, 2015 To: All UBC Faculty and Staff As we approach National Aboriginal Day this weekend, and the start of our Centennial year this fall, we wish to draw your attention to some Aboriginal engagement initiatives at UBC. Earlier this month, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its Final Report that […]

Michael Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Law

Indigenous Legal Studies and Community Legal Clinic Celebrate Anniversaries

June 5, 2015 – Sowing a seed, and nurturing something special—Professor Emeritus Michael Jackson, QC, used this imagery to capture the foundation of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at the Peter A. Allard School of Law 45 years ago. On Thursday May 14th, the Allard School of Law celebrated 35 years of the ILSP […]

Ellie Parton

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015. Inspirational address At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, […]

Dr. Nadine Caron, Co-director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Assistant Professor, UBC Northern Medical program

Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of Aboriginal health providers

News Release (June 1, 2015) – The University of British Columbia has received two $1-million donations to grow the number of Aboriginal doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals. The pair of gifts – one from Chancellor Lindsay Gordon and his wife Elizabeth, and the other from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North – […]

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

May 29, 2015 – The work of the Sauder School of Business to contribute to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities through business education will be reinforced by substantial new funding. With a gift of $250,000 from the Aquilini family, a leading Canadian business family based in Vancouver, Sauder will create the Aquilini Family Aboriginal Awards Program, […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

May 28, 2015 – On Saturday, May 23rd, more than fifty of more than 200 Aboriginal grads gathered in the First Nations Longhouse on the Vancouver campus for the Aboriginal Grad ceremony. The event was streamed live to more than a hundred viewers unable to attend in person. You can now watch the record of […]

Aboriginal graduates gather at the UBC First Nations Longhouse for the First Nations House of Learning Graduation Celebration
Photo Credit: Don Erhardt

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

May 28, 2015 – Last Saturday, the First Nations House of Learning hosted the largest Aboriginal student graduation celebration in the history of the UBC First Nations Longhouse, which opened in 1993. Fifty-one graduates participated, including honorary NITEP graduate, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant. This represented a quarter of the more than 200 Aboriginal students who […]

Creating a New Way Forward: Release of TRC Findings & Recommendations

Creating a New Way Forward: Release of TRC Findings & Recommendations

May 25, 2015 – The Vancouver Coordinating Committee for TRC Closing Events is inviting interested members of the public to register for the upcoming event, “Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations”. This event is taking place on Tuesday, June 2nd from 8:00–11:00 AM PST. Location: SFU Woodwards – Djavad […]

Lee-Anna Huisman
Photo credit: Eryn Rizzoli

UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule

May 15, 2015 – Long before the training wheels on her first bicycle were removed, Lee-Anna Huisman had her sights set on the road ahead. “I wanted to be a doctor from a really young age,” recalls Huisman, who grew up in Terrace, B.C. “My parents tell me that as early as kindergarten, I used […]