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Ryan Tomm
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UBC Psychology graduate making science cool with Aboriginal teens

May 14, 2015 – Growing up, Ryan Tomm didn’t know he would be a scientist one day. It was a series of decisions that led him on his eventual path to study and do research at UBC. His research explores the effects of aging on decision-making, executive functions and cognitive flexibility. Understanding the brain “I […]

Indigenous languages professor receives Dean of Arts Award

Indigenous languages professor receives Dean of Arts Award

April 27, 2015 – UBC Anthropology professor Patricia Shaw, the founder of what is now the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program (FNEL), is the Dean of Arts Award recipient for 2014-15. Dr. Shaw has been with the university for over 35 years. A celebrated phonologist, Dr. Shaw founded the award-winning First Nations Languages Program […]

Redeeming CEP Personal Credits for Education at UBC

Redeeming CEP Personal Credits for Education at UBC

Update: April 21, 2015 – The deadline for submitting CEP Personal Education Credit Redemption forms to UBC is quickly approaching. Please ensure all redemption forms are submitted to Heather Mitchell in Enrolment Services no later than May 31, 2015. Personal education credits can cover UBC courses that end by August 31, 2015. Newly Admitted Students […]

Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove, from the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia, spent 10 days at the UBC Journalism school this past February.

UBC journalism students learn about indigenous issues in Australia

April 16, 2015 – Students at the j-school learned first-hand what it’s like to work with indigenous peoples from around the world. Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove, from the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia, spent 10 days at the school this past February as one of this year’s Canwest Visiting Professors. Lovegrove is a radio producer for […]

Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse

Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse

News Release | April 10, 2015 | Children of residential school survivors and victims of childhood sexual abuse are at increased risk of sexual assault VANCOUVER – A new study by The Cedar Project is the first in Canada to show that survivors of sexual abuse and children of residential school survivors are at disproportionately […]

NITEP receives 2014/15 Alfred Scow Award

NITEP receives 2014/15 Alfred Scow Award

March 23, 2015 – Last week, NITEP (Indigenous Teachers Education Program) was awarded the Alfred Scow Award by the Office of the Vice-President, Students. The Alfred Scow Award is part of the Student Development Awards, and is granted to an undergraduate program or department that has significantly contributed to student development. Information on the Alfred […]

John Ralston Saul talk raises funds for FNHL bursary

John Ralston Saul talk raises funds for FNHL bursary

February 2, 2015 – The First Nations House of Learning’s student bursary recently received a generous donation resulting from John Ralston Saul’s appearance at the UBC Longhouse on November 6, 2014. Saul was speaking about his latest book, The Comeback. The author and the organizers of his appearance, the Laurier Institution and UBC Continuing Studies, […]