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Program benefits Indigenous women experiencing violence

Program benefits Indigenous women experiencing violence

December 15, 2016 – Indigenous women face rates of violence at least four times higher than other women in Canada. UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues recently evaluated an intervention to determine what works best to improve the health of Indigenous women who experience violence, including partner violence. In this Q&A, she talks […]

Haida canoe installed at UBC

Haida canoe installed at UBC

November 24, 2016 – The Haida Looplex X canoe was recently installed in the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Forest Sciences Centre atrium. The installation was formally announced during a ceremony for the event. The canoe is one of four fibreglass replicas of the famous “Lootas” (or “wave-eater”), a traditional Haida canoe, carved by the late […]

Barj Dhahan, UBC alumnus (BA 1983)

UBC alumnus creates new entrance award for Aboriginal students

October 26, 2016 – “I think education is foundational for building a community, city, or nation,” says Barj Dhahan, UBC alumnus (BA 1983) and CEO of the Sandhurst Group, above. “Education leads to equality. It leads to opportunities for all.” Barj, who describes himself as “interested in a bit of everything,” comes from a family […]

Artist David Robinson at the UBC Farm pole raising ceremony. 
Photo: Rafferty Baker/CBC News

UBC Farm’s Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens gets Musqueam name

October 25, 2016 – Earlier this month at a traditional ceremony, UBC Farm’s Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens received a Musqueam name, a pole by an Algonquin artist, and had a small boulder recognized as its place marker. The gardens, like the campus itself, is situated on the traditional territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam […]

Aboriginal High School Students Experience UBC Forestry

Aboriginal High School Students Experience UBC Forestry

October 24, 2016 – The Verna J Kirkness Education Program was founded in 2009, and was designed to increase the number of Aboriginal students in science programs. This past spring saw the first year of this program at UBC, with eight grade 11 students spending one week at the Faculty of Forestry working on science […]

Rendering of IRSC. Credit: Formline A+U.

UBC to build Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

September 13, 2016 – The University of British Columbia formally announced yesterday the construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC). This $5.5-million building in the heart of campus will recognize the history and experiences of residential school survivors, and memorialize the thousands of Indigenous children who died while in attendance. VIDEO: […]

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The importance of Indigenous curriculum

August 24, 2016 – When Gord Downie recently told non-Indigenous Canadians that “we were trained our entire lives to ignore” northern Indigenous issues, indeed the peoples themselves, he wasn’t wrong. In its summary report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada addressed this intentional ignorance about the country’s use of residential schools to “indoctrinate [Indigenous] children into a […]

Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

Decked in full academic regalia, Dustin King crossed the stage of UBC’s Chan Centre to accept his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as the Governor General’s Gold Medal for most outstanding academic record among UBC’s more than 300 doctoral recipients in all disciplines.

UBC Aboriginal Grads at the 2016 FNHL Graduation Celebration

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

June 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 28th, at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, 40 Aboriginal grads out of over 170 overall celebrated with family, friends and supporters the successful completion of their programs. Below is a video record of the event, taken from the live webcast that day. This year’s celebration included a keynote […]

Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec

New Dakelh doctors look northward

May 31, 2016 – Childhood friends Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec are among eight Aboriginal MDs graduating from the Faculty of Medicine this year. From childhood to high school to medical school, Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec have shared geographic, cultural and academic bonds along the way. Now graduating from the Northern Medical Program (NMP), […]