On Saturday, May 29, 2021, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a virtual graduation celebration to honour and recognize the educational achievements of participating Indigenous graduates from the UBC Vancouver campus. This virtual event was offered in place of the usual in-person celebration at the First Nations Longhouse, which will resume once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
Similar to past events, the celebration was streamed live to allow for participating graduates to celebrate this special occasion with family, friends and supporters. See below for a video recording of the event.
This year, the First Nation House of Learning was pleased to have celebrated Cree-Métis actress, Tantoo Cardinal, CM, give the keynote address. Last year, UBC Vancouver awarded her an honorary degree in recognition of “her artistic achievements and for her contributions to the growth and development of Indigenous performing arts in Canada.”
To learn more about Tantoo Cardinal and other UBCV Indigenous honorary degree recipients, please visit The Honour of One is the Honour of All page.