Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2023

Participating graduates at UBC’s Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2023.
Photo supplied by the First Nations House of Learning.

On Saturday, June 3rd, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration at the First Nations Longhouse to honour participating Indigenous graduates from the Spring Class of 2023.

Longhouse Ceremonial Door

The event saw Indigenous students walking through the Longhouse’s ceremonial door into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, whereupon each was acknowledged by a gathering of families and supporters as having transformed from student to graduate.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Garry Merkel (Doctor of Science), Tahltan Nation, and UBC Honorary Degree recipient, 2021.

Afterward, each graduate was recognized for completing their academic program and given the opportunity to thank their supporters.

Related: Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2022

Like previous events, the celebration was streamed live for the benefit of family, friends and supporters who were unable to attend. The event recording is posted below for viewing.

Video Recording

Event Program

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