The Honourable Steven Point

First Nations advocate and eco-activist among honorary degree recipients

The University of British Columbia will honour advocates who have fought for human rights and the environment at this year’s spring graduation ceremonies.

Judge Alfred Scow at the rededication of the Victory Through Honour Pole in October 2004.

UBC Lowers BC Flag in Remembrance of Alfred John Scow

The BC Flag (Main Mall and Agronomy Road) has been lowered today, Wednesday, March 6, in remembrance of Alfred John Scow, C.M., O.B.C.

Remembering Elder Alfred Scow

Remembering Elder Alfred Scow

Each of us at the First Nations House of Learning was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our elder, the Honourable Alfred J. Scow. Alfred has made a lasting contribution to the University and Canada. He is an inspiration to all of us.

#IdleNoMore in Historical Context

#IdleNoMore in Historical Context

Dr. Glen Coulthard, a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the UBC First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science, has written a short analysis of the historical context that led to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) in an effort to get a better understanding of the transformative political possibilities in the present moment.

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. Photo by Don Erhardt.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.

IHHS 408: Topics in Aboriginal Health – a Community Based Experience

IHHS 408: Topics in Aboriginal Health – a Community Based Experience

The UBC College of Health Disciplines and Division of Aboriginal People’s Health offers a practice-based Aboriginal health elective open to health science students…

Francine Cunningham, who is working on her MFA in creative writing, was one of 32 award recipients from UBC.

32 Aboriginal UBC students receive scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

Thirty-two UBC students are among the 167 Aboriginal students in B.C. who today were awarded scholarships by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society…

Dr Jo-ann Archibald at the launch of the Faculty of Education's Year of Indigenous Education

Largest Class of Aboriginal Doctoral Students Graduate from UBC Faculty of Education

Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.

The Inquiry exhibition is on display from October 29 to November 13. It tells the story of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry.

Berger Inquiry: A Hands-on History Exhibition at Allard Hall

UBC Law is hosting a special exhibition in the Franklin Lew Forum from October 29 to November 13 that tells the story of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry.

Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, Chair of the First Nations Studies Program

New Chair of UBC’s First Nations Studies Talks Native Politics and Indigenous Fantasy Novels

Author and educator Daniel Heath Justice has joined UBC as both the new chair of its First Nations Studies Program, and as an associate professor in the Department of English…. ArtsWIRE spoke with Justice about his new role, his goals for the First Nations Studies Program, and about his success as a fantasy author.