Preparing the Meal in the Longhouse kitchen. Photo by Don Erhardt

Feast Bowl: Fostering and Celebrating Well-Being

Through a Healthy Workplace Initiative Program grant, a team from the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) and the Institute for Aboriginal Health (IAH) has begun hosting a monthly community Feast Bowl meal that celebrates Aboriginal traditions, healthy eating, locally grown food, and the community of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on the Vancouver […]

Dentistry student Cameron Garrett looks forward to seeing new and familiar faces. Photo by Martin Dee

UBC Dentistry team Serves Penelakut First Nation

Mention a small B.C. island during July and most people assume sun, sand and vacation. For Cameron Garrett, the memorable times on Penelakut Island will revolve around patients. From July 7-10, the UBC Dentistry student – along with 23 other volunteers – will be donating his time and skills to the people of the Penelakut First Nation.

A Passion for Health Care Policy

A Passion for Health Care Policy

Miranda Kelly doesn’t shy away from talking about her Aboriginal heritage—and modern day issues affecting the health of Aboriginal people…

UBC Nursing – Community Based Health

UBC Nursing – Community Based Health

Helen Brown and Gladys McPherson, Assistant Professors in the UBC School of Nursing, had two previous projects funded by the Vancouver Foundation, so they set their sights on developing a competitive proposal for a new community-based health action project…

Learning about Aboriginal Health, Straight from the Source

Learning about Aboriginal Health, Straight from the Source

Chief Wayne Christian of the Splats’in First Nation shows an old photograph of Aboriginal children to a group of UBC graduate students. It’s not a happy scene. The kids are standing in the back of a cattle truck, about to be carried off to one of the residential schools Canada once used to forcibly assimilate Aboriginal youths.

Cry Rock at UBC

Cry Rock at UBC

In February 2011, the University of British Columbia had the privilege to host a screening of Cry Rock, a short documentary written, directed, and produced by Banchi Hanuse, a UBC First Nation Studies Program alumna…

The volunteer team. Photo courtesy of Margaret Sieber

UBC Dentistry Team Serves Penelakut First Nation

This past July [2010], dental and dental hygiene students, alumni and faculty of UBC Dentistry, along with community dentists and other volunteers, donated their time and professional skills to the people of Penelakut First Nation. The community volunteer clinic took place over a weekend on Kuper Island, a small, 8.66-square-kilometre island located east of Chemainus, BC, a town on Vancouver Island.

Drs. Jo-ann Archibald and David Suzuki at the "Teaching Environmental Sustainability" gathering held on March 5, 2009. The Faculty of Education's Community of Inquiry for Teacher Education (CITE) and the Indigenous Education Institute of Canada sponsored this special guest lecture by Dr. Suzuki. Photo by William G. Lindsay.

Indigenous Education in the UBC Faculty of Education

Greetings from the Faculty of Education! I am pleased to present highlights from the 2008/09 academic year and to tell you about some of our plans for the 2009/10 academic year. Faculty We welcome two  new Indigenous faculty members: Drs. Mark Aquash and Tracy Friedel.  Dr. Mark Aquash is from Walpole Isladn First Nation in […]

Drs. Toma Timothy (left) and Benjamin Matthew (right), Aboriginal graduates from the Faculty of Medicine, at the spring 2009 First Nations Longhouse Graduation Celebration. Photo by Janis Franklin.

Faculty of Medicine Graduates Seven Aboriginal Physicians

This Fall 2009, I will be entering my ninth year as the Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal Programs Coordinator. This year has been another successful one for the faculty, as seven Aboriginal medical students graduated with their Doctor of Medicine degrees in May 2009. This is the most Aboriginal doctors the Faculty of Medicine has ever […]