UBC Human Resources
By UBC Human Resources on August 19, 2011
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 […]
By Lorraine Chan on July 10, 2011
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.
By UBC Nursing on June 2, 2011
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…
By UBC Medicine on March 22, 2011
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.
By Jordan Wilson and Matthew Norris on March 16, 2011
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…
By UBC Dentistry on January 1, 2011
This past July , 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.
By Jo-ann Archibald, Q'um Q'um Xiiem, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education on February 26, 2010
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 […]
By James Andrew on September 28, 2009
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 […]