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Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2022

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2022

On Saturday, November 26th, at 11 a.m., the First Nations House of Learning will be hosting a graduation celebration at the First Nations Longhouse to honour participating Indigenous graduates from the Fall 2022 class. The event will see Indigenous students walking through the Longhouse’s ceremonial door into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, whereupon each will be acknowledged […]

Volunteers working at the Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden, UBC Farm. Photo: Olivia Szostek

UBC Farm’s Indigenous Garden selected for Canada’s Garden Hall of Fame

Gardens Canada has selected the Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden — xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden — at the UBC Farm to Canada’s Garden Hall of Fame, as part of the 2000-2022 class. The Indigenous Garden, led Dr. Eduardo Jovel, who is currently the interim director of the First Nations House of Learning until June 30, 2022, […]

An Indigenous artist is responsible for creating this powerful memorial on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, honouring the 215 children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. this May. Photo by Tina Taphouse via Twitter/@ttaphouse

FNHL statement on first anniversary of #215

The First Nations House of Learning remembers and acknowledges the first anniversary of the tragic news that 215 unmarked graves were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. We feel sorrow and sadness surrounding these children’s deaths and for those whose unmarked graves […]

Red dresses hang at the First Nations Longhouse in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This photograph was taken at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: An Epidemic Crossing the Medicine Line Conference , in 2019. Credit: Kevin Ward/UBC

FNHL Statement on Red Dress Day

Today, on National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, also known as Red Dress Day, the First Nations House of Learning stands in solidarity with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and relatives. As we honour their lives, and acknowledge the pain and sorrow felt by their […]

Verna Kirkness

Verna Kirkness: Recalling the birth of the Ts”kel Program

When I recently learned about UBC’s new Master of Education in Indigenous Education I was delighted, as it brought back fond memories from 38 years ago (1984) when First Nations students were provided their first opportunity to pursue a Master of Education with First Nations content. As it happened, NITEP graduate, Sharon Mack, who was […]

UBC Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2019

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2022

On Saturday, May 28th, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration event at the First Nations Longhouse to honour 60 participating Indigenous graduates from the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 classes, from a combined total of 260 Indigenous graduates at UBC Vancouver. The event saw Indigenous students walking through the Longhouse’s ceremonial […]

New resource curates Indigenous professional development opportunities

New resource curates Indigenous professional development opportunities

Introducing a new resource for UBC faculty and staff searching for Indigenous-focused professional development opportunities. The Indigenous Portal features a new page that gathers facilitated and self-directed learning opportunities to create a clear foundation for individuals at the university to begin walking along the path towards action. Launched in consultation with HR, CTLT, and the […]

Image: ʔəlqsən (hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word for ‘point of land’) art installation: yə́χʷəleʔ (eagle) panel with sce:ɬtən (salmon) and sθəqəy̓ (sockeye) | Artist: Brent Sparrow, Musqueam | Location: UBC Vancouver

New Master of Education in Indigenous Education launched

UBC Faculty of Education will be home to British Columbia’s first Master of Education in Indigenous Education, after receiving approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. To offer a new degree program, public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia must apply to the Ministry in accordance with the Degree Program Review Criteria and […]

Dr. Eduardo Jovel appointed interim Director of the First Nations House of Learning

Dr. Eduardo Jovel appointed interim Director of the First Nations House of Learning

The following message was originally issued by Prof. Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver. Dr. Eduardo Jovel has been appointed as the Interim Director of the First Nations House of Learning, effective December 1, 2021. He joins FNHL at this time while Dr. Margaret Moss, Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing, and Director, […]

Dr. Joely Viveiros

FNHL welcomes new associate director

The First Nations House of Learning is pleased to welcome Dr. Joely Viveiros as its new associate director. Dr. Viveiros is from the Gitxsan Nation with ties to the Xenaksiala people of the Haisla Nation. She is a graduate of UBC’s Audiology program and holds a doctoral degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University. Prior […]