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Humanities 101 Programme participants for 2008-2009.  Photo submitted by Dr. Margo Leigh Butler.

Making a Difference on the Downtown Eastside

The Humanities 101 Community Programme (Hum101) offers free non-credit university-level courses at UBC for people living on the Downtown Eastside (DTES) and nearby areas who are passionate about learning and knowledge, and who are living on very low incomes. Students receive bus tickets to get to and from UBC for each class, vouchers for meals […]

Connecting Traditional Knowledge and Fisheries Science

Connecting Traditional Knowledge and Fisheries Science

The First Nations House of Learning welcomes Dr. David Close from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. He will serve as the Distinguished Science Professor of Aboriginal Fisheries in Fisheries and Zoology.

Native Youth Programs

Native Youth Programs

When the Museum of Anthropologyʼs Native Youth Program (NYP) was introduced in 1979, it was the first such initiative to offer Native youth the opportunity to research…

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Aboriginal Graduation Celebration

One of the First Nations House of Learning’s great honours is to celebrate the achievement of the University of British Columbia’s Aboriginal graduates, together with their families and supporters from throughout British Columbia and beyond.

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 […]

Centre for Student Involvement and Peer Programs

Centre for Student Involvement and Peer Programs

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A Plan to Expand UBC’s Pharmaceutical Services

A Plan to Expand UBC’s Pharmaceutical Services

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Judith Soon and fellow researchers in UBC’s Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) group have a plan to change this by establishing a patient-centred pharmacy clinic.

Distributed Program Puts Doctors in Small Towns

Distributed Program Puts Doctors in Small Towns

In Grade One, six-year-old Jennifer Douse, decided that she wanted to be a doctor when she grew up. A Metis from Fort Nelson, Douse is today among the first medical students to graduate from UBC’s distributed medical undergraduate program.

Working for the Future of Aboriginal Children: Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

Working for the Future of Aboriginal Children: Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

Greetings! I am Michele A. Sam, member of the Ktunaxa Nation and the mother of two children. I am the eldest of eight children, all of whom experienced the 60’s scoop. As a result of the many social, cultural, professional, and personal roles I live, I am deeply aware that the well being of children […]

Education and Law Among Oldest UBC Aboriginal Programs

Education and Law Among Oldest UBC Aboriginal Programs

Magnolia Unka and Sita-Rani MacMillan want to improve the lives of Aboriginal people in Canada: they’re just going about it in different ways. One plans to use the court room, the other, the classroom.