By Margot Leigh Butler on January 6, 2010
By Dr. Margot Leigh Butler, Academic Director “To me, writing has become a way of coping with life. Ten years ago I was living in the streets of the Downtown Eastside, a chronic alcoholic, a drug addict. I started to attend a life skills class at the Pride Centre. There I analyzed why I was […]
By Dr. Margot Leigh Butler, Academic Director on January 6, 2010
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 […]
By Karrmen Crey on December 4, 2009
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.
By FNHL on October 27, 2009
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.
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 […]
By Kasondra White on June 5, 2008
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.
By Kasondra White on May 1, 2008
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.
By Kasondra White on March 1, 2008
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 […]