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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.

Assoc. Prof Cynthia Nicol explains how cultural values are at the heart of math - photo by Martin Dee

Math Teaching and First Nations Culture

In Haida Gwaii, off British Columbia’s remote northwest coast, teachers are exploring connections between oral stories and mathematical problem solving.

First Nations Entrepreneurs

First Nations Entrepreneurs

For aspiring entrepreneur Vivian Bomberry, the irony of the term cohort — used in education circles to define a group of students in the same class year — wasn’t lost when she began her studies in the Ch’nook Advanced Management Program at UBC last November.

Nursing Grad Brings First Nations Sensitivity to Her Role

Nursing Grad Brings First Nations Sensitivity to Her Role

Grandma Rose was thrilled when granddaughter Viola chose to pursue a nursing degree after her first year of university.