Community-Based Research

Online book celebrating UBC Indigenous honorary degree recipients released

Online book celebrating UBC Indigenous honorary degree recipients released

In honour of this year’s National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st and in anticipation of the upcoming virtual Indigenous graduation celebration on June 27th, the First Nations House of Learning is pleased to release The Honour of One is the Honour of All, a virtual sourcebook produced in tribute to the Indigenous individuals who […]

Boil-water advisories lifted for B.C. First Nations with treatment system designed by UBC engineers

Boil-water advisories lifted for B.C. First Nations with treatment system designed by UBC engineers

Feb 21, 2018 – For the first time in decades, two remote First Nations communities in Lytton, B.C. have access to safe drinking water – thanks to a point-of-entry treatment system designed by University of British Columbia engineers in collaboration with the communities, industry and government. The setup delivers a minimum of 400 litres a […]

UBC President Santa Ono and Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer of the FNHA, announce a new chair to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people. Credit: Lindsey Donovan Photography.

UBC and First Nations Health Authority develop new chair position

March 17, 2017 – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people. The chair will focus on the impact of cancer on the health and wellness journey of First Nations and their […]

Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse

Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse

News Release | April 10, 2015 | Children of residential school survivors and victims of childhood sexual abuse are at increased risk of sexual assault VANCOUVER – A new study by The Cedar Project is the first in Canada to show that survivors of sexual abuse and children of residential school survivors are at disproportionately […]

Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling. Photograph by Martin Dee.

A Missing Link in Vancouver’s History

Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling with the help of the Community Learning Initiative

Dr. Bruce Miller

UBC Anthropologists Help Return Iconic Rock Art to B.C. First Nation

A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home. Adorned with carvings which may predate the arrival of Europeans in B.C., the rock art, or petroglyph, was a mainstay in Stanley Park’s collection of Northwest Coast artifacts, and more recently, resided at the Museum of Vancouver…

Elder Larry Grant Featured by UBC Chinese Canadian Stories Project

Elder Larry Grant Featured by UBC Chinese Canadian Stories Project

Elder Larry Grant, our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning, is well-known and much appreciated for welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests to the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam (hyperlink to Musqueam website), hən’q’əmin’əm’-speaking people…

Dr. Eduardo Jovel

New Food Security Course Features Community-Based Experiential Learning

The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems has partnered with the Ustlahn’s Social Society to offer a new community-based experiential learning (CBEL) field course. The course will facilitate training in interdisciplinary and interprofessional CBEL to students interested in working with Aboriginal people through a community-centered experience.

Mural Created out of PhD Candidate’s Work with First Nations Youth Displayed at Green College

Mural Created out of PhD Candidate’s Work with First Nations Youth Displayed at Green College

Jennifer Wolowic, PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program at UBC, collaborated with sumaxs (the Sma’algyx word for young people) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, for four years and created thousands of images of First Nations youth and their families.

UBC Nursing – Community Based Health

UBC Nursing – Community Based Health

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…