UBC Farm’s Indigenous Garden selected for Canada’s Garden Hall of Fame
By wardk on June 27, 2022
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, […]
Boil-water advisories lifted for B.C. First Nations with treatment system designed by UBC engineers
By UBC Media Relations on February 14, 2018
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 […]
Regions differ in Indigenous acknowledgement at Canadian universities
By UBC Public Affairs on March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017 – Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples vary at universities across Canada, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, the first academic study of its kind. The study identified five different types of acknowledgement at universities in B.C., the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic. These acknowledgements are […]
Program benefits Indigenous women experiencing violence
By UBC Public Affairs on December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016 – Indigenous women face rates of violence at least four times higher than other women in Canada. UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues recently evaluated an intervention to determine what works best to improve the health of Indigenous women who experience violence, including partner violence. In this Q&A, she talks […]
Nursing professor’s mentorship makes an impact in Aboriginal communities and beyond
By ErinRose Handy on December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015 – Annette Browne, professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, has won the 2015 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for her outstanding research contributions and engagement as an educator, mentor and community scholar. Browne focuses on addressing inequities in health, particularly within Aboriginal communities. She conducts research on access to […]
Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse
By SPPH on April 10, 2015
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 […]
Protecting Land, Protecting People
By Heather Amos on June 10, 2013
From Guyana to Vancouver, Janette Bulkan has built a career on protecting indigenous land rights and access to resources.
New Chair of UBC’s First Nations Studies Talks Native Politics and Indigenous Fantasy Novels
By Faculty of Arts on November 7, 2012
Author and educator Daniel Heath Justice has joined UBC as both the new chair of its First Nations Studies Program, and as an associate professor in the Department of English…. ArtsWIRE spoke with Justice about his new role, his goals for the First Nations Studies Program, and about his success as a fantasy author.
Traditional dancing connects researcher to her language
By Heather Amos on July 17, 2012
Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla’s emails begin with Aloha and end with na’u—literally meaning ‘mine’ or equivalent to ‘yours’ in Hawaiian—or Mahalo—thank you. “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla, who studies indigenous language revitalization in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education.
UBC Professor Testifies to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
By Thane Bonar on May 31, 2012
UBC Professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot was in Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud Sioux reservation) in South Dakota this month to provide written and oral testimony to Professor James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.