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UBC Expert Seminar: Repatriation of Indigenous Cultural Property

UBC Expert Seminar: Repatriation of Indigenous Cultural Property

The University of British Columbia is organizing an expert seminar on March 4 & 5, 2020, at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, on the theme “Repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” in support of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous […]

UBC welcomes Bernard C. Perley as new Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

UBC welcomes Bernard C. Perley as new Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies

Dr. Bernard C. Perley is an Indigenous anthropologist and leading scholar in the field of language revitalization. The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. Bernard C. Perley as the new Director of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) in the Faculty of Arts. An Indigenous anthropologist and leading scholar in the field of language […]

Nadine Caron, co-director of UBC's Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.

New UBC chair seeks to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples

Dr. Nadine Caron — Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon — has been appointed to a newly created UBC position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples. As the founding First Nations Health Authority Chair (FNHA) in Cancer and Wellness at UBC, Caron will examine the journeys and unique needs of […]

CEIH co-director Dr. Nadine Caron
Photo credit: Faculty of Medicine/Martin Dee

New UBC public health program will train Indigenous health leaders

March 9, 2018 – A new public health program offered at the University of British Columbia aims to address health inequities by training Indigenous health leaders working in communities across the country. The Certificate, and Graduate Certificate, in Indigenous Public Health Program – representing the first of its kind in Canada – will be available […]

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 Mechanical Engineering raises tribute pole in honor of Alan Steeves

UBC Mechanical Engineering raises tribute pole in honor of Alan Steeves

April 15, 2016 – For the past three years, visitors to UBC’s Mechanical Engineering department have been greeted by Eena, the beaver in the department’s crest that hangs just outside reception. Now Eena is joined by several new faces, who both welcome us and share with us a story about a great artist, colleague, and […]

Squamish artist James Harry at the raising of his pole at the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Unveiling of Artwork in Honour of Alan Steeves

March 15, 2016 – The following remarks were prepared by Professor Sheldon Green, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, for the February 22nd unveiling of a tribute pole by Squamish artist James Harry in honour of the late Alan Steeves. Good afternoon. I am Sheldon Green, the Head of Mechanical Engineering. Larry, thank you for […]

Dean and Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Allard School of Law Responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action

August 10, 2015 – The Allard School of Law at UBC commends the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ground-breaking work, and welcomes its 94 Calls to Action. Call to Action number 28 is specifically addressed to Canadian law schools, and with this statement the Allard School of Law begins its response. Call to Action number 28 […]

Aboriginal Engagement at UBC

Aboriginal Engagement at UBC

June 19, 2015 To: All UBC Faculty and Staff As we approach National Aboriginal Day this weekend, and the start of our Centennial year this fall, we wish to draw your attention to some Aboriginal engagement initiatives at UBC. Earlier this month, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its Final Report that […]

Michael Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Law

Indigenous Legal Studies and Community Legal Clinic Celebrate Anniversaries

June 5, 2015 – Sowing a seed, and nurturing something special—Professor Emeritus Michael Jackson, QC, used this imagery to capture the foundation of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at the Peter A. Allard School of Law 45 years ago. On Thursday May 14th, the Allard School of Law celebrated 35 years of the ILSP […]