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Dr. Eduardo Jovel appointed interim Director of the First Nations House of Learning

Dr. Eduardo Jovel appointed interim Director of the First Nations House of Learning

The following message was originally issued by Prof. Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver. Dr. Eduardo Jovel has been appointed as the Interim Director of the First Nations House of Learning, effective December 1, 2021. He joins FNHL at this time while Dr. Margaret Moss, Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing, and Director, […]

UBC’s Dr. Margaret Moss appointed to U.S. national health advisory board

UBC’s Dr. Margaret Moss appointed to U.S. national health advisory board

The U.S. National Academy of Medicine recently appointed Dr. Margaret Moss to its Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice. Dr. Moss is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota) with equal lineage to Canadian Sioux in Saskatchewan. She is currently Director of the First […]

UBC’s Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot appointed United Nations representative on rights of Indigenous Peoples

UBC’s Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot appointed United Nations representative on rights of Indigenous Peoples

Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot is no stranger to firsts. The UBC professor was not only the first person in her family to attend university but she was also the first to go on to earn her master’s degree and PhD before eventually becoming a faculty member. Today, Dr. Lightfoot continued the tradition when she was named […]

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 […]