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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 […]

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

May 29, 2015 – The work of the Sauder School of Business to contribute to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities through business education will be reinforced by substantial new funding. With a gift of $250,000 from the Aquilini family, a leading Canadian business family based in Vancouver, Sauder will create the Aquilini Family Aboriginal Awards Program, […]

Indigenous languages professor receives Dean of Arts Award

Indigenous languages professor receives Dean of Arts Award

April 27, 2015 – UBC Anthropology professor Patricia Shaw, the founder of what is now the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program (FNEL), is the Dean of Arts Award recipient for 2014-15. Dr. Shaw has been with the university for over 35 years. A celebrated phonologist, Dr. Shaw founded the award-winning First Nations Languages Program […]

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 […]

Jo-ann Archibald honoured by American Educational Research Association

Jo-ann Archibald honoured by American Educational Research Association

Jo-ann Archibald, a member of the Sto:lo Nation, has helped transform Indigenous education in Canada. This spring, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) recognized Archibald’s contributions . . .

UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film

UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film

Dr. Sandercock has worked in the field of planning for over thirty years and in 2007 was invited by the Cheslatta and Ts’il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake) Carrier Bands to explore the issues of community development and cultural division. [Video]

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Dara Kelly remembers the day when a fellow student asked why aboriginal people were “so screwed up” in a class discussion. Her and other students’ experiences led to an innovative student project . . .