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Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2019

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2019

The First Nation House of Learning’s held its annual Indigenous graduation celebration at the First Nations Longhouse on Saturday, May 25th, where 39 Indigenous students and two UBC honorary degree recipients, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Leona Sparrow, were honoured by families, friends and supporters for their achievements. Overall, 130 Indigenous students graduated this spring, […]

Musqueam flag raised at UBC

Musqueam flag raised at UBC

The flag of the Musqueam Indian Band was permanently raised on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus today, thus formally signifying the university’s recognition of the Musqueam.

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2018

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2018

May 28, 2018 – On Saturday, May 26th, the First Nations House of Learning held its annual graduation celebration for participating Indigenous graduates at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (see video below). This year’s turnout was higher than most, with 58 of 211 eligible graduates celebrating, along with family, friends and supporters. The keynote was […]

Musqueam street signs at UBC

Musqueam street signs at UBC

Musqueam street signs, created in partnership with the Musqueam First Nation, give both a bilingual experience while travelling on campus and acknowledge the linguistic heritage of the UBC Vancouver campus. The names do not refer to traditional sites but instead to UBC’s geography.

Patrons interacting with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre's information display on opening day. Photo: UBC/Paul Joseph

UBC apologizes to Indian residential school survivors at centre opening

April 18, 2018 – Last week, on April 9th, more than 1000 people gathered inside and outside of a protective rain shelter to witness the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, which also included UBC President Santa J. Ono apologizing to survivors of Indian residential schools for the university’s involvement in […]

UBC Film Screening: Richard Wagamese’s ‘Indian Horse’

UBC Film Screening: Richard Wagamese’s ‘Indian Horse’

April 13, 2018 – A special screening of the feature film Indian Horse, an adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, is being held at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on Tuesday, May 1st, at 7 PM. This dramatic film sheds light on a dark era when Canada’s Indian residential schools dominated the lives of Indigenous […]

Dave Robinson (standing), Monica Treanor (far right, sitting), Ryan Isaacson (Teaching Assistant, far left, sitting), and Mrs. Treanor's Grade 6/7 class pose with "Sir Sandford's Seal" at the conclusion of the oiling ceremony held at the UBC First Nations Longhouse.

UBC NITEP student talks about his ‘remarkable’ practicum project

March 5, 2018 – Fourth-year teacher candidate, Dave Robinson, with the UBC Indigenous Teacher Education Program, and Vancouver School Board Grade 6/7 teacher, Monica Treanor, with Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School, recently completed a five-month carving project with her class. Over this period, an 80-centimetre red cedar sculpture was hand-carved and sanded by Mr. Robinson […]

c̓əsnaʔəm leləm̓: New Totem Park House Name

c̓əsnaʔəm leləm̓: New Totem Park House Name

October 9, 2017 – At a wonderful and moving unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, September 27, the new name for Building 7 at Totem Park Residence was gifted to UBC and UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) by the Musqueam Nation. SHHS is so honoured to be gifted this very important name in Musqueam history […]

Aboriginal grads at the First Nations House of Learning's Graduation Celebration 2017

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2017

June 7, 2017 – On Saturday, May 27th, the First Nations House of Learning held its annual graduation celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse for participating Aboriginal graduates. This year, out of 172 grads from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 classes, 43 grads celebrated with family, friends and supporters, including faculty, staff and […]

Aboriginal MD Graduates, Class of 2017 and James Andrew, Aboriginal MD Admissions Program Coordinator. Left to right: Cody Kaskamin, Lauren Taylor, Ellie Parton, Gabrielle Levin, Jennafer Wilson, James Andrew, Lindsay Wainwright, James Williams. Missing: Alexander Sheppard, Benjamin Sheppard.

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD Admissions program graduated nine students. Like previous years, the graduates were acknowledged at a special celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 23rd. The graduation event, which was attended by families, friends and supporters, saw the newly-minted MDs walk through […]