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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 […]

UBC Press receives grant to support interactive digital publications in Indigenous studies

UBC Press receives grant to support interactive digital publications in Indigenous studies

The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) has been awarded US$490,000 (C$650,000) to undertake a 15-month research project leading to the design of a business plan and conceptual framework for supporting interactive digital publications in Indigenous studies. The new generation of digital publishing is moving beyond the “e-book,” to engage readers in more relevant […]

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.

AMS apologizes to Indigenous peoples

AMS apologizes to Indigenous peoples

Last month, UBC Alma Mater Society President Marium Hamid delivered an apology to Indigenous peoples during a meeting with Indigenous students at the First Nations Longhouse. AMS expressed on behalf of 56,000 current undergraduate and graduate students of the University of British Columbia its “profound regret” for not making “serious efforts to advance reconciliation or […]

Indigenous high school students get inspired at UBC

Indigenous high school students get inspired at UBC

This past May, the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program and UBC hosted 31 Indigenous high school students, where they immersed themselves into campus life, including enjoying quality time in science and engineering labs doing hands-on research. In addition to being mentored by professors and graduate-level students, the grade 11 and 12 students […]

Miles, Noah and Keegan Marchand with their grandparents, Donna and Leonard Marchand.

Continuing a legacy through medicine

June 21, 2018 – When brothers Miles, Noah and Keegan Marchand are asked who inspired them to become doctors, it’s the image of their late grandfather, the Honourable Leonard Marchand, that first comes to mind. “I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a doctor, in large part because of my granddad. […]

Retired Canadian diplomat and successful business leader John Bell is continuing his father’s legacy of advancing Aboriginal education through a planned gift to the First Nations House of Learning.
Photo Credit: Martin Dee

Bell Family Legacy Supports First Nations House of Learning

June 5, 2018 – Retired Canadian diplomat and Corporate Director, John P. Bell, a graduate of UBC Commerce class of 1962, recently provided for a gift in his will to support the First Nations House of Learning at UBC, which is housed in the First Nations Longhouse. His father, businessman and philanthropist Jack Bell, was […]

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 […]

Benjamin Cheung

Opinion: Reconciliation includes an Indigenous education

May 17, 2018 – I recently completed Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, a free Massive Open Online Course commendably delivered by UBC Professor Jan Hare of the Faculty of Education and her team. I found the course remarkable for the amount of Indigenous history, cultural practices, and worldviews it covered. But to truly appreciate the importance […]