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Susan Silvey and Keden Cole at UBC

Program gives Aboriginal secondary students up-close look at university science studies

May 26, 2017 – Imagine the excitement of being a grade 11 student from a small community immersed in a major Canadian university environment doing actual science lab research for one week. This is exactly what Keden Cole and Susan Silvey got to do from May 15 to 19 at the University of British Columbia. […]

Artist David Robinson at the UBC Farm pole raising ceremony. 
Photo: Rafferty Baker/CBC News

UBC Farm’s Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens gets Musqueam name

October 25, 2016 – Earlier this month at a traditional ceremony, UBC Farm’s Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens received a Musqueam name, a pole by an Algonquin artist, and had a small boulder recognized as its place marker. The gardens, like the campus itself, is situated on the traditional territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam […]

Musqueam youth learn about light and colour at a Geering Up camp.
Photo: Geering Up

Geering Up brings engineering and science fun to Musqueam

August 6, 2015 – A full week of exciting engineering and science lessons was on the schedule for 45 kids and youth in the Musqueam community. Geering Up, UBC Engineering’s summer camp, brought more than a dozen hands-on activities, such as designing forts, building snap circuits and extracting DNA from strawberries, to eager participants in […]

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 […]

Creating a New Way Forward: Release of TRC Findings & Recommendations

Creating a New Way Forward: Release of TRC Findings & Recommendations

May 25, 2015 – The Vancouver Coordinating Committee for TRC Closing Events is inviting interested members of the public to register for the upcoming event, “Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations”. This event is taking place on Tuesday, June 2nd from 8:00–11:00 AM PST. Location: SFU Woodwards – Djavad […]

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 […]

Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program trainees with MOA staff: (left to right) Roger Patrick, Lake Babine Nation; Michelle George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Nadine Hafner, UBCIC; Marvin Williams, Lake Babine Nation; Andrew Bak, Tsawwassen First Nation; Gerry Lawson, MOA; Ryan Dennis, Tahltan Central Council; Bobbie Hembree, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Alissa Cherry, UBCIC; Judy Thompson, Tahltan Central Council; Pauline Hawkins, Tahltan Central Council; Ann Stevenson, MOA; Aaron Leon, 	Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Teaching Centre Society
UBC Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Photo by Michael Wynne

Indigenous language and cultural knowledge preservation one byte at a time

UBC partners work with BC First Nations to enable digitization of valuable recordings June 20, 2014 – The prospect of First Nations in this province preserving and revitalizing their languages and cultures, including teaching their histories, and in some cases pressing their land claims, is being aided by a unique pilot program led by UBC […]

Musqueam leaders, the late Delbert Guerin Sr., left, and the late Ernie Campbell, presided at the “Victory Through Honour” pole re-dedication ceremony at UBC, 2004.
University of British Columbia Archives, Photo by Martin Dee (UBC 125.1/019)

UBC remembers and honours Musqueam Elder Delbert Guerin Sr.

May 15, 2014 – The UBC Longhouse community greets the recent news of the death of Musqueam Elder Delbert Guerin Sr. with sadness and expresses its condolences to the Guerin family and the Musqueam Nation. Delbert Guerin was a former chief of the Musqueam Indian Band and a leader recognized internationally for his contributions to […]

CSI: Cedar Science Investigators

CSI: Cedar Science Investigators

To unlock the secrets of B.C.’s past, Lori Daniels and her lab look deep inside some of the province’s longest living inhabitants – old growth trees. “We call ourselves CSI detectives … the Cedar Science Investigators,” said Daniels, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry who studies tree rings. Tree rings can tell you a […]