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Two Professors Recognized by First Nations Community

Two Professors Recognized by First Nations Community

Two UBC Forestry professors were honoured by Keyoh holders at a “Dené ilhuna hooz leh” event in Fort St. James, BC on July 1st 2013. Professors John Nelson and Gary Bull are being recognized for partnering with the Maiyoo Keyoh Society to deliver a course on sustainable forest management. In the course, students work with […]

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. Photo by Don Erhardt.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.

IHHS 408: Topics in Aboriginal Health – a Community Based Experience

IHHS 408: Topics in Aboriginal Health – a Community Based Experience

The UBC College of Health Disciplines and Division of Aboriginal People’s Health offers a practice-based Aboriginal health elective open to health science students…

UBC student Calyn Shaw in Brazil

18 arrested for murder of Indigenous leader in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation

Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of indigenous leader Nisio Gomes.

Dr. Bruce Miller

UBC Anthropologists Help Return Iconic Rock Art to B.C. First Nation

A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home. Adorned with carvings which may predate the arrival of Europeans in B.C., the rock art, or petroglyph, was a mainstay in Stanley Park’s collection of Northwest Coast artifacts, and more recently, resided at the Museum of Vancouver…

UBC Community as Teacher Program Receives National Award

UBC Community as Teacher Program Receives National Award

The Division of Health Care Communication in the College of Health Disciplines’ “Community as Teacher” Program has been awarded a national Community Service-Learning Award from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Through the program, UBC students learn alongside Aboriginal youth at summer camps led by Elders, youth workers and cultural leaders.

Duncan McCue

UBC Journalism Partners with First Nations to Report on Major Health Issues

An innovative UBC Graduate School of Journalism project provides a hard-hitting look into efforts by Aboriginal communities to address such major health and social issues as suicide, sexual abuse, diabetes and the survival of traditional languages…

The new Musqueam house post at Allard Hall. Carved by Brent Sparrow Jr.

New Musqueam Housepost at Allard Hall

On March 20th, a group of about 70 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends gathered in front of Allard Hall for a ceremonial affair to honour the newly raised First Nations Musqueam house post…

Dr. Eduardo Jovel

New Food Security Course Features Community-Based Experiential Learning

The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems has partnered with the Ustlahn’s Social Society to offer a new community-based experiential learning (CBEL) field course. The course will facilitate training in interdisciplinary and interprofessional CBEL to students interested in working with Aboriginal people through a community-centered experience.

Mark Maclean, 2012 PIMS Education Prize Recipient

UBC Mathematician Lauded for Education, Outreach Leadership

UBC’s Mark MacLean has been awarded the 2012 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Education Prize for his efforts in educational transformation, outreach and aboriginal engagement.