By Thane Bonar on February 22, 2012
More than 300 Aboriginal high school students will become “UBC students for a day” when the 19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards come to Vancouver this week….
By Thane Bonar on January 26, 2012
Aboriginal youth from across the province are being brought together by the UBC Division of Aboriginal People’s Health to engage with peers and role models, and they don’t even have to leave their home communities…
By Thane Bonar on November 9, 2011
On November 3rd, UBC opened the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the most sustainable building in North America. Kwes Kwestin (Jim Kew), Cultural Representative for the Musqueam Indian Band, spoke to attendees at the opening celebration on behalf of Musqueam. Read his full remarks.
By Thane Bonar on November 4, 2011
The First Nations House of Learning welcomed nearly 200 senior university administrators, national Aboriginal leaders, faculty members, and residential school survivors on November 1st for a dialogue on the history and legacy of the Indian residential schools and the role that contemporary educational institutions can play in addressing them.
By Lorraine Chan for UBC Reports on November 3, 2011
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm hosts a number of indigenous food security initiatives that are seeding social sustainability through the elements of water, earth and community.
By UBC Human Resources on August 19, 2011
Through a Healthy Workplace Initiative Program grant, a team from the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) and the Institute for Aboriginal Health (IAH) has begun hosting a monthly community Feast Bowl meal that celebrates Aboriginal traditions, healthy eating, locally grown food, and the community of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on the Vancouver […]
By Lorraine Chan on July 10, 2011
Mention a small B.C. island during July and most people assume sun, sand and vacation. For Cameron Garrett, the memorable times on Penelakut Island will revolve around patients. From July 7-10, the UBC Dentistry student – along with 23 other volunteers – will be donating his time and skills to the people of the Penelakut First Nation.
By UBC Dentistry on January 1, 2011
This past July , dental and dental hygiene students, alumni and faculty of UBC Dentistry, along with community dentists and other volunteers, donated their time and professional skills to the people of Penelakut First Nation. The community volunteer clinic took place over a weekend on Kuper Island, a small, 8.66-square-kilometre island located east of Chemainus, BC, a town on Vancouver Island.
By Mette Bach on January 11, 2010
Submitted by Mette Bach The CEDAR Summer Camp is an initiative that involves at least fifty volunteers from various departments at UBC. The program welcomes forty Aboriginal youth from the Lower Mainland each year to take part in fun experiments, workshops, and hands-on learning. CEDAR, which stands for Cross-cultural Education through Demonstration, Activity and Recreation, […]
By Margot Leigh Butler on January 6, 2010
By Dr. Margot Leigh Butler, Academic Director “To me, writing has become a way of coping with life. Ten years ago I was living in the streets of the Downtown Eastside, a chronic alcoholic, a drug addict. I started to attend a life skills class at the Pride Centre. There I analyzed why I was […]