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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 […]

Althea Wishloff, BCom 2016
UBC Sauder School of Business

Aboriginal grad on the value of a Sauder business education

March 10, 2017 – BCom Althea Wishloff found the support she received from UBC Sauder’s Ch’nook initiative gave her what she needed to secure a future in finance. The beginning Wishloff knew she had a head for math so assumed science was the logical route at university. But after a few months at UBC, the […]

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 […]

Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec

New Dakelh doctors look northward

May 31, 2016 – Childhood friends Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec are among eight Aboriginal MDs graduating from the Faculty of Medicine this year. From childhood to high school to medical school, Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec have shared geographic, cultural and academic bonds along the way. Now graduating from the Northern Medical Program (NMP), […]

L to R: Dr Todd Alec, Nak’azdli Nation, Family Practice in Prince George; Dr Nathan Teegee, Takla Lake Nation, Dermatology in Vancouver; Dr Lara Des Roches, Metis Nation, Sabbatical Masters in Ethics; Dr Geoffrey Johnson, Metis Nation, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Victoria; Dr David Shepherd, Cree Nation, Family Practice in Prince George. 
Missing: Dr Michael Bergunder, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Red Deer; Dr Travis Thompson, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Penticton; Dr Patricia Caddy, Winnebago Sioux, Family Practice in Nanaimo.

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2016

May 26, 2016 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD admissions program graduated eight students. The graduates were acknowledged at a special gathering at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 24, attended by families, friends and supporters. Related: New Dakelh doctors look northward The event, emceed by James Andrew, Aboriginal Student […]

BCom undergrad is getting Aboriginal students excited to study at Sauder

BCom undergrad is getting Aboriginal students excited to study at Sauder

January 8, 2016 – If Althea Wishloff could make one thing clear to young Aboriginal students contemplating a degree in business, it would be “you can do it too.” With a Gitxsan First Nations background, the fourth-year BCom student is an active proponent in B.C.’s Aboriginal community promoting business education. A self-confessed math addict from […]

UBC Langara Signing: Dr. Trotter and Dr. Piper

UBC-Langara partnership breaks down education barriers for Aboriginal students

MEDIA RELEASE September 25, 2015 – The University of British Columbia and Langara College announced today a formal partnership to fully establish a university transfer program for Aboriginal students. The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program began three years ago as a pilot project, but will now become a lasting agreement. It helps First Nations, Metis and Inuit students […]

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 […]

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

Aboriginal business education initiatives at Sauder receive significant new support

May 29, 2015 – The work of the Sauder School of Business to contribute to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities through business education will be reinforced by substantial new funding. With a gift of $250,000 from the Aquilini family, a leading Canadian business family based in Vancouver, Sauder will create the Aquilini Family Aboriginal Awards Program, […]

Lee-Anna Huisman
Photo credit: Eryn Rizzoli

UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule

May 15, 2015 – Long before the training wheels on her first bicycle were removed, Lee-Anna Huisman had her sights set on the road ahead. “I wanted to be a doctor from a really young age,” recalls Huisman, who grew up in Terrace, B.C. “My parents tell me that as early as kindergarten, I used […]