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Ryan Tomm
Photo: Angelina Sangulin

UBC Psychology graduate making science cool with Aboriginal teens

May 14, 2015 – Growing up, Ryan Tomm didn’t know he would be a scientist one day. It was a series of decisions that led him on his eventual path to study and do research at UBC. His research explores the effects of aging on decision-making, executive functions and cognitive flexibility. Understanding the brain “I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

Professors Gordon Christie (left) and Darlene Johnston (right) will be teaching the new Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada course this fall.

No Longer Optional: Law curriculum requires Aboriginal Rights and Treaties

Aboriginal legal education goes mainstream this fall when, for the first time, all UBC law students will take the Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada as a first year course. UBC is one of the first Canadian law schools to make this a requirement for graduation.

Dr. Daniel Heath Justice

A message from Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, New First Nations Studies Program Chair

The UBC First Nations Studies Program is excited to introduce Dr. Daniel Heath Justice as Chair of the First Nations Studies Program. Here is a message from Daniel…

Traditional dancing connects researcher to her language

Traditional dancing connects researcher to her language

Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla’s emails begin with Aloha and end with na’u—literally meaning ‘mine’ or equivalent to ‘yours’ in Hawaiian—or Mahalo—thank you. “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla, who studies indigenous language revitalization in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education.

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…

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.