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UBC President Santa Ono and Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer of the FNHA, announce a new chair to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people. Credit: Lindsey Donovan Photography.

UBC and First Nations Health Authority develop new chair position

March 17, 2017 – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people. The chair will focus on the impact of cancer on the health and wellness journey of First Nations and their […]

Regions differ in Indigenous acknowledgement at Canadian universities

Regions differ in Indigenous acknowledgement at Canadian universities

March 1, 2017 – Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples vary at universities across Canada, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, the first academic study of its kind. The study identified five different types of acknowledgement at universities in B.C., the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic. These acknowledgements are […]

Program benefits Indigenous women experiencing violence

Program benefits Indigenous women experiencing violence

December 15, 2016 – Indigenous women face rates of violence at least four times higher than other women in Canada. UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues recently evaluated an intervention to determine what works best to improve the health of Indigenous women who experience violence, including partner violence. In this Q&A, she talks […]

Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

Decked in full academic regalia, Dustin King crossed the stage of UBC’s Chan Centre to accept his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as the Governor General’s Gold Medal for most outstanding academic record among UBC’s more than 300 doctoral recipients in all disciplines.

UBC Press and UW Press to develop digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies

UBC Press and UW Press to develop digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies

May 2, 2016 – UBC Press and the University of Washington Press will develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies thanks to a three-year $679,970 (CAD) grant awarded to the University of British Columbia by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project, according to a recent UBC Press news release, responds to the needs […]

Professor Annette Browne, UBC School of Nursing

Nursing professor’s mentorship makes an impact in Aboriginal communities and beyond

December 22, 2015 – Annette Browne, professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, has won the 2015 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for her outstanding research contributions and engagement as an educator, mentor and community scholar. Browne focuses on addressing inequities in health, particularly within Aboriginal communities. She conducts research on access to […]

New textbook explores indigenous perspectives on health

New textbook explores indigenous perspectives on health

September 18, 2015 – A new textbook, co-edited by an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, explores the health of Canada’s indigenous peoples, going beyond established social health determinants, such as income and education, to tackle colonization and colonialism, environment, geography and culture. Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social, published […]

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 […]

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement – is a province-wide, inter-institutional, peer-support/faculty-mentoring educational program. The program supports Aboriginal students to make significant educational and social change using research, Indigenous knowledge, and community oriented approaches. Non-Aboriginal graduate students engaged in Indigenous research are also encouraged to participate in SAGE. SAGE Goals: Increase the numbers of PhD/EdD […]

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 […]