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UBC Aboriginal Grads at the 2016 FNHL Graduation Celebration

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

June 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 28th, at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, 40 Aboriginal grads out of over 170 overall celebrated with family, friends and supporters the successful completion of their programs. Below is a video record of the event, taken from the live webcast that day. This year’s celebration included a keynote […]

Jocelyne and Randy Robinson

First Nations mother and son graduate from UBC together

May 26, 2016 – Watching a loved one graduate from university is a proud moment, but for Jocelyne and Randy Robinson, the pride will be twofold as the mother and son graduate from the University of British Columbia a day apart. Randy, 31, who once worked as a janitor scrubbing toilets, is graduating from the […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

May 28, 2015 – On Saturday, May 23rd, more than fifty of more than 200 Aboriginal grads gathered in the First Nations Longhouse on the Vancouver campus for the Aboriginal Grad ceremony. The event was streamed live to more than a hundred viewers unable to attend in person. You can now watch the record of […]

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 […]

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement

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 are to: • Increase the […]

UBC Aboriginal students granted financial awards

UBC Aboriginal students granted financial awards

December 10, 2013 – The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has provided a variety of financial awards to 68 UBC Aboriginal students to support their studies. Overall, this year the Society issued 265 awards to Aboriginal post-secondary students across the province, totaling $813,000. The Society’s 2013 B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards, announced in late […]

Student Profile: Kinwa Bluesky (UBC Law PhD Candidate)

Student Profile: Kinwa Bluesky (UBC Law PhD Candidate)

Kinwa’s research represents the culmination of many years of reflection on indigenous issues.

Francine Cunningham, who is working on her MFA in creative writing, was one of 32 award recipients from UBC.

32 Aboriginal UBC students receive scholarships from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society

Thirty-two UBC students are among the 167 Aboriginal students in B.C. who today were awarded scholarships by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society…

Learning about Aboriginal Health, Straight from the Source

Learning about Aboriginal Health, Straight from the Source

Chief Wayne Christian of the Splats’in First Nation shows an old photograph of Aboriginal children to a group of UBC graduate students. It’s not a happy scene. The kids are standing in the back of a cattle truck, about to be carried off to one of the residential schools Canada once used to forcibly assimilate Aboriginal youths.