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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 […]

Kristen Harvey, Associate Director of Strategic Aboriginal Enrolment Initiatives

Alumni Interview: Kristen Harvey

December 23, 2015 – The Student Leadership Conference has been highlighting notable UBC alumni who have made an impact on campus and within the UBC community. This interview is part of its most recent series, Alumni Highlights! Kristen Harvey began her studies at UBC in 1999 and quickly became involved in campus life, first as […]

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 […]

Nicole and Chris Cardinal at their college graduation

Aboriginal husband and wife duo take on academia together

September 25, 2015 – Newlyweds Nicole and Chris Cardinal are used to doing things together. They graduated from high school together, and then from college. Now, they’re attending university together, both majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. The couple transferred from Langara to UBC last year. They’re among […]

Chris Cardinal

A Quick Study with Chris Cardinal

September 24, 2015 – On intellectual awareness, positive change, being a husband, a father, and a Cree First Nations male, and picking up a guitar. Meet Chris Cardinal, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts. >> Quick Study: Chris Cardinal Quick Study is an ongoing series aimed at getting to know what motivates and […]

Jessie Ramsay
Allard School of Law Graduate

Jessie Ramsay: ‘I always knew I was going to be a lawyer’

July 28, 2015 – Recently called to the bar, Jessie Ramsay is looking forward to developing her legal career in Chilliwack, where she grew up and spent most of her childhood. After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in First Nations studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Ramsay went straight […]

Ellie Parton

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015. Inspirational address At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, […]

Dr. Nadine Caron, Co-director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Assistant Professor, UBC Northern Medical program

Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of Aboriginal health providers

News Release (June 1, 2015) – The University of British Columbia has received two $1-million donations to grow the number of Aboriginal doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals. The pair of gifts – one from Chancellor Lindsay Gordon and his wife Elizabeth, and the other from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North – […]

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 […]

Aboriginal graduates gather at the UBC First Nations Longhouse for the First Nations House of Learning Graduation Celebration
Photo Credit: Don Erhardt

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

May 28, 2015 – Last Saturday, the First Nations House of Learning hosted the largest Aboriginal student graduation celebration in the history of the UBC First Nations Longhouse, which opened in 1993. Fifty-one graduates participated, including honorary NITEP graduate, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant. This represented a quarter of the more than 200 Aboriginal students who […]