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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 […]

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 […]

Redeeming CEP Personal Credits for Education at UBC

Redeeming CEP Personal Credits for Education at UBC

Update: April 21, 2015 – The deadline for submitting CEP Personal Education Credit Redemption forms to UBC is quickly approaching. Please ensure all redemption forms are submitted to Heather Mitchell in Enrolment Services no later than May 31, 2015. Personal education credits can cover UBC courses that end by August 31, 2015. Newly Admitted Students […]

NITEP receives 2014/15 Alfred Scow Award

NITEP receives 2014/15 Alfred Scow Award

March 23, 2015 – Last week, NITEP (Indigenous Teachers Education Program) was awarded the Alfred Scow Award by the Office of the Vice-President, Students. The Alfred Scow Award is part of the Student Development Awards, and is granted to an undergraduate program or department that has significantly contributed to student development. Information on the Alfred […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jessica Boon is one of 17 UBC students receiving a tuition waiver. Photo: Don
Erhardt.

Overcoming the past, seeing a new future

A tuition waiver is opening up a whole world of fresh possibilities for current and former youth in care When Jess Boon first found out that UBC was offering tuition waivers to current and former youth in care, she was filled with emotion. “I remember just sitting in front of my computer crying tears of […]

Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, member of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient
First Nations House of Learning, Photo by Don Erhardt

FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Keynote Address – Dr. Dempsey Bob

Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient gave the following keynote address at the First Nations House of Learning Graduation Celebration at the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall on May 24, 2014 (read more here). * * * * First of all, I want to recognize the Musqueam […]

UBC Aboriginal graduates at the First Nations House of Learning graduation celebration held May 24, 2014
First Nations House of Learning, Photo by K. Ward

FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Highlights

May 30, 2014 – On Saturday, May 24, 33 out of at least 139 UBC Aboriginal graduates from the 2013/14 year, including Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient, walked through the graduation door at the First Nations Longhouse. This ceremonial event saw them formally […]

The UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Reporting in Indigenous Communities cohort

UBC Journalism School’s Indigenous Reporting news series released

April 24, 2014 – The UBC Journalism School’s Reporting in Indigenous Communities course recently finished this year’s news series, Smən’e:m: Stories of Youth. The stories can be found on the Indigenous Reporting and CBC News Aboriginal websites. The course, which is offered through the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, is the only journalism course in […]