Student Research

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.

Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling. Photograph by Martin Dee.

A Missing Link in Vancouver’s History

Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling with the help of the Community Learning Initiative

The 2013 FNSP Practicum Student Researchers.

First Nations Studies Student Research Presentations

This year’s group of First Nations Studies Program Practicum Student Researchers will be presenting their Practicum Projects in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall on Monday, April 8th.

Elder Larry Grant Featured by UBC Chinese Canadian Stories Project

Elder Larry Grant Featured by UBC Chinese Canadian Stories Project

Elder Larry Grant, our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning, is well-known and much appreciated for welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests to the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam (hyperlink to Musqueam website), hən’q’əmin’əm’-speaking people…

Mural Created out of PhD Candidate’s Work with First Nations Youth Displayed at Green College

Mural Created out of PhD Candidate’s Work with First Nations Youth Displayed at Green College

Jennifer Wolowic, PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program at UBC, collaborated with sumaxs (the Sma’algyx word for young people) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, for four years and created thousands of images of First Nations youth and their families.

Phd Student Studies the Effects of Hydroelectric Development

Phd Student Studies the Effects of Hydroelectric Development

Anishinaabe grad student Brittany Luby’s PhD. work centres on the history of hydro developments in Ontario in the 1950s and their effects on First Nations. [video]

Photo credit: Linc Kesler, 2005

Research practicum puts fashion in focus

As a child, Charlene Smoke often played school or teacher. In a recent interview, she explains that despite not graduating from high school, she “dreamed of being…”