Language revitalization as a site for reconciliation
By UBC Language Sciences on July 7, 2020
Language revitalization could serve as a site for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the town of Kapuskasing. That’s according to Language Sciences affiliate member, UBC Interdisciplinary Studies alumna and University of Western Ontario doctoral student Ricki-Lynn Achilles, who is working with Terrence Sutherland, Kapuskasing Friendship Centre cultural resource coordinator, to run a language […]
Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal
By Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies on June 21, 2016
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.
A Missing Link in Vancouver’s History
By Heather Amos on April 4, 2013
Shared past of Chinese farmers and Musqueam Nation unearthed by student Sarah Ling with the help of the Community Learning Initiative
First Nations Studies Student Research Presentations
By First Nations Studies Program on March 28, 2013
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
By Sarah Ling on April 27, 2012
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
By Green College on February 7, 2012
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
By Kasondra White on August 9, 2010
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]
Research practicum puts fashion in focus
By Karrmen Crey on March 15, 2010
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…”