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Patrons interacting with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre's information display on opening day. Photo: UBC/Paul Joseph

UBC apologizes to Indian residential school survivors at centre opening

April 18, 2018 – Last week, on April 9th, more than 1000 people gathered inside and outside of a protective rain shelter to witness the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, which also included UBC President Santa J. Ono apologizing to survivors of Indian residential schools for the university’s involvement in […]

CEIH co-director Dr. Nadine Caron
Photo credit: Faculty of Medicine/Martin Dee

New UBC public health program will train Indigenous health leaders

March 9, 2018 – A new public health program offered at the University of British Columbia aims to address health inequities by training Indigenous health leaders working in communities across the country. The Certificate, and Graduate Certificate, in Indigenous Public Health Program – representing the first of its kind in Canada – will be available […]

Dave Robinson (standing), Monica Treanor (far right, sitting), Ryan Isaacson (Teaching Assistant, far left, sitting), and Mrs. Treanor's Grade 6/7 class pose with "Sir Sandford's Seal" at the conclusion of the oiling ceremony held at the UBC First Nations Longhouse.

UBC NITEP student talks about his ‘remarkable’ practicum project

March 5, 2018 – Fourth-year teacher candidate, Dave Robinson, with the UBC Indigenous Teacher Education Program, and Vancouver School Board Grade 6/7 teacher, Monica Treanor, with Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School, recently completed a five-month carving project with her class. Over this period, an 80-centimetre red cedar sculpture was hand-carved and sanded by Mr. Robinson […]

Boil-water advisories lifted for B.C. First Nations with treatment system designed by UBC engineers

Boil-water advisories lifted for B.C. First Nations with treatment system designed by UBC engineers

Feb 21, 2018 – For the first time in decades, two remote First Nations communities in Lytton, B.C. have access to safe drinking water – thanks to a point-of-entry treatment system designed by University of British Columbia engineers in collaboration with the communities, industry and government. The setup delivers a minimum of 400 litres a […]

Dr. Nadine Caron, co-director of UBC's Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.

Future health professionals get crucial Indigenous culture training

October 20, 2017 – Students from 11 of UBC’s health-related programs will come together for the first time on Thursday for a new learning experience designed to help them better serve Indigenous people. The UBC 23-24 Indigenous Cultural Safety Interdisciplinary Learning Experience was launched this month as a required component for students in medicine, genetic […]

Benjamin Matthew

Indigenous medical graduates inspire future generations

October 20, 2017 – There is a steady hum of activity inside the Cowichan Maternity Clinic in Duncan. Cassandra Felske-Durksen places a gentle hand on the young woman’s shoulder, while monitoring the fetal heart rate displayed on a nearby screen. As a family physician with a special interest in Indigenous women’s health and obstetrics, Dr. […]

c̓əsnaʔəm leləm̓: New Totem Park House Name

c̓əsnaʔəm leləm̓: New Totem Park House Name

October 9, 2017 – At a wonderful and moving unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, September 27, the new name for Building 7 at Totem Park Residence was gifted to UBC and UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) by the Musqueam Nation. SHHS is so honoured to be gifted this very important name in Musqueam history […]

Aboriginal grads at the First Nations House of Learning's Graduation Celebration 2017

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2017

June 7, 2017 – On Saturday, May 27th, the First Nations House of Learning held its annual graduation celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse for participating Aboriginal graduates. This year, out of 172 grads from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 classes, 43 grads celebrated with family, friends and supporters, including faculty, staff and […]

Susan Silvey and Keden Cole at UBC

Program gives Aboriginal secondary students up-close look at university science studies

May 26, 2017 – Imagine the excitement of being a grade 11 student from a small community immersed in a major Canadian university environment doing actual science lab research for one week. This is exactly what Keden Cole and Susan Silvey got to do from May 15 to 19 at the University of British Columbia. […]

Aboriginal MD Graduates, Class of 2017 and James Andrew, Aboriginal MD Admissions Program Coordinator. Left to right: Cody Kaskamin, Lauren Taylor, Ellie Parton, Gabrielle Levin, Jennafer Wilson, James Andrew, Lindsay Wainwright, James Williams. Missing: Alexander Sheppard, Benjamin Sheppard.

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD Admissions program graduated nine students. Like previous years, the graduates were acknowledged at a special celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 23rd. The graduation event, which was attended by families, friends and supporters, saw the newly-minted MDs walk through […]