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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 […]

Reconciliation in action

Reconciliation in action

May 2, 2017 – Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and if we are truly committed to it, we must welcome engagement with awkward and difficult situations that must be rectified. This is one such engagement story from our campus. By Severn Cullis-Suzuki, PhD Student in Anthropology It was exciting to return to my home city […]

Reconciliation Pole installed at UBC

Reconciliation Pole installed at UBC

April 4, 2017 – The day started out under a bank of rain clouds at the University of British Columbia and ended with a Haida totem pole being raised under sunshine to the cheers of thousands. On April 1st, Reconciliation Pole, as it’s officially known, a 55-foot red cedar pole carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James […]

Althea Wishloff, BCom 2016
UBC Sauder School of Business

Aboriginal grad on the value of a Sauder business education

March 10, 2017 – BCom Althea Wishloff found the support she received from UBC Sauder’s Ch’nook initiative gave her what she needed to secure a future in finance. The beginning Wishloff knew she had a head for math so assumed science was the logical route at university. But after a few months at UBC, the […]

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The importance of Indigenous curriculum

August 24, 2016 – When Gord Downie recently told non-Indigenous Canadians that “we were trained our entire lives to ignore” northern Indigenous issues, indeed the peoples themselves, he wasn’t wrong. In its summary report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada addressed this intentional ignorance about the country’s use of residential schools to “indoctrinate [Indigenous] children into a […]

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.

UBC Aboriginal Grads at the 2016 FNHL Graduation Celebration

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

June 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 28th, at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, 40 Aboriginal grads out of over 170 overall celebrated with family, friends and supporters the successful completion of their programs. Below is a video record of the event, taken from the live webcast that day. This year’s celebration included a keynote […]

Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec

New Dakelh doctors look northward

May 31, 2016 – Childhood friends Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec are among eight Aboriginal MDs graduating from the Faculty of Medicine this year. From childhood to high school to medical school, Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec have shared geographic, cultural and academic bonds along the way. Now graduating from the Northern Medical Program (NMP), […]

L to R: Dr Todd Alec, Nak’azdli Nation, Family Practice in Prince George; Dr Nathan Teegee, Takla Lake Nation, Dermatology in Vancouver; Dr Lara Des Roches, Metis Nation, Sabbatical Masters in Ethics; Dr Geoffrey Johnson, Metis Nation, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Victoria; Dr David Shepherd, Cree Nation, Family Practice in Prince George. 
Missing: Dr Michael Bergunder, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Red Deer; Dr Travis Thompson, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Penticton; Dr Patricia Caddy, Winnebago Sioux, Family Practice in Nanaimo.

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2016

May 26, 2016 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD admissions program graduated eight students. The graduates were acknowledged at a special gathering at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 24, attended by families, friends and supporters. Related: New Dakelh doctors look northward The event, emceed by James Andrew, Aboriginal Student […]