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FNHL 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 […]

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

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. […]

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2017

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 […]

Aboriginal grad on the value of a Sauder business education

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 importance of Indigenous curriculum

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.

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

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 […]

New Dakelh doctors look northward

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), […]