By UBC Public Affairs on November 20, 2012
Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.
By Basil Waugh on September 10, 2012
The first year of university can be tough, but a different culture or language can make it even tougher. That’s why nearly 1,300 new international and Aboriginal students will arrive at UBC early to get a jump start on academic success.
By Lesley Campbell on June 5, 2012
For almost a month Musqueam community members and their supporters have been maintaining a 24-hour vigil at the ancient village of c̓əsnaʔəm (also known as the Marpole Midden), the site of a planned 108-unit residential condo development…
By UBC Public Affairs on May 22, 2012
Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.
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…
By Thane Bonar on March 21, 2012
The University of British Columbia has launched two new major entrance scholarships for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students entering UBC undergraduate programs from secondary school, in an effort to attract and support the most accomplished and promising Aboriginal students from across Canada.
By Rupert Richardson on March 15, 2012
Rupert Richardson, a recent NITEP graduate, is now an M.Ed. student in the Education Studies Department and works for the Institute for Aboriginal Health and College for Health Disciplines. Here he shares some of his story.
By Kirsten Scansen on November 4, 2011
From August 15- 31st 2011, nine new-to-UBC Aboriginal students took part in the Jump Start orientation program. Traditionally a program for international students, 2011 was the first year that an Aboriginal cohort was included alongside international students.
By Thane Bonar on August 19, 2011
Starting with Frank Calder in 1946, countless distinguished and influential Aboriginal figures have graduated from UBC. Alumni include political leaders, artists, poets, authors, judges, and musicians who have gone on to profoundly influence Canadian politics and culture.