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2011 Longhouse Graduation Celebration

UBC offers new $20,000 Scholarships for Aboriginal Students

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.

Rupert Richardson

Alumnus and M.Ed Student Rupert Richardson on His University Experience

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.

Cultural activities were just one component of the Jumpstart Program. Photo by Thane Bonar.

New Aboriginal Student Orientation Offered at UBC

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.

Distinguished UBC Aboriginal Alumni

Distinguished UBC Aboriginal Alumni

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.

A Passion for Health Care Policy

A Passion for Health Care Policy

Miranda Kelly doesn’t shy away from talking about her Aboriginal heritage—and modern day issues affecting the health of Aboriginal people…

UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film

UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film

Dr. Sandercock has worked in the field of planning for over thirty years and in 2007 was invited by the Cheslatta and Ts’il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake) Carrier Bands to explore the issues of community development and cultural division. [Video]

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Dara Kelly remembers the day when a fellow student asked why aboriginal people were “so screwed up” in a class discussion. Her and other students’ experiences led to an innovative student project . . .

Sharing Indigenous Experiences Worldwide

Sharing Indigenous Experiences Worldwide

The opportunity to participate in the Go Global program gave Catherine Pitawanakwat the chance to share her knowledge about Indigenous issues with travelers from all over the world …

Peer Advisor Lauren Redman Discusses Her Experiences as a Student at UBC

Peer Advisor Lauren Redman Discusses Her Experiences as a Student at UBC

In June of this year, Lauren Redman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia. Redman, who is a Metis student from Selkirk, Manitoba, was not always so sure of the direction she wanted to take with her studies. After taking some courses at Langara College, […]

Phd Student Studies the Effects of Hydroelectric Development

Phd Student Studies the Effects of Hydroelectric Development

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]