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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]

Photo credit: Linc Kesler, 2005

Research practicum puts fashion in focus

As a child, Charlene Smoke often played school or teacher. In a recent interview, she explains that despite not graduating from high school, she “dreamed of being…”

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Aboriginal Graduation Celebration

One of the First Nations House of Learning’s great honours is to celebrate the achievement of the University of British Columbia’s Aboriginal graduates, together with their families and supporters from throughout British Columbia and beyond.

Centre for Student Involvement and Peer Programs

Centre for Student Involvement and Peer Programs

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