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.
By Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Thane Bonar on March 1, 2011
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]
By Basil Waugh on December 1, 2010
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 . . .
By Kasondra White on August 18, 2010
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, […]
By Kasondra White on August 9, 2010
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]