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Indigenous high school students get inspired at UBC

Indigenous high school students get inspired at UBC

This past May, the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program and UBC hosted 31 Indigenous high school students, where they immersed themselves into campus life, including enjoying quality time in science and engineering labs doing hands-on research. In addition to being mentored by professors and graduate-level students, the grade 11 and 12 students […]

Musqueam-UBC program promotes youth well-being

Musqueam-UBC program promotes youth well-being

July 12, 2017 – The following Q & A was conducted with the First Nations House of Learning’s Ryanne James, coordinator of the Bridge Through Sport program, a Musqueam-UBC initiative that combines recreational sports and educational activities for the benefit of Musqueam youth. Please share something about yourself in relation to your work with Bridge […]

Susan Silvey and Keden Cole at UBC

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. […]

Aboriginal High School Students Experience UBC Forestry

Aboriginal High School Students Experience UBC Forestry

October 24, 2016 – The Verna J Kirkness Education Program was founded in 2009, and was designed to increase the number of Aboriginal students in science programs. This past spring saw the first year of this program at UBC, with eight grade 11 students spending one week at the Faculty of Forestry working on science […]

UBC Aboriginal science camp gets boost from NSERC

UBC Aboriginal science camp gets boost from NSERC

May 13, 2016 – Five UBC projects that support hands-on learning, including an Aboriginal science camp, have received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. Two UBC Science initiatives will receive a total of $135,000 over a period of three years: the Cedar Science Camp and Mentorship Program, […]

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. Photo by Don Erhardt.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.

The 2011 NYP Team

Summer Employment Opportunity at MOA for High School Students

The Native Youth Program (NYP) at the UBC Museum of Anthropology has an exciting summer employment opportunity for Aboriginal secondary school students.

300 Aboriginal Youth Become “UBC Students For A Day”

300 Aboriginal Youth Become “UBC Students For A Day”

More than 300 Aboriginal high school students will become “UBC students for a day” when the 19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards come to Vancouver this week….

Aboriginal Youth Circle Brings Together Youth from Across the Province

Aboriginal Youth Circle Brings Together Youth from Across the Province

Aboriginal youth from across the province are being brought together by the UBC Division of Aboriginal People’s Health to engage with peers and role models, and they don’t even have to leave their home communities…

300 Aboriginal Youth to visit UBC for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Series

300 Aboriginal Youth to visit UBC for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Series

300 First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth will come to UBC to explore the campus on February 23rd. The visit is part of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Series….