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UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD Admissions program graduated nine students. Like previous years, the graduates were acknowledged at a special celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 23rd. The graduation event, which was attended by families, friends and supporters, saw the newly-minted MDs walk through […]

Reconciliation Pole installed at UBC

April 4, 2017 – The day started out under a bank of rain clouds at the University of British Columbia and ended with a Haida totem pole being raised under sunshine to the cheers of thousands. On April 1st, Reconciliation Pole, as it’s officially known, a 55-foot red cedar pole carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James […]

Wilton Littlechild inaugural presenter at UBC lecture series

March 24, 2017 – Dr. Wilton Littlechild, Honorary Chief of the Maskwacis Crees and Commissioner with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, was last fall’s inaugural speaker at the Global Indigenous Rights Lecture Series at UBC.  The lecture, presented by UBC’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies in partnership with CBC Radio One and the Laurier Institution, and […]

Haida canoe installed at UBC

November 24, 2016 – The Haida Looplex X canoe was recently installed in the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Forest Sciences Centre atrium. The installation was formally announced during a ceremony for the event. The canoe is one of four fibreglass replicas of the famous “Lootas” (or “wave-eater”), a traditional Haida canoe, carved by the late […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

June 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 28th, at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, 40 Aboriginal grads out of over 170 overall celebrated with family, friends and supporters the successful completion of their programs. Below is a video record of the event, taken from the live webcast that day. This year’s celebration included a keynote […]

Musqueam post installed at UBC

April 8, 2016 – The Musqueam people and the University of British Columbia acknowledged their developing partnership on April 6th with the dedication of a striking cedar post installed prominently on the Point Grey campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Carved by talented Musqueam artist, Brent […]

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015. Inspirational address At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

May 28, 2015 – On Saturday, May 23rd, more than fifty of more than 200 Aboriginal grads gathered in the First Nations Longhouse on the Vancouver campus for the Aboriginal Grad ceremony. The event was streamed live to more than a hundred viewers unable to attend in person. You can now watch the record of […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

May 28, 2015 – Last Saturday, the First Nations House of Learning hosted the largest Aboriginal student graduation celebration in the history of the UBC First Nations Longhouse, which opened in 1993. Fifty-one graduates participated, including honorary NITEP graduate, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant. This represented a quarter of the more than 200 Aboriginal students who […]

UBC journalism students learn about indigenous issues in Australia

April 16, 2015 – Students at the j-school learned first-hand what it’s like to work with indigenous peoples from around the world. Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove, from the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia, spent 10 days at the school this past February as one of this year’s Canwest Visiting Professors. Lovegrove is a radio producer for […]