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Welcome to the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal Portal

UBC’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Please see the welcome from Musqueam elder Larry Grant (above), and visit the Musqueam Affiliation page to learn more. UBC’s Okanagan campus is located on the territory of the Okanagan Nation. Visit the Aboriginal Programs and Services site to learn about initiatives and opportunities at the Okanagan campus.


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A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, but, when students enter university with very little knowledge of Aboriginal people, history, and circumstances, sometimes even a little knowledge can make a real difference. Watch Maryel Sparks-Cardinal’s short video here


On the importance of Indigenous curriculum

The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

August 24, 2016 – When Gord Downie recently told non-Indigenous Canadians that “we were trained our entire lives to ignore” northern Indigenous issues, indeed the peoples themselves, he wasn’t wrong. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission addressed this intentional ignorance in relation to the country’s use of residential schools to “indoctrinate [Indigenous] children into a new culture” in its […]

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Aboriginal PhD student Dustin King receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

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June 21, 2016 – On May 25th, decked in full academic regalia, Dustin King crossed the stage of UBC’s Chan Centre to accept his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as the Governor General’s Gold Medal for most outstanding academic record among UBC’s more than 300 doctoral recipients in all disciplines. From […]

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FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

UBC Aboriginal Grads at the 2016 FNHL Graduation Celebration

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 […]

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New Dakelh doctors look northward

Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec

May 31, 2016 – Childhood friends Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec are among eight Aboriginal MDs graduating from the Faculty of Medicine this year. From childhood to high school to medical school, Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec have shared geographic, cultural and academic bonds along the way. Now graduating from the Northern Medical Program (NMP), […]

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UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2016

L to R: Dr Todd Alec, Nak’azdli Nation, Family Practice in Prince George; Dr Nathan Teegee, Takla Lake Nation, Dermatology in Vancouver; Dr Lara Des Roches, Metis Nation, Sabbatical Masters in Ethics; Dr Geoffrey Johnson, Metis Nation, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Victoria; Dr David Shepherd, Cree Nation, Family Practice in Prince George. 
Missing: Dr Michael Bergunder, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Red Deer; Dr Travis Thompson, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Penticton; Dr Patricia Caddy, Winnebago Sioux, Family Practice in Nanaimo.

May 26, 2016 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD admissions program graduated eight students. The graduates were acknowledged at a special gathering at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 24, attended by families, friends and supporters. Related story: New Dakelh doctors look northward The event, emceed by James Andrew, Aboriginal […]

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