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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.


Centre For Excellence in Indigenous Health

A new Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health will open at UBC on January 1, 2014. We believe that the proposed Centre will significantly improve UBC’s ability to contribute to Aboriginal health.

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UBC Aboriginal students scoop up financial awards

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December 10, 2013 – The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has provided a variety of financial awards to 68 UBC Aboriginal students to support their studies. Overall, this year the Society issued 265 awards to Aboriginal post-secondary students across the province, totaling $813,000. The Society’s 2013 B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards, announced in late […]

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UBC Mourns Passing of Former Musqueam Chief Ernie Campbell

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Ernie Campbell, for many years elected chief of the Musqueam Indian Band, passed away recently. Beloved by the students who rode his school bus every day and a respected leader, he will be missed.

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UBC Classes Suspended on September 18th for TRC

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UBC will be suspending most classes on the Vancouver campus on Wednesday, September 18th so that students, faculty, and staff may more fully engage with the National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Learn more about this historic event, the Commission, and why UBC is taking this extraordinary measure by visiting the […]

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CSI: Cedar Science Investigators

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To unlock the secrets of B.C.’s past, Lori Daniels and her lab look deep inside some of the province’s longest living inhabitants – old growth trees. “We call ourselves CSI detectives … the Cedar Science Investigators,” said Daniels, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry who studies tree rings. Tree rings can tell you a […]

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Two Professors Recognized by First Nations Community

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Two UBC Forestry professors were honoured by Keyoh holders at a “Dené ilhuna hooz leh” event in Fort St. James, BC on July 1st 2013. Professors John Nelson and Gary Bull are being recognized for partnering with the Maiyoo Keyoh Society to deliver a course on sustainable forest management. In the course, students work with […]

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