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Musqueam Welcome

Feature Story: FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

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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.


Jessie Ramsay: ‘I always knew I was going to be a lawyer’

Jessie Ramsay
Allard School of Law Graduate

July 28, 2015 – Recently called to the bar, Jessie Ramsay is looking forward to developing her legal career in Chilliwack, where she grew up and spent most of her childhood. After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in First Nations studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Ramsay went straight […]

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Aboriginal Engagement at UBC

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June 19, 2015 To: All UBC Faculty and Staff As we approach National Aboriginal Day this weekend, and the start of our Centennial year this fall, we wish to draw your attention to some Aboriginal engagement initiatives at UBC. Earlier this month, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its Final Report that […]

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Indigenous Legal Studies and Community Legal Clinic Celebrate Anniversaries

Michael Jackson, Professor Emeritus, Law

June 5, 2015 – Sowing a seed, and nurturing something special—Professor Emeritus Michael Jackson, QC, used this imagery to capture the foundation of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at the Peter A. Allard School of Law 45 years ago. On Thursday May 14th, the Allard School of Law celebrated 35 years of the ILSP […]

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Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

Ellie Parton

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, […]

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Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of Aboriginal health providers

Dr. Nadine Caron, Co-director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, Assistant Professor, UBC Northern Medical program

News Release (June 1, 2015) – The University of British Columbia has received two $1-million donations to grow the number of Aboriginal doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals. The pair of gifts – one from Chancellor Lindsay Gordon and his wife Elizabeth, and the other from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North – […]

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