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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.

Welcoming UBC’s largest group of first year Aboriginal medical students

Medical students participate in a traditional drum making session led by Elder Old Hands.

October 15, 2015 – Dexter James (Metis) and Kelly Lynn Soros (Metis) always dreamed of attending medical school. Motivated by both family members and practitioners in their communities, these two young Aboriginal students realized their dream and were admitted as part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s MD class of 2019. On Saturday, August 29th, […]

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UBC-Langara partnership breaks down education barriers for Aboriginal students

UBC Langara Signing: Dr. Trotter and Dr. Piper

MEDIA RELEASE September 25, 2015 – The University of British Columbia and Langara College announced today a formal partnership to fully establish a university transfer program for Aboriginal students. The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program began three years ago as a pilot project, but will now become a lasting agreement. It helps First Nations, Metis and Inuit students […]

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Aboriginal husband and wife duo take on academia together

Nicole and Chris Cardinal at their college graduation

September 25, 2015 – Newlyweds Nicole and Chris Cardinal are used to doing things together. They graduated from high school together, and then from college. Now, they’re attending university together, both majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. The couple transferred from Langara to UBC last year. They’re among […]

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FNHL takes new approach to student orientation

2015 Orientation Open House, First Nations Longhouse

September 24, 2015 – This year, the First Nations House of Learning undertook a fresh approach to orientating new Aboriginal students to the UBC campus. On September 3rd, first year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students were invited to participate in an open house and welcome reception at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the First Nations […]

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A Quick Study with Chris Cardinal

Chris Cardinal

September 24, 2015 – On intellectual awareness, positive change, being a husband, a father, and a Cree First Nations male, and picking up a guitar. Meet Chris Cardinal, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts. >> Quick Study: Chris Cardinal Quick Study is an ongoing series aimed at getting to know what motivates and […]

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