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Feature Story: Study links sexual assault to residential school legacy.

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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.


Indigenous languages professor receives Dean of Arts Award

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April 27, 2015 – UBC Anthropology professor Patricia Shaw, the founder of what is now the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program (FNEL), is the Dean of Arts Award recipient for 2014-15. Dr. Shaw has been with the university for over 35 years. A celebrated phonologist, Dr. Shaw founded the award-winning First Nations Languages Program […]

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Redeeming CEP Personal Credits for Education at UBC

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Update: April 21, 2015 – The deadline for submitting CEP Personal Education Credit Redemption forms to UBC is quickly approaching. Please ensure all redemption forms are submitted to Heather Mitchell in Enrolment Services no later than May 31, 2015. Personal education credits can cover UBC courses that end by August 31, 2015. Newly Admitted Students […]

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UBC journalism students learn about indigenous issues in Australia

Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove, from the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia, spent 10 days at the UBC Journalism school this past February.
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 […]

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Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse

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NEWS RELEASE | April 10, 2015 | Children of residential school survivors and victims of childhood sexual abuse are at increased risk of sexual assault VANCOUVER – A new study by The Cedar Project is the first in Canada to show that survivors of sexual abuse and children of residential school survivors are at disproportionately […]

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NITEP receives 2014/15 Alfred Scow Award

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March 23, 2015 – Last week, NITEP (Indigenous Teachers Education Program) was awarded the Alfred Scow Award by the Office of the Vice-President, Students. The Alfred Scow Award is part of the Student Development Awards, and is granted to an undergraduate program or department that has significantly contributed to student development. Information on the Alfred […]

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