May 28, 2018 – On Saturday, May 26th, the First Nations House of Learning held its annual graduation celebration for participating Indigenous graduates at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (see video below).
This year’s turnout was higher than most, with 58 of 211 eligible graduates celebrating, along with family, friends and supporters.
The keynote was provided by UBC president Santa Ono (0:24:45), with special remarks for students by Dr. Linc Kesler, director of the First Nations House of Learning (1:38:30), who also blanketed Dr. Eric Eich and Dr. Helen Burt for their respective contributions to Indigenous initiatives at UBC (1:52:30).
Musqueam’s Alec Dan sang an honour song for the graduates (1:33:40).
The graduating student speaker was Jessica La Rochelle (1:39:00).
Related: FNHL Graduation Celebration 2017
Watch the video recording of the event:
Page Modified: June 6, 2018