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Boracay Island, Home of the Atis and their Struggle for Land

Chaya Go is a UBC Anthropology student and works for the Assisi Development Foundation, Inc., a private non-profit organization in the Philippines which proudly supports the Ati community of Boracay Island in various development projects.

Dr. Christopher Zed has been instrumental in creating and maintaining the Haida Gwaii program. Credit: Martin Dee

UBC Dentistry in Haida Gwaii

For more than a decade, UBC Dentistry has sustained a significant presence on Haida Gwaii, providing round-the-clock service 365 days a year.

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Protecting Land, Protecting People

From Guyana to Vancouver, Janette Bulkan has built a career on protecting indigenous land rights and access to resources.

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Supporting Students: as a Teacher, Volunteer, and Donor

Since graduating from UBC’s first teaching class in secondary education in 1958, Thelma has demonstrated an overwhelming compassion for young people striving to better themselves through education. Her ongoing efforts as a volunteer and donor have opened doors for countless students.

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Celebrating Diversity through Theatre

“Among Aboriginal people, there is a prophecy known as the Eighth Fire,” says Vanessa Imeson, a fine arts student and recipient of UBC’s Aboriginal Fellowship Award, “it explains how different cultures must come together and impact each other in a positive way instead of fighting. The more we know each other, the better off we are.”

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