UBC Professor Testifies to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UBC Professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot was in Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud Sioux reservation) in South Dakota this month to provide written and oral testimony to Professor James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC

Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.

UBC Community as Teacher Program Receives National Award

The Division of Health Care Communication in the College of Health Disciplines’ “Community as Teacher” Program has been awarded a national Community Service-Learning Award from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Through the program, UBC students learn alongside Aboriginal youth at summer camps led by Elders, youth workers and cultural leaders.

Waubgeshig Rice

Robson Reading Series Presents Waubgeshig Rice

Ojibway writer and journalist Waubgeshig Rice will be reading from his short story collection Midnight Sweatlodge on May 17th at UBC Robson Square.

Elder Larry Grant

Elder Larry Grant Featured by UBC Chinese Canadian Stories Project

Elder Larry Grant, our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning, is well-known and much appreciated for welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests to the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam (hyperlink to Musqueam website), hən’q’əmin’əm’-speaking people…

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