FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

May 28, 2015 – Last Saturday, the First Nations House of Learning hosted the largest Aboriginal student graduation celebration in the history of the UBC First Nations Longhouse, which opened in 1993. Fifty-one graduates participated, including honorary NITEP graduate, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant. This represented a quarter of the more than 200 Aboriginal students who […]

Creating a New Way Forward: Release of TRC Findings & Recommendations

May 25, 2015 – The Vancouver Coordinating Committee for TRC Closing Events is inviting interested members of the public to register for the upcoming event, “Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations”. This event is taking place on Tuesday, June 2nd from 8:00–11:00 AM PST. Location: SFU Woodwards – Djavad […]

UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule

May 15, 2015 – Long before the training wheels on her first bicycle were removed, Lee-Anna Huisman had her sights set on the road ahead. “I wanted to be a doctor from a really young age,” recalls Huisman, who grew up in Terrace, B.C. “My parents tell me that as early as kindergarten, I used […]

UBC Psychology graduate Ryan Tomm is making science cool with Aboriginal teens

May 14, 2015 – Growing up, Ryan Tomm didn’t know he would be a scientist one day. It was a series of decisions that led him on his eventual path to study and do research at UBC. His research explores the effects of aging on decision-making, executive functions and cognitive flexibility. Understanding the brain “I […]

Indigenous languages professor receives Dean of Arts Award

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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