Regions differ in Indigenous acknowledgement at Canadian universities

March 1, 2017 – Acknowledgement of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples vary at universities across Canada, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia, the first academic study of its kind. The study identified five different types of acknowledgement at universities in B.C., the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic. These acknowledgements are […]

Program benefits Indigenous women experiencing violence

December 15, 2016 – Indigenous women face rates of violence at least four times higher than other women in Canada. UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues recently evaluated an intervention to determine what works best to improve the health of Indigenous women who experience violence, including partner violence. In this Q&A, she talks […]

Bill Reid’s Looplex X canoe installed at UBC

November 24, 2016 – The Haida Looplex X, which now hangs in the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Forest Sciences Centre atrium, is one of four fibreglass replicas of the famous “Lootas” (or “wave-eater”), a traditional Haida canoe. The Lootas was carved by the late Bill Reid and a team Haida carvers from a single red […]

UBC alumnus creates new entrance award for Aboriginal students

October 26, 2016 – “I think education is foundational for building a community, city, or nation,” says Barj Dhahan, UBC alumnus (BA 1983) and CEO of the Sandhurst Group, above. “Education leads to equality. It leads to opportunities for all.” Barj, who describes himself as “interested in a bit of everything,” comes from a family […]

UBC Farm’s Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens gets Musqueam name

October 25, 2016 – Earlier this month at a traditional ceremony, UBC Farm’s Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens received a Musqueam name, a pole by an Algonquin artist, and had a small boulder recognized as its place marker. The gardens, like the campus itself, is situated on the traditional territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam […]

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