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BCom undergrad is getting Aboriginal students excited to study at Sauder

January 8, 2016 – If Althea Wishloff could make one thing clear to young Aboriginal students contemplating a degree in business, it would be “you can do it too.” With a Gitxsan First Nations background, the fourth-year BCom student is an active proponent in B.C.’s Aboriginal community promoting business education. A self-confessed math addict from […]

Professor Annette Browne, UBC School of Nursing

Nursing professor’s mentorship makes an impact in Aboriginal communities and beyond

December 22, 2015 – Annette Browne, professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, has won the 2015 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for her outstanding research contributions and engagement as an educator, mentor and community scholar. Browne focuses on addressing inequities in health, particularly within Aboriginal communities. She conducts research on access to […]

Medical students participate in a traditional drum making session led by Elder Old Hands.

Welcoming UBC’s largest group of first year Aboriginal medical students

October 15, 2015 – Dexter James (Metis) and Kelly Lynn Soros (Metis) always dreamed of attending medical school. Motivated by both family members and practitioners in their communities, these two young Aboriginal students realized their dream and were admitted as part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s MD class of 2019. On Saturday, August 29th, […]

UBC Langara Signing: Dr. Trotter and Dr. Piper

UBC-Langara partnership breaks down education barriers for Aboriginal students

MEDIA RELEASE September 25, 2015 – The University of British Columbia and Langara College announced today a formal partnership to fully establish a university transfer program for Aboriginal students. The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program began three years ago as a pilot project, but will now become a lasting agreement. It helps First Nations, Metis and Inuit students […]

Nicole and Chris Cardinal at their college graduation

Aboriginal husband and wife duo take on academia together

September 25, 2015 – Newlyweds Nicole and Chris Cardinal are used to doing things together. They graduated from high school together, and then from college. Now, they’re attending university together, both majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. The couple transferred from Langara to UBC last year. They’re among […]

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