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Musqueam flag raised at UBC

February 25, 2019 – The flag of the Musqueam Indian Band was permanently raised on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus today, thus formally signifying the university’s recognition of the Musqueam in whose traditional, ancestral and unceded lands the university is located. It joins the provincial and UBC flags in the SUB North Plaza. […]

Helping to preserve a language 1,200 kilometres from home

January 17, 2019 – “My name is Gawagani. I come from the house of Gamlaxyeltxw.” Gawagani, or Vincent Gogag, is 1,200 kilometres from home, and has just finished speaking the Gitksan language for a group of students on a Wednesday afternoon. This is part of Gogag’s role as a language consultant with the University of […]

AMS apologizes to Indigenous peoples

November 6, 2018 – Last month, UBC Alma Mater Society President Marium Hamid delivered an apology to Indigenous peoples during a meeting with Indigenous students at the First Nations Longhouse. AMS expressed on behalf of 56,000 current undergraduate and graduate students of the University of British Columbia its “profound regret” for not making “serious efforts […]

Appointments: Director, First Nations House of Learning; Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs

July 24, 2018 – The Provost is delighted to announce that Dr. Margaret Moss has been appointed to the role of Director of the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL), for a five-year term commencing November 1, 2018, and that Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot has been appointed to the role of Senior Advisor to the President […]

Indigenous high school students get inspired at UBC

June 28, 2018 – This past May, the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program and UBC hosted 31 Indigenous high school students, where they immersed themselves into campus life, including enjoying quality time in science and engineering labs doing hands-on research. In addition to being mentored by professors and graduate-level students, the grade […]

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