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UBC Mechanical Engineering raises tribute pole in honor of Alan Steeves

April 15, 2016 – For the past three years, visitors to UBC’s Mechanical Engineering department have been greeted by Eena, the beaver in the department’s crest that hangs just outside reception. Now Eena is joined by several new faces, who both welcome us and share with us a story about a great artist, colleague, and […]

Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow Jr. carved the new Musqueam Post during UBC’s Centennial year. Photo credit: Martin Dee

Musqueam post dedicated at UBC Vancouver campus

April 8, 2016 – The Musqueam people and the University of British Columbia acknowledged their developing partnership on April 6th with the dedication of a striking cedar post installed prominently on the Point Grey campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Carved by talented Musqueam artist, Brent […]

Squamish artist James Harry at the raising of his pole at the UBC Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Unveiling of Artwork in Honour of Alan Steeves

March 15, 2016 – The following remarks were prepared by Professor Sheldon Green, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, for the February 22nd unveiling of a tribute pole by Squamish artist James Harry in honour of the late Alan Steeves. Good afternoon. I am Sheldon Green, the Head of Mechanical Engineering. Larry, thank you for […]

UBC student Adina Williams (middle) of the Squamish Nation at a Smart and Caring Communities panel discussion in West Vancouver on March 3rd, as part of Governor General David Johnston's challenge to communities to be smarter and caring leading up the country's 150th birthday in 2017. 
Photo credit: Sonya Adloff, West Vancouver Schools

Smart and caring communities include reconciliation: UBC First Nation student

March 10, 2016 – UBC arts student and Squamish Nation member Adina Williams was a member of a distinguished panel in West Vancouver last week, which included a presentation from the Governor General of Canada, The Honourable David Johnston. The Sea to Sky Community Foundations hosted the event as part of its response to the […]

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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 […]

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