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UBC Mourns Passing of Former Musqueam Chief Ernie Campbell

Ernie Campbell, for many years elected chief of the Musqueam Indian Band, passed away recently. Beloved by the students who rode his school bus every day and a respected leader, he will be missed.

CSI: Cedar Science Investigators

To unlock the secrets of B.C.’s past, Lori Daniels and her lab look deep inside some of the province’s longest living inhabitants – old growth trees. “We call ourselves CSI detectives … the Cedar Science Investigators,” said Daniels, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry who studies tree rings. Tree rings can tell you a […]

Two Professors Recognized by First Nations Community

Two UBC Forestry professors were honoured by Keyoh holders at a “Dené ilhuna hooz leh” event in Fort St. James, BC on July 1st 2013. Professors John Nelson and Gary Bull are being recognized for partnering with the Maiyoo Keyoh Society to deliver a course on sustainable forest management. In the course, students work with […]

One Mind, One Heart Exhibit at MOA

One Mind, One Heart is the response of the Heiltsuk Nation to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and to oil tanker traffic in their territories. The exhibit features the ancestral guardian ’Yágis swallowing an oil tanker trespassing in Heiltsuk waters.

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.

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