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Aboriginal Youth Circle

Aboriginal Youth Circle Brings Together Youth from Across the Province

Aboriginal youth from across the province are being brought together by the UBC Division of Aboriginal People’s Health to engage with peers and role models, and they don’t even have to leave their home communities…

Musqueam Jim Kew and Stephen Toope

A Powerful Musqueam Welcome to UBC

On November 3rd, UBC opened the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the most sustainable building in North America. Kwes Kwestin (Jim Kew), Cultural Representative for the Musqueam Indian Band, spoke to attendees at the opening celebration on behalf of Musqueam. Read his full remarks.

Indian Residential School Dialogue Chief Bobby Joseph

Aboriginal Leaders, UBC Scholars Gather for Dialogue on Indian Residential Schools

The First Nations House of Learning welcomed nearly 200 senior university administrators, national Aboriginal leaders, faculty members, and residential school survivors on November 1st for a dialogue on the history and legacy of the Indian residential schools and the role that contemporary educational institutions can play in addressing them.

Indigenous Garden at the UBC Farm

Growing social sustainability at UBC Farm

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm hosts a number of indigenous food security initiatives that are seeding social sustainability through the elements of water, earth and community.

First Nations Students at summer camp

PIMS and FNHL Offer Emerging Aboriginal Scholars Summer Camp

This summer, 20 First Nations students in grades 10 and 11 attended the ‘Emerging Aboriginal Scholars’ summer camp jointly run by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the UBC First Nations House of Learning. The camp ran for five weeks from July to August, 2011.

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