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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.

First Nations Longhouse Kitchen

Feast Bowl: Fostering and Celebrating Well-Being

Through a Healthy Workplace Initiative Program grant, a team from the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) and the Institute for Aboriginal Health (IAH) has begun hosting a monthly community Feast Bowl meal that celebrates Aboriginal traditions, healthy eating, locally grown food, and the community of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on the Vancouver […]

UBC Dentistry team Serves Penelakut First Nation

Mention a small B.C. island during July and most people assume sun, sand and vacation. For Cameron Garrett, the memorable times on Penelakut Island will revolve around patients. From July 7-10, the UBC Dentistry student – along with 23 other volunteers – will be donating his time and skills to the people of the Penelakut First Nation.

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