Stories

Program gives Aboriginal secondary students up-close look at university science studies

May 26, 2017 – Imagine the excitement of being a grade 11 student from a small community immersed in a major Canadian university environment doing actual science lab research for one week. This is exactly what Keden Cole and Susan Silvey got to do from May 15 to 19 at the University of British Columbia. […]

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD Admissions program graduated nine students. Like previous years, the graduates were acknowledged at a special celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 23rd. The graduation event, which was attended by families, friends and supporters, saw the newly-minted MDs walk through […]

Reconciliation in action

May 2, 2017 – Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and if we are truly committed to it, we must welcome engagement with awkward and difficult situations that must be rectified. This is one such engagement story from our campus. By Severn Cullis-Suzuki, PhD Student in Anthropology It was exciting to return to my home city […]

Reconciliation Pole installed at UBC

April 4, 2017 – The day started out under a bank of rain clouds at the University of British Columbia and ended with a Haida totem pole being raised under sunshine to the cheers of thousands. On April 1st, Reconciliation Pole, as it’s officially known, a 55-foot red cedar pole carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James […]

First Nations House of Learning remembers Beau Dick

March 28, 2017 – The staff at the First Nations House of Learning acknowledges with great sadness the passing of their dear friend Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw hereditary chief, renowned master carver, and for the past four years resident artist at UBC. “We’re all tremendously saddened by Beau’s passing, and extend our deepest condolences to his […]

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