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Jumpstarting Success

The first year of university can be tough, but a different culture or language can make it even tougher. That’s why nearly 1,300 new international and Aboriginal students will arrive at UBC early to get a jump start on academic success.

Gordon Christie and Darlene Johnston

No Longer Optional: Law curriculum requires Aboriginal Rights and Treaties

Aboriginal legal education goes mainstream this fall when, for the first time, all UBC law students will take the Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada as a first year course. UBC is one of the first Canadian law schools to make this a requirement for graduation.

Daniel Heath Justice

A message from Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, New First Nations Studies Program Chair

The UBC First Nations Studies Program is excited to introduce Dr. Daniel Heath Justice as Chair of the First Nations Studies Program. Here is a message from Daniel…

18 arrested for murder of Indigenous leader in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation

Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of indigenous leader Nisio Gomes.

Candace Galla

Traditional dancing connects researcher to her language

Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla’s emails begin with Aloha and end with na’u—literally meaning ‘mine’ or equivalent to ‘yours’ in Hawaiian—or Mahalo—thank you. “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla, who studies indigenous language revitalization in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education.

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