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Aboriginal (Un) History month: Cultivating Conversations

UBC Library, in partnership with the Musqueam Indian Band, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology and the Museum of Anthropology, has coordinated a series of events in June. Aboriginal (Un)History Month celebrates Aboriginal creativity, scholarship, and intellectual traditions. It aims to educate, and cultivate conversations about relationship, representation, and recognition.

2010 Book by Former UBC PhD Student and Instructor Provides In-Depth Look at c̓əsnaʔəm

For almost a month Musqueam community members and their supporters have been maintaining a 24-hour vigil at the ancient village of c̓əsnaʔəm (also known as the Marpole Midden), the site of a planned 108-unit residential condo development…

UBC Professor Testifies to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UBC Professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot was in Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud Sioux reservation) in South Dakota this month to provide written and oral testimony to Professor James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC

Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.

UBC Community as Teacher Program Receives National Award

The Division of Health Care Communication in the College of Health Disciplines’ “Community as Teacher” Program has been awarded a national Community Service-Learning Award from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Through the program, UBC students learn alongside Aboriginal youth at summer camps led by Elders, youth workers and cultural leaders.

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