Stories

Online Mentoring Program Helps Aboriginal Students Reach for Success

Through Aboriginal eMentoring BC, which started in November, around 50 aboriginal students around the province are spending up to two hours a week with a mentor from a university health science program.

Indigenous Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin

A Chance to Work with Canada’s Most Distinguished Aboriginal Filmmaker

Students enrolled in FIPR 469A this spring will have the rare opportunity to work with Canada’s most distinguished Aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin….

First Nations House of Learning Fusion Basketball Team

FNHL Fusion Basketball Team Wins Nitobe Cup

Congratulations to the FNHL Fusion basketball team who took home the Nitobe Cup last weekend in the UBC Rec Tier 2 CoRec Basketball League.

Indigenous Theatre production

New Play by MFA Design Student Blends Aboriginal Creation Stories

Combining oral tradition with theatre, this MFA Thesis Design project by Aboriginal student Vanessa Imeson blends several Aboriginal Canadian creation stories. The quirky cast of characters are brought to life with fantastical large scale puppets enlivened by an ensemble cast comprised of professional and student actors. Photo by Nancii Bernard.

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.

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