Stories

First Nations Water Health

In October 2010 Dr Madjid Mohseni and colleagues from UBC’s Faculty of Science hosted a conference aimed at improving First Nations water supplies. [video]

Prof. Dave Close Identifies Evolutionary Link

Dr Dave Close began thinking about lamprey because it was a declining traditional food stock for his community, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. But recently, his work on steroid stress indicators, identified an important link in evolutionary history.

UBC Dentistry Team Serves Penelakut First Nation

This past July [2010], dental and dental hygiene students, alumni and faculty of UBC Dentistry, along with community dentists and other volunteers, donated their time and professional skills to the people of Penelakut First Nation. The community volunteer clinic took place over a weekend on Kuper Island, a small, 8.66-square-kilometre island located east of Chemainus, BC, a town on Vancouver Island.

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Dara Kelly remembers the day when a fellow student asked why aboriginal people were “so screwed up” in a class discussion. Her and other students’ experiences led to an innovative student project . . .

Sharing Indigenous Experiences Worldwide

The opportunity to participate in the Go Global program gave Catherine Pitawanakwat the chance to share her knowledge about Indigenous issues with travelers from all over the world …

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