Stories

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 …

Indigenous Student Lauren Redman

Peer Advisor Lauren Redman Discusses Her Experiences as a Student at UBC

In June of this year, Lauren Redman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia. Redman, who is a Metis student from Selkirk, Manitoba, was not always so sure of the direction she wanted to take with her studies. After taking some courses at Langara College, […]

Aboriginal Health Education for Students

The Division of Aboriginal Peoples Health began in 2001 with the intent to increase the number of Indigenous physicians, to support Indigenous students and residents, as well as to educate and support non-Indigenous physicians working in communities.

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