Stories

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2017

May 25, 2017 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD Admissions program graduated nine students. Like previous years, the graduates were acknowledged at a special celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 23rd. The graduation event, which was attended by families, friends and supporters, saw the newly-minted MDs walk through […]

Reconciliation in action

May 2, 2017 – Reconciliation is an ongoing process, and if we are truly committed to it, we must welcome engagement with awkward and difficult situations that must be rectified. This is one such engagement story from our campus. By Severn Cullis-Suzuki, PhD Student in Anthropology It was exciting to return to my home city […]

Reconciliation Pole installed at UBC

April 4, 2017 – The day started out under a bank of rain clouds at the University of British Columbia and ended with a Haida totem pole being raised under sunshine to the cheers of thousands. On April 1st, Reconciliation Pole, as it’s officially known, a 55-foot red cedar pole carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James […]

First Nations House of Learning remembers Beau Dick

March 28, 2017 – The staff at the First Nations House of Learning acknowledges with great sadness the passing of their dear friend Beau Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw hereditary chief, renowned master carver, and for the past four years resident artist at UBC. “We’re all tremendously saddened by Beau’s passing, and extend our deepest condolences to his […]

Wilton Littlechild inaugural presenter at UBC lecture series

March 24, 2017 – Dr. Wilton Littlechild, Honorary Chief of the Maskwacis Crees and Commissioner with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, was last fall’s inaugural speaker at the Global Indigenous Rights Lecture Series at UBC.  The lecture, presented by UBC’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies in partnership with CBC Radio One and the Laurier Institution, and […]

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