By Margot Leigh Butler on January 6, 2010
By Dr. Margot Leigh Butler, Academic Director “To me, writing has become a way of coping with life. Ten years ago I was living in the streets of the Downtown Eastside, a chronic alcoholic, a drug addict. I started to attend a life skills class at the Pride Centre. There I analyzed why I was […]
By Dr. Margot Leigh Butler, Academic Director on January 6, 2010
The Humanities 101 Community Programme (Hum101) offers free non-credit university-level courses at UBC for people living on the Downtown Eastside (DTES) and nearby areas who are passionate about learning and knowledge, and who are living on very low incomes. Students receive bus tickets to get to and from UBC for each class, vouchers for meals […]
By Karrmen Crey on December 4, 2009
The First Nations House of Learning welcomes Dr. David Close from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. He will serve as the Distinguished Science Professor of Aboriginal Fisheries in Fisheries and Zoology.
By Karrmen Crey on December 1, 2009
Services for Aboriginal students at UBC just got an extra boost. Students looking for one-on-one help with course assignments and essay writing can now look to Brittany Luby, the First Nations Longhouse tutor for 2009/2010. Brittany, a graduate student in the UBC history department, approached the First Nations House of Learning with an offer to […]