Stories

A Year of Growth and Change in the F.N.S.P.

The First Nations Studies Program (FNSP) has seen another successful year of growth, development, and positive change. We are happy to announce the addition of a fourth scholar to our core faculty. Sheryl Lightfoot is Keweenaw Bay Anishinaabe and will be joining us from the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Sheryl […]

New Faculty, Initiatives, and Events

Submitted by Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education Greetings from the Faculty of Education! I am pleased to present highlights from the 2008/09 academic year and to tell you about some of our plans for the 2009/10 academic year. Faculty We welcome two new Indigenous faculty members: Drs. Mark Aquash […]

The CEDAR Summer Camp Program

Submitted by Mette Bach The CEDAR Summer Camp is an initiative that involves at least fifty volunteers from various departments at UBC. The program welcomes forty Aboriginal youth from the Lower Mainland each year to take part in fun experiments, workshops, and hands-on learning. CEDAR, which stands for Cross-cultural Education through Demonstration, Activity and Recreation, […]

TD Bank Financial Group Donates $1M

Media Release, June 22, 2009 The University of British Columbia received a $1 million donation from TD Bank Financial Group today to create an endowment that will provide a lasting legacy in business education for Aboriginal students. The gift will improve access and support for Aboriginal learners pursuing a business education.  Today’s donation is the […]

Stories from the Humanities 101 Programme

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 […]

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