Stories

Nursing professor’s mentorship makes an impact in Aboriginal communities and beyond

December 22, 2015 – Annette Browne, professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, has won the 2015 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for her outstanding research contributions and engagement as an educator, mentor and community scholar. Browne focuses on addressing inequities in health, particularly within Aboriginal communities. She conducts research on access to […]

Welcoming UBC’s largest group of first year Aboriginal medical students

October 15, 2015 – Dexter James (Metis) and Kelly Lynn Soros (Metis) always dreamed of attending medical school. Motivated by both family members and practitioners in their communities, these two young Aboriginal students realized their dream and were admitted as part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s MD class of 2019. On Saturday, August 29th, […]

UBC-Langara partnership breaks down education barriers for Aboriginal students

MEDIA RELEASE September 25, 2015 – The University of British Columbia and Langara College announced today a formal partnership to fully establish a university transfer program for Aboriginal students. The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program began three years ago as a pilot project, but will now become a lasting agreement. It helps First Nations, Metis and Inuit students […]

Aboriginal husband and wife duo take on academia together

September 25, 2015 – Newlyweds Nicole and Chris Cardinal are used to doing things together. They graduated from high school together, and then from college. Now, they’re attending university together, both majoring in First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia. The couple transferred from Langara to UBC last year. They’re among […]

FNHL takes new approach to student orientation

September 24, 2015 – This year, the First Nations House of Learning undertook a fresh approach to orientating new Aboriginal students to the UBC campus. On September 3rd, first year undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students were invited to participate in an open house and welcome reception at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the First Nations […]

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