Stories

First Nations mother and son graduate from UBC together

May 26, 2016 – Watching a loved one graduate from university is a proud moment, but for Jocelyne and Randy Robinson, the pride will be twofold as the mother and son graduate from the University of British Columbia a day apart. Randy, 31, who once worked as a janitor scrubbing toilets, is graduating from the […]

Workshop explores ways of supporting Indigenous students at UBC

May 16, 2016 – “We’re likely intersecting with Indigenous students on a regular basis. We just might not know whether students are Indigenous, what particular needs exists or what kind of support or resources are available for students,” said Karlene Harvey, Academic Advisor at Aboriginal Student Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, at UBC. In […]

UBC Aboriginal science camp gets boost from NSERC

May 13, 2016 – Five UBC projects that support hands-on learning, including an Aboriginal science camp, have received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. Two UBC Science initiatives will receive a total of $135,000 over a period of three years: the Cedar Science Camp and Mentorship Program, […]

UBC Press and UW Press to develop digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies

May 2, 2016 – UBC Press and the University of Washington Press will develop a digital publishing platform in Indigenous studies thanks to a three-year $679,970 (CAD) grant awarded to the University of British Columbia by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project, according to a recent UBC Press news release, responds to the needs […]

UBC Mechanical Engineering raises tribute pole in honor of Alan Steeves

April 15, 2016 – For the past three years, visitors to UBC’s Mechanical Engineering department have been greeted by Eena, the beaver in the department’s crest that hangs just outside reception. Now Eena is joined by several new faces, who both welcome us and share with us a story about a great artist, colleague, and […]

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