Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec

New Dakelh doctors look northward

May 31, 2016 – Childhood friends Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec are among eight Aboriginal MDs graduating from the Faculty of Medicine this year. From childhood to high school to medical school, Nathan Teegee and Todd Alec have shared geographic, cultural and academic bonds along the way. Now graduating from the Northern Medical Program (NMP), […]

L to R: Dr Todd Alec, Nak’azdli Nation, Family Practice in Prince George; Dr Nathan Teegee, Takla Lake Nation, Dermatology in Vancouver; Dr Lara Des Roches, Metis Nation, Sabbatical Masters in Ethics; Dr Geoffrey Johnson, Metis Nation, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Victoria; Dr David Shepherd, Cree Nation, Family Practice in Prince George. 
Missing: Dr Michael Bergunder, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Red Deer; Dr Travis Thompson, Metis Nation, Family Practice in Penticton; Dr Patricia Caddy, Winnebago Sioux, Family Practice in Nanaimo.

UBC Aboriginal MD Graduates Class of 2016

May 26, 2016 – This year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Aboriginal MD admissions program graduated eight students. The graduates were acknowledged at a special gathering at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on May 24, attended by families, friends and supporters. Related story: New Dakelh doctors look northward The event, emceed by James Andrew, Aboriginal […]


BCom undergrad is getting Aboriginal students excited to study at Sauder

January 8, 2016 – If Althea Wishloff could make one thing clear to young Aboriginal students contemplating a degree in business, it would be “you can do it too.” With a Gitxsan First Nations background, the fourth-year BCom student is an active proponent in B.C.’s Aboriginal community promoting business education. A self-confessed math addict from […]

UBC Langara Signing: Dr. Trotter and Dr. Piper

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 […]

Jessie Ramsay
Allard School of Law Graduate

Jessie Ramsay: ‘I always knew I was going to be a lawyer’

July 28, 2015 – Recently called to the bar, Jessie Ramsay is looking forward to developing her legal career in Chilliwack, where she grew up and spent most of her childhood. After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in First Nations studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Ramsay went straight […]

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