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UBC Aboriginal Grads at the 2016 FNHL Graduation Celebration

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2016

June 13, 2016 – On Saturday, May 28th, at the UBC First Nations Longhouse, 40 Aboriginal grads out of over 170 overall celebrated with family, friends and supporters the successful completion of their programs. Below is a video record of the event, taken from the live webcast that day. This year’s celebration included a keynote […]

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 […]

Jocelyne and Randy Robinson

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 […]

UBC student Adina Williams (middle) of the Squamish Nation at a Smart and Caring Communities panel discussion in West Vancouver on March 3rd, as part of Governor General David Johnston's challenge to communities to be smarter and caring leading up the country's 150th birthday in 2017. 
Photo credit: Sonya Adloff, West Vancouver Schools

Smart and caring communities include reconciliation: UBC First Nation student

March 10, 2016 – UBC arts student and Squamish Nation member Adina Williams was a member of a distinguished panel in West Vancouver last week, which included a presentation from the Governor General of Canada, The Honourable David Johnston. The Sea to Sky Community Foundations hosted the event as part of its response to the […]

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