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Ellie Parton

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015. Inspirational address At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, […]

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FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

May 28, 2015 – On Saturday, May 23rd, more than fifty of more than 200 Aboriginal grads gathered in the First Nations Longhouse on the Vancouver campus for the Aboriginal Grad ceremony. The event was streamed live to more than a hundred viewers unable to attend in person. You can now watch the record of […]

Aboriginal graduates gather at the UBC First Nations Longhouse for the First Nations House of Learning Graduation Celebration
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FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

May 28, 2015 – Last Saturday, the First Nations House of Learning hosted the largest Aboriginal student graduation celebration in the history of the UBC First Nations Longhouse, which opened in 1993. Fifty-one graduates participated, including honorary NITEP graduate, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant. This represented a quarter of the more than 200 Aboriginal students who […]

Lee-Anna Huisman
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UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule

May 15, 2015 – Long before the training wheels on her first bicycle were removed, Lee-Anna Huisman had her sights set on the road ahead. “I wanted to be a doctor from a really young age,” recalls Huisman, who grew up in Terrace, B.C. “My parents tell me that as early as kindergarten, I used […]

Ryan Tomm
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UBC Psychology graduate Ryan Tomm is making science cool with Aboriginal teens

May 14, 2015 – Growing up, Ryan Tomm didn’t know he would be a scientist one day. It was a series of decisions that led him on his eventual path to study and do research at UBC. His research explores the effects of aging on decision-making, executive functions and cognitive flexibility. Understanding the brain “I […]

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