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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 […]

A Quick Study with Chris Cardinal

September 24, 2015 – On intellectual awareness, positive change, being a husband, a father, and a Cree First Nations male, and picking up a guitar. Meet Chris Cardinal, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts. >> Quick Study: Chris Cardinal Quick Study is an ongoing series aimed at getting to know what motivates and […]

$1M fund to open doors for Aboriginal women studying business

September 22, 2015 – A $1-million gift from the family of Warren and Maureen Spitz will fund a new awards program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business benefiting Aboriginal women pursuing business studies. The Spitz Fellows Program was created in collaboration with the philanthropic Toronto-based family and accepted its first student this month. “Our hope […]

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 […]

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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