Gifts from alumni, parents, students, corporations, foundations and other friends help the UBC community to reach its goals of meeting the needs of Aboriginal students and communities and expanding the many leading programs addressing Aboriginal concerns across the university.
Donations may be made to programs, departments or initiatives on campus, or donors may wish to contribute to areas of greatest need. Please contact us for more information on programs and opportunities or contact UBC Development for more information about giving to Aboriginal initiatives, or visit Aboriginal Initiatives at UBC Development and Alumni Engagement.
We are extremely grateful for the assistance that we receive. Every gift makes a difference. Your support enriches the experiences of students, and through them, our community and our world. It supports valuable and necessary research and developing ways of working together that will shape our future.
Please see the stories below to learn how others have supported Aboriginal engagement at UBC.
June 5, 2018 – Retired Canadian diplomat and Corporate Director, John P. Bell, a graduate of UBC Commerce class of 1962, recently provided for a gift in his will to support the First Nations House of Learning at UBC, which is housed in the First Nations Longhouse. His father, businessman and philanthropist Jack Bell, was […]
April 18, 2018 – Last week, on April 9th, more than 1000 people gathered inside and outside of a protective rain shelter to witness the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, which also included UBC President Santa J. Ono apologizing to survivors of Indian residential schools for the university’s involvement in […]
April 4, 2017 – The day started out under a bank of rain clouds at the University of British Columbia and ended with a Haida totem pole being raised under sunshine to the cheers of thousands. On April 1st, Reconciliation Pole, as it’s officially known, a 55-foot red cedar pole carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James […]
March 24, 2017 – Dr. Wilton Littlechild, Honorary Chief of the Maskwacis Crees and Commissioner with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, was last fall’s inaugural speaker at the Global Indigenous Rights Lecture Series at UBC. The lecture, presented by UBC’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies in partnership with CBC Radio One and the Laurier Institution, and […]
November 24, 2016 – The Haida Looplex X, which now hangs in the UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Forest Sciences Centre atrium, is one of four fibreglass replicas of the famous “Lootas” (or “wave-eater”), a traditional Haida canoe. The Lootas was carved by the late Bill Reid and a team Haida carvers from a single red […]