Aboriginal Research at UBC Vancouver
Research on Aboriginal topics by Aboriginal faculty and other experts occurs in many places across the university, in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, in education, law, and medicine, in natural resources, engineering, the sciences, and health disciplines.
Research projects developed in collaboration with Aboriginal communities and organizations constitute an especially important direction. Throughout the world Indigenous communities in the past have been subjected to extractive research practices over which they have had little or no control, and in some places, those practices continue today. Researchers at UBC have long been working to define new practices that avoid these abuses, and are continuing to develop these approaches in line with emerging national and international standards. Collaborative practices go much farther, beginning with the needs and aspirations of communities and sharing with communities their direction and control.
As this section develops, we will be bringing you stories about these and other developments and building an increasingly clear picture of the research being done here, and of the exciting new directions it is establishing. Come back often to see the stories we add. If you are a UBC researcher working in this area, contact us to share your story.