Faculty Research

Below here is a selection of some faculty research projects on Indigenous topics. Please check back often as we will be updating and expanding this page soon.


Nursing professor’s mentorship makes an impact in Aboriginal communities and beyond

Professor Annette Browne, UBC School of Nursing

December 22, 2015 – Annette Browne, professor at UBC’s School of Nursing, has won the 2015 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award for her outstanding research contributions and engagement as an educator, mentor and community scholar. Browne focuses on addressing inequities in health, particularly within Aboriginal communities. She conducts research on access to […]

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Study links sexual assault to legacy of Indian residential schools and childhood abuse

CEDAR Project

NEWS RELEASE | April 10, 2015 | Children of residential school survivors and victims of childhood sexual abuse are at increased risk of sexual assault VANCOUVER – A new study by The Cedar Project is the first in Canada to show that survivors of sexual abuse and children of residential school survivors are at disproportionately […]

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Protecting Land, Protecting People

Bulkan

From Guyana to Vancouver, Janette Bulkan has built a career on protecting indigenous land rights and access to resources.

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New Chair of UBC’s First Nations Studies Talks Native Politics and Indigenous Fantasy Novels

Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, Chair of the First Nations Studies Program

Author and educator Daniel Heath Justice has joined UBC as both the new chair of its First Nations Studies Program, and as an associate professor in the Department of English.... ArtsWIRE spoke with Justice about his new role, his goals for the First Nations Studies Program, and about his success as a fantasy author.

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Traditional dancing connects researcher to her language

Candace Galla

Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla’s emails begin with Aloha and end with na’u—literally meaning ‘mine’ or equivalent to ‘yours’ in Hawaiian—or Mahalo—thank you. “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla, who studies indigenous language revitalization in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education.

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