UBC experts are available to comment on the history, legacy and impact of Canada’s Indian residential school system and the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s National Event in Vancouver (Sept. 18 – 21).
First Nations Studies, Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs
· History and legacy of residential schools
First Nations Studies and Political Science
· Politics of reconciliation
· Challenges facing the TRC
School of Social Work
· Intergenerational trauma, violence in communities
· Second generation survivor
First Nations Studies and English
· Indigenous-settler reconciliation efforts
UBC is suspending most classes on its Vancouver campus Wednesday to encourage students to attend the event’s opening day. Click here to learn more about this extraordinary step.
This will be the last national event for the TRC on the West Coast. Click here to learn more about its mandate and activities.
To hear a faculty member perspective on the importance of the TRC, click here.
To find out more about how a non-indigenous student is getting involved, click here.
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