UBC experts on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Dr. Helen Brown (she/her)
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Email: helen.brown@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Health equity, decolonizing nursing and health care; Anti-Indigenous racism, Indigenous over-incarceration and criminal justice inequities, Indigenous cultural safety, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada calls to action

Dr. Robert (YELḰATŦE) Clifford (he/him)
Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Email: clifford@allard.ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Douglas Treaties, Indigenous law, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada calls to action involving the recognition, inclusion and teaching of Indigenous laws and legal traditions

Dr. Tricia Logan
Assistant Professor, School of Information
Email: tricia.logan@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Residential schools, Métis history, colonialism, truth and reconciliation, histories of Indigenous Peoples, museum studies

* Limited availability

Dr. Shandin Pete (he/him)
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Tel: 406-370-4722
Email: spete@eoas.ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Inclusion of Indigenous methodologies and scientific philosophies in education

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe
Director of Indian Residential School Centre For History and Dialogue, Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Email: Please contact Julie Gordon julie.gordon@ubc.ca to schedule an interview.
Interview language(s): English

  • Indigenous Peoples’ human and legal rights, reconciliation, constitutional law, residential schools, missing children

* Limited availability

Dr. Richard Vedan
Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
Email: richard.vedan@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous Peoples and colonial governments including Indian Act, reserves, residential schools; Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, Truth and Reconciliation Commission and murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls
  • Health and social development with Indigenous individuals, groups and communities; traditional healing, intergenerational complex trauma; addictive behaviour in Indigenous individuals, groups and communities