Almost no way out
New UBC prof explores the grip of Aboriginal gang life in the Prairies
Oct 14, 2014
UBC responds to First Nations education act
UBC greets with great interest today’s announcement on the dedication of additional federal government resources for First Nations’ education.
Feb 7, 2014
A trailblazer in Aboriginal education
Jo-ann Archibald, a member of the Sto:lo Nation, has helped transform Indigenous education in Canada. This spring, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) recognized Archibald’s contributions.
May 30, 2013
Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life
Aftab Erfan was intrigued when she learned that a Vancouver Island First Nation band had approached UBC’s School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP) for help drafting and implementing their community plan.
Apr 8, 2013
Protecting land, protecting people
New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Idle No More Teach-in at UBC
UBC First Nations House of Learning hosts Idle No More Teach-in
Jan 30, 2013
UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates
UBC researchers can provide expert commentary on three proposed pipeline projects that would carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets. Next week the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board re-opens hearings for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.
Dec 7, 2012
Largest class of Aboriginal doctoral students graduate from UBC Faculty of Education
Eleven Aboriginal doctoral students will graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education this year – the largest number to graduate from an education faculty in any Canadian university in one year.
Nov 20, 2012
Faculty of Education kicks-off Year of Indigenous Education
UBC’s Faculty of Education kicks-off the Year of Indigenous Education with the Musqueam Lecture: Excellence in Education
Oct 11, 2012
New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees
UBC and Langara College have partnered to create a transfer program to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students working toward a university degree. The program offers up to $8,500 in scholarships to Aboriginal students, plus guaranteed admission to UBC’s Faculty of Arts and personalized support from Aboriginal advisors at both institutions.
Sep 27, 2012
Nearly 1,300 new international and Aboriginal students benefit from two-weeks of orientation and a year of personalized support.
Aug 23, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
18 arrested for murder in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation
Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of Guarani tribal chief Nisio Gomes.
Jul 20, 2012
UBC anthropologists help return iconic rock art to B.C. First Nation
A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home.
Jun 11, 2012 - by By Basil Waugh
Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC
Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.
May 22, 2012
UBC journalism partners with First Nations to report on major health issues
An innovative UBC Graduate School of Journalism project provides a hard-hitting look into efforts by Aboriginal communities to address such major health and social issues as suicide, sexual abuse, diabetes and the survival of traditional languages.
Apr 23, 2012
Children teaching parents about Aboriginal culture: UBC study
In a unique role reversal, children in literacy programs for indigenous families are learning about Aboriginal culture and language and teaching it to their parents – many of whom are missing this knowledge because of Canada’s history of residential schools and child welfare removal policies. This reversal is identified in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 14, 2012
Last privately held object from Captain Cook's collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology
An object of global historical and cultural significance, received by explorer Captain James Cook from a Canadian First Nation during his final voyage (1776-1779), is being donated to the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) by a leading arts philanthropist.
Recently purchased through a private dealer in New York, and valued at $1.2 million, the rare ceremonial club was the last remaining object from Captain Cook’s personal collection not housed in a public museum. Thanks to the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the club returns to British Columbia, where the famous explorer received it from the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island’s west coast in 1778.
Mar 20, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.
Jan 6, 2012
UBC launches Canada’s only journalism course to focus on First Nations and the media
The UBC Graduate School of Journalism has launched the only university journalism course in Canada dedicated to improving the quality of Aboriginal representation by the news media.
Sep 7, 2011
First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs
A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver’s Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.
Sep 13, 2010