‘Journey canoe’ launch by Musqueam Indian Band and UBC
For the first time in 30 years, the Musqueam Indian Band has carved a ‘journey canoe’ from a 350-year-old cedar log.
Aug 5, 2016
UBC students reproduce traditional wood finishes by B.C.’s First Nations
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.
Oct 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
UBC experts for comment on SCOC’s ruling on First Nation land claim
UBC experts are available to comment on today’s landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada to grant land title to the Tsilhqot’in First Nation.
Jun 26, 2014
First Nations PhD grads take knowledge back to community
UBC’s Okanagan campus celebrates its first two Aboriginal PhD graduates this week.
Jun 6, 2014
A new path through ancient forests
Professors, students and alumni are working with Aboriginal groups to find answers to big questions about the future of their forests.
May 12, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Smoking out health risks
New research examines the safety of First Nations smoked meat.
Mar 26, 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
Water, water everywhere
UBC engineers are working with First Nations communities to improve access to clean water.
Sep 25, 2013 - by Heather Amos
UBC suspends classes for Truth and Reconciliation event
UBC has taken the extraordinary step of suspending almost all classes on its Vancouver campus on September 18 to encourage its community to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s National Event.
Sep 10, 2013
Confronting the past, looking to the future
A new seminar on the effects of Canada’s residential schools gives students a chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves.
Sep 4, 2013 - by Corey Allen
The Language of Reconciliation
A diverse group of elders gather at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, located on traditional Musqueam territory, to discuss reconciliation.
Aug 8, 2013
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
Idle No More Teach-in at UBC
UBC First Nations House of Learning hosts Idle No More Teach-in
Jan 30, 2013
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
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
UBC offers new $20,000 scholarships for Aboriginal students
The University of British Columbia has launched two new major entrance scholarships to help attract and support outstanding Canadian Aboriginal high school students to UBC.
Mar 21, 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
UBC Museum of Anthropology receives prestigious national landmark status
The University of British Columbia’s iconic Museum of Anthropology, designed by the renowned late architect Arthur Erickson, has received one of Canada’s most prestigious architectural awards. The museum is one […]
May 4, 2011
UBC experts available to comment on resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell
UBC experts are available to offer a variety of perspectives on today’s resignation of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell.
Nov 3, 2010