Posts Tagged ‘Aboriginal’

Mural: The Art of Parenting According to Old and New Wisdom

Student helps First Nations bring parenting values to life

Apr. 8, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Janette Bulkan is a new professor in the Faculty of Forestry. Jamie Myers Photograph

Protecting land, protecting people

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , ,

New UBC Prof. Janette Bulkan will focus on the issues facing indigenous and community forestry

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Idle No More demonstration at the First Nations Longhouse on Jan 3. Photo by: Thane Bonar

Idle No More Teach-in at UBC

Jan. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UBC First Nations House of Learning hosts Idle No More Teach-in

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge, Keystone and Kinder Morgan pipeline debates

Dec. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Largest class of Aboriginal doctoral students graduate from UBC Faculty of Education

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

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Faculty of Education kicks-off Year of Indigenous Education

Oct. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

UBC’s Faculty of Education kicks-off the Year of Indigenous Education with the Musqueam Lecture: Excellence in Education

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Students outside the UBC First Nations House of Learning. Photo by Don Erhardt

New UBC-Langara program to help more Aboriginal students get university degrees

Sep. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

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Caroline Rueckert (centre) helps new international and Aboriginal students prepare for academic success at UBC. Martin Dee Photograph

Jumpstarting success

Aug. 23, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , ,

Nearly 1,300 new international and Aboriginal students benefit from two-weeks of orientation and a year of personalized support.

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UBC student Calyn Shaw in Brazil

18 arrested for murder in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation

Jul. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

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.

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UBC anthropologists help return iconic rock art to B.C. First Nation

Jun. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home.

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