Posts Tagged ‘Aboriginal’

Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC

May. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.

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UBC journalism partners with First Nations to report on major health issues

Apr. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Children teaching parents about Aboriginal culture: UBC study

Apr. 14, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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.

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Last privately held object from Captain Cook’s collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology

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

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.

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UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates

Jan. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.

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UBC launches Canada’s only journalism course to focus on First Nations and the media

Sep. 7, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

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First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs

Sep. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

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The cultural legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics

Feb. 25, 2010 | Filed under: Media Advisory, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Sport wasn’t the only winning act of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Music, art, performances and programs riveted hundreds of thousands of onlookers who gathered in official venues and on city streets to enjoy Olympic-inspired culture.

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