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Student leaders selected to help coordinate orientation and summer transition programs

June 16, 2015 | Filed under: People | Tags: , , ,

This year's orientation and summer transition program coordinators. Back row, from left: Evelyn Kiiza, Sydney Bednarik, David Lacho, Matt Hoogveld, Nick Ross, Mirabelle Arodi. Front row from left: Alejandra Garcia and Linh Le

Campus Life, International Programs and Services, Aboriginal Programs and Services and the Advising and Involvement Centre would like to give a warm welcome to a number of orientation and summer transition program coordinators this summer.


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Louis Riel Day celebration completes circle for Aboriginal student

March 2, 2015 | Filed under: News | Tags:

Aboriginal student Dexter James adjusts his Métis sash prior to the Louis Riel Day celebration in the Fipke foyer. The math tutor is waiting to hear if he is successful in getting into the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Southern Medical Program.

Showcasing his Métis heritage on campus was a milestone in the cultural journey of Dexter James.



Wab Kinew entertains and inspires at 2014 Salmon Feast

September 29, 2014 | Filed under: News, People | Tags:

UBC students Kelly Panchyshyn, left to right, Elora Bascello and Mary Song jumped at the chance to be photographed with the charismatic Wab Kinew at the Okanagan Nation Alliance Salmon Feast in Okanagan Falls.

The charismatic Wab Kinew was a hit for both UBC students and staff at a pair of off-campus events earlier this month.


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An Indigenous perspective received by students in summer programs

August 27, 2014 | Filed under: News | Tags: ,

UBC student Alex Augier and Elder George Pierce

This summer's UBC Summer Scholars Program and the Indigenous Summer Scholars Camp promoted the importance of a positive relationship with Mother Earth to visiting international, domestic and Aboriginal students. In July, respected Okanagan Indian Band Elder Eric Mitchell provided a cultural context to 34 students from around the world at the traditional Winter House of […]


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Truth and Reconciliation Commission events bring emotional response

April 14, 2014 | Filed under: News | Tags:

From left: UBC students Hailey Causton, Nicholas Clark and Spencer Belcourt tease the roots out on the maple tree next to the outdoor amphitheatre, just southeast of the EME building, before the tree is placed in the ground.

The last trio of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events on campus this academic year tugged at the heartstrings of participants.


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African Awareness Week 2014

February 17, 2014 | Filed under: News | Tags: , ,

African Awareness Week 2014 -- Africana Gala poster

Everyone is invited to take part and experience the 4th annual African Awareness Week, being held this year from February 24 to 28.


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Families and friends fill bus to Silver Star Mountain Resort

February 14, 2014 | Filed under: News | Tags:

Aboriginal Mentors Omar Mwangari, right, and Nicholas Clark get set to hit the snowshoe trails at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Snowshoeing is becoming a more popular activity with students at the annual event.

Fun with family and friends highlighted the Escape to Silver Star Mountain Resort earlier this month.


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Westbank First Nation member joins Aboriginal Programs & Services staff

January 10, 2014 | Filed under: News | Tags:

Kelly Fosbery

It would have been easy for Kelly Fosbery to remain in her former position. But when a maternity leave generated an opportunity to join the UBC Aboriginal Programs & Services (APS) team, it was one she could not pass up.


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Special Aboriginal fund comes through for students in crisis

December 16, 2013 | Filed under: News | Tags:

Amber Froste looks out from her Vernon balcony with her children

For Amber Froste, this holiday season is a lot less stressful than it was 12 months ago.


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Combined school district tours pays off for Aboriginal learners

December 2, 2013 | Filed under: News | Tags:

In her English workshop, Allison Hargreaves get students thinking about the importance of writing as part of any post secondary experience.

Taking advantage of a brief lull in classes provided an opportunity for Aboriginal high school learners to improve their on-campus experience.


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