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Erica Baker is the coordinator for a student-directed seminar on reconciliation. Photo: Don Erhardt.

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 Talking about Canada’s past with Indian residential schools – and how to move forward – can be a sensitive subject, but one Erica Baker refuses to shy away from. The UBC student is the […]

Cathy Busby
WE ARE SORRY, 2009

Installation view Laneway Commissions, Melbourne Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Peter Bennetts

Cathy Busby’s WE ARE SORRY 2013 at the UBC Koerner Library

As part of the exhibition Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools at the UBC Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, artist Cathy Busby’s WE ARE SORRY 2013 is on view at the UBC Walter C. Koerner Library. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Walter C. […]

UBC Library Staff and SLAIS Students Participate in Workshop

UBC Library Staff and SLAIS Students Participate in Workshop

On Sept 12, UBC Librarians, Library staff, and students from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Program are learning about and discussing the roles of library and information workers with the TRC.

Learning technologies, information practice, and the Indian Residential School System

Learning technologies, information practice, and the Indian Residential School System

Students in LIBR 569A will tools in Blackboard Connect to reflect on problem-based scenarios that illustrate the disconnect between accepted library and archival practice and respectful engagements with Indigenous peoples and cultures. Course content will also introduce students to a range of technologies and how their use meets the needs of or conflicts with contemporary […]

UBC Class Suspensions

UBC Class Suspensions

UBC will suspend most classes on September 18th so that the university community may more fully participate . . . See the Video . . .

PIMS-Statistics-Math: Truth and Reconciliation Event

PIMS-Statistics-Math: Truth and Reconciliation Event

In preparation for the West Coast National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Vancouver from September 18-21, the UBC Statistics Department, the UBC Mathematics Department and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) have organized an introductory seminar for students, faculty, and staff. This seminar will present a meaningful introduction to the […]

Truth and Reconciliation: What does this have to do with Cell Biology??

Truth and Reconciliation: What does this have to do with Cell Biology??

Science teaches us to examine and evaluate evidence. Our hypotheses and beliefs should be tested with rigour, …

Engaging Reconciliation in the Classroom: Critical Perspectives and Strategies

Engaging Reconciliation in the Classroom: Critical Perspectives and Strategies

In anticipation of the important conversations accompanying the Truth and Reconciliation Commission events at UBC, the First Nations Studies Program, in partnership with the Liu Institute, will hold a teach-in on engaging reconciliation in the classroom on September 12th 10:00am -1:00pm. Featuring Indigenous and allied faculty, this event will provide participants with helpful critical perspectives […]

Dr. Judith Soon outside the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Photograph by Martin Dee, UBC

The TRC and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences give students tools to make a difference

This fall, in support of the Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) events at the Pacific Coliseum, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is implementing several initiatives to raise awareness of the TRC and the history of Indian Residential Schools among Faculty, staff, and students. Pharmacy classes at UBC will be cancelled on September […]

Inuit Residential School Histories and the New Nunavut Social Studies Curriculum

Inuit Residential School Histories and the New Nunavut Social Studies Curriculum

Inuit and northern educators, with community partners, have developed and implemented locally-relevant education programs founded on Inuit culture and language. An exemplar of this work is the recently completed grade 10 social studies module for schools in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (developed in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation), The Residential School System […]