A broad range of initiatives are underway at UBC that address the history and legacy of the Indian residential school system. See below for a sample of what people are doing. Also check out what instructors are doing in their classes.
On September 11, 2013, the members of the UBC community performed a Flash Mob to raise awareness for campus initiatives on the National Truth and Reconciliation West Coast Event from September 18th-21st.
On Sept. 18, CTLT and other UBC units will be hosting a full day of programming at the UBC Longhouse. You are encouraged to drop by for however long you are able to and participate with other members of the university who will be on campus that day. 9:00-10:00am (PNE broadcast) Welcome to the […]
If you aren’t able to attend the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission event on Wednesday, you are invited to join an experiential workshop (3:00 – 4:30 pm) at the First Nations House of Learning with UBC Jump Start and the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge & Resource Centre to engage in a critical discussion around […]
UBC Forestry together with the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society are taking a new approach to natural resource education with their collaborative, community-based semesters in natural science and socio-economic approaches to natural resource management. Undergraduate students from all across Canada are experiencing a different kind of education whilst being immersed in the local […]
Long before settlers began building residential schools, indigenous communities passed knowledge down from generation to generation. From September 12 to 27, the UBC Learning Exchange [http://learningexchange.ubc.ca] will be hosting an exhibition called “Generations”; a thought-provoking multimedia exhibit in which three generations of Dene leaders from the Northwest Territories share how they learned from their elders.
In this first year English class, concentrated on Canadian Literature, the students will be studying the history of the Indian Act, the role of residential schools in the Canadian education system, and ways poets, fiction writers, playwrights, and artists have responded to the long history of legislated racism in Canada. An early assignment for the […]
Knowing what we know now about history, the time has come to create new relationships. We can all help. With the rise of Idle No More movement, we are even more aware of the injustices and inequities that continue to face our aboriginal brothers and sisters. There are a disproportionate number of aboriginals in our […]
Book editors Jonathan Dewar, Glen Lowry, and Mike DeGagné will share their journey in the development of ‘Speaking My Truth’ collection, highlight the importance of sharing the stories to advance awareness of the Indian Residential School system and engage participants in the notions of apology, denial, and reconciliation.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 9:30AM – 12:30PM #104 LASSERRE BUILDING As part of the West Coast National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission activities at UBC, four members of the Architecture Program of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will take this significant opportunity discuss their involvement working in project-based collaborations with First […]
Working with Residential School history can be very stressful. If you encounter distress, resources are available. Please click here to learn more or call 1-866-925-4419 to access the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line.