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Sk’aad Ga Gud ad is~Learning balance

Sk’aad Ga Gud ad is~Learning balance

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 […]

“Generations”: Truth and Reconciliation Week Events at the Learning Exchange

“Generations”: Truth and Reconciliation Week Events at the Learning Exchange

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.

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School

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.

Prototype 1: outhouse construction at Tàkwàzhän

Building the outhouse at Tàkwàzhän.

Open-Ending & Architecture: Design in the First Nations Context

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 […]

Coping with Complicated Feelings

Coping with Complicated Feelings

The Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Vancouver, September 18, 2013 *The Commission will ensure there are appropriate health supports available at all TRC events. Other health support services including professional counselling and cultural supports by an Elder may be requested through Health Canada (TRC Website). This information sheet is designed to give […]

Rima Wilkes

Why Reconciliation Matters

Rima Wilkes on the tragedy of Indian residential schools and the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s National Event in Vancouver Two years ago, Associate Prof. of Sociology Rima Wilkes listened to the testimony of Indian residential school survivors at an event organized by UBC’s First Nations House of Learning. The moving […]

“I Have to Tell My Story” Exploring Residential School History & Present-Day Impacts through Interactive Theatre

“I Have to Tell My Story” Exploring Residential School History & Present-Day Impacts through Interactive Theatre

I Have to Tell My Story is created and performed by Aboriginal Elders and youth and will be facilitated by David Diamond, Artistic and Managing Director, who will continue a process of handing over the facilitation to two of the Circles of Understanding workshop participants, Sam Bob and Susan Powell.

UBC Okanagan campus – The Road to Reconciliation:

UBC Okanagan campus – The Road to Reconciliation:

Aboriginal Programs and Services, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Indigenous Studies, and the Library have partnered to develop a series of events and programming that align with the goals and principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and that coincide with the last National Event in Vancouver.  In order to provide a wide-range […]

UBC Okanagan campus – Understanding Truth and Reconciliation:

UBC Okanagan campus – Understanding Truth and Reconciliation:

Aboriginal Programs and Services, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Indigenous Studies, and the Library have partnered to develop a series of events and programing that align with the goals and principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and that coincide with the last National Event in Vancouver. In order to provide a wide-range […]

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 […]