Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:30 am-5:30 pm Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre This symposium features lectures by a distinguished international panel of scholars, artists and curators. Traumatic Histories will convene around questions arising from the exhibition, including curatorial issues, the role of artistic practice in reconciliation (along with a fundamental investigation of the […]
Friday, November 29, 2013, 2:00 pm Join us for a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players at the Belkin Art Gallery. Ensemble directors Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi present a program inspired by the Witnesses exhibition and Indian residential schools. All are welcome. Admission is free. For information on these events and public programming for […]
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 12:30 pm Cathy Busby is an Adjunct Professor of Visual Art in the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Based in Halifax, she has been exhibiting her work internationally over the past twenty years. Busby grew up in the suburbs of Toronto until 1974 when she had the […]
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:30 pm Beau Dick is the Artist in Residence at the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Dick, acclaimed as one of the Northwest Coast’s most versatile and talented carvers, was born on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, BC and lives and works in Alert Bay, BC. Reaching out […]
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:30 pm Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:30 pm Artist Peter Morin will perform This is not a simple movement at the Belkin Gallery as part of the Witnesses exhibition. In his words, “We live in a land created through forcible impact, a land influenced by the movement of steel scissor blades. […]
“They call it ‘Residential School Syndrome’, and it just goes on and on and on.” These words from Leonard Alexcee, a survivor of the Port Alberni Indian Residential School, as he shared his story with Justice Murray Sinclair and an audience of witnesses at the Pacific Coliseum on the first day of the Truth and […]
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 […]
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.