Symposium: Traumatic Histories, Artistic Practice and Working from the Margins

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 […]

Concert by UBC Contemporary Players at the Belkin

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 […]

Cathy Busby, WE ARE SORRY, 2013

Artist talk with Cathy Busby at the Belkin

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 […]

Beau Dick, The Ghost Con-fined to the Chair, 2012

Artist talk with Beau Dick at the Belkin

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 […]

Peter Morin

Performance by Peter Morin at the Belkin

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. […]

Darryl Hol

Reflections: September 18th, 2013 TRC Event

“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 […]

Global Lounge Official Wordmark 2012

Workshop: Whose Knowledge Counts? Schools as Oppressors and Liberators

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 […]

The Power of Reconciliation

The Power of Reconciliation

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 […]

Speaking My Truth

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 […]