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September 30, 2022

Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day


Led by UBC Applied Science and Land and Food Systems. There are no fees or registration required.

Join us for an intergenerational march to commemorate Orange Shirt Day. Members of the UBC STEM community, families and those in solidarity are welcome to participate. As this event is held on the day and classes are cancelled, we hope that the statutory holiday will allow faculty, staff, students and community members join the march and engage with the UBC Indigenous community. The march is intergenerational, and aims to be educational and supportive to the Indigenous community on campus and beyond. Educational activities will allow younger participants to connect with the original inhabitants of the land and plant a seed to continue these conversations of a difficult era in Canadian history at home. 

More information about Orange Shirt Day

Intergenerational March Timeline




11:00 - 11:45 am 

Intergenerational March Participants gather at outdoor ‘amphitheatre’ 

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre 

12:00 pm 

Event starts

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre 

12:05 pm 

Opening by Elder Doris Fox from Musqueam. 

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre 

12:20 pm 

Tsatsu Stalqya (Coastal Wolf Pack) perform 

Coastal Wolf Pack

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre 

12:30 pm 

March begins with placards and informational signage along both sides of Main Mall 


From Dialogue Center down Main Mall 

1:15 pm 

At the Reconciliation Pole we will hear from Elder John Jones and Elder Yvonne Rigsby Jones, members of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. 


Reconciliation Pole, Main Mall 

1:35 pm 

Closing words

Reconciliation Pole, Main Mall 

1:45 pm 

March continues back down Main mall to the Engineering cairn outside the Kaiser building 

Main mall to Engineering cairn outside of the Kaiser building 

2:00 pm 

Elders, children and others can add messages of support, solidarity and handprints to the cairn


The Engineering Cairn 

2:30 pm 

Intergenerational March concludes 

The Engineering Cairn 

All Day Events




11:00 - 3:00 

First Nations House of Learning and X̱wi7x̱wa Library hosting a family friendly open and warm space with children’s activities for those with small children who need respite from weather, or want to drop in

UBC Longhouse 

11:00 - 3:00 

Food trucks and UBC Bookstore’s trailer will be selling food, t-shirts, and OSD books for children and adults 

Open area outside UBC Bookstore 

11:45 - 2:00 

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society training dogs and handlers will be on site for support.

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre 

Date & Time


Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

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