Indigenous engagement

Nathan Skubovius, BASc '19, Mining Engineering

Nathan Skubovius is a member of the Tahltan Nation. At UBC, he was president of the UBC Mining Undergraduate Club and captain of the UBC Mine Rescue team. Nathan completed an architecture and engineering technologies diploma from Thompson Rivers University and worked as an engineering draftsman at the New Afton mine. He then worked for Teck at their Schaft Creek exploration camp, and then for Pretivm as a mining engineer student at the Brucejack Mine.

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Amanda Goulding, BSN '19, School of Nursing

My name is Amanda Goulding and I am a recent UBC School of Nursing Graduate! I am a cis, queer, fat woman who is of settler decent from the Snuneymuxw nation. During my tenure at UBC, I ran for and attained the position of Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) — a national board of directors that represents nursing students across the country.

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'No act of reconciliation is too small,' says BC advanced education minister

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Customized and Community-Driven Clean Water Solutions

For as long as they could remember, many members of the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia had been wary of tap water. Even as children, they had known that if they drank it, they might get sick. So in the summer of 2016, it was with cautious optimism that the residents of five homes in two Lytton reserves watched as a new water treatment system was installed in their basements. Could this refrigerator-sized device, developed by researchers at UBC really give them the clean tap water they had needed for years?

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Integrating cultural practices improves health care for Indigenous women living with partner violence

Jan 31, 2019    |   For more information, contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart

The health of Indigenous women recovering from the trauma of partner violence improves when the healing process integrates elder-led circles and other cultural elements, finds new research from the University of British Columbia and Western University.

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Can one movie revitalize a community? The first Haida language film could have lasting impacts

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TIFF premiere: Sgaawaay K'uuna, the first feature film about the Haida people

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TIFF premiere: Sgaawaay K’uuna, the first feature film about the Haida people

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A Contributing Cycle

Restoring one of Vancouver’s last salmon streams

In his short-lived blog Pancreatic Times, Kevin Watson documented his struggles with cancer — his dance, he called it. On March 15, 2012 he shared his distaste for chalky tinctures, syrups, sticky energy gels. “I’ve been pretty clear that I don’t want people feeling sorry for me,” he wrote, “but given these remedies, I am asking you now.” 

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Levi Engels, BASC '18, Mining Engineering

I have been an engaged student while at UBC, being part UBC’s Mine Rescue Team leadership, a member of the Sigma Phi Delta engineering fraternity, and a member of the mining student executive council. I have applied my schooling to a variety of co-op work including mineral exploration in the Yukon, geotechnical consulting in northern BC, and longwall coal mining in West Virginia.

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