Reggie Leach, a First Nations hockey star who left school after eighth grade, to receive honorary degreeRead more
COMMENTARY: Why the U.S. should be outraged over Canada’s MMIWG report, tooRead more
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.
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.
'No act of reconciliation is too small,' says BC advanced education ministerRead more
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?
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.Read more