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Leadership update: Academic Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Leadership update: Academic Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) will be leaving the position of Academic Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC), after the end of the 2021/22 Winter Session. During her time as Academic Director, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre has made significant progress to advance its mandate and goals, including building core […]

Statement on the Preliminary Findings of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Investigation

Statement on the Preliminary Findings of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Investigation

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre stands in solidarity with and support of the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), and all impacted Indigenous communities and families, as the Nation continues to lead the ongoing investigation into missing former students of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School. The WLFN has completed the first phase […]

Vancouver Magazine: 2022 Power 50 List

Vancouver Magazine: 2022 Power 50 List

The Centre’s Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) has been named one of Vancouver’s 50 most influential people in the Vanmag 2022 Power 50 list, curated by Vancouver Magazine.

COVID update: Omicron variant

COVID update: Omicron variant

Please note, in light of the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and in order to assure the safety of team and visitors, the Centre will remain closed for in-person visits and tours through January 31, 2022.

Report Summarizes the First Indigenous Women’s Health-related Dialogue

Report Summarizes the First Indigenous Women’s Health-related Dialogue

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC has released a new report to summarize the first Indigenous Women’s health-related dialogue held on November 30, 2021. Close to 1,000 health professionals, community members, researchers, and learners tuned in to absorb the wisdom and insights offered by the sixteen Indigenous women panelists. These women […]

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC
Reconciliation Pole, Hereditary Chief 7idansuu (James Hart), Haida

Reconciliation Pole, Hereditary Chief 7idansuu (James Hart), Haida

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The Wall

The Wall

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