Media coverage

The Centre and the staff are often featured in news and publications at the local and national level.


Government of Canada, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders, announce co-developed legislation will be introduced on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott speaks about new federal legislation on Indigenous child and family services. This announcement is the result of intensive engagements from this year which focused on reducing the number of Indigenous children in care.

Ubyssey: Province mandates UBC develop action plan in response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Centre is featured in a recent Ubyssey article about implementing the TRC Calls to Action at UBC.

Ubyssey: Six months after opening, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre is inching toward becoming a formal centre

The Residential School History and Dialogue Centre was recently featured in The Ubyssey.

Ubyssey: Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation Book Launch at the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre

The recent book launch event at the Centre was covered in the Ubyssey newspaper.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and Allard School of Law

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), a renowned Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and advocate, has joined UBC as the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC).

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond appointed director of UBC’s new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

The Centre was featured in a recent article in the Vancouver Sun.

Ubyssey: UBC appoints former Indigenous judge and youth advocate as History and Dialogue Centre director

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre was recently featured in The Ubyssey.

Photos: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre officially opens at UBC

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre was recently featured in the Georgia Straight.

UBC Opens Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) and Offers Statement of Apology Related to the Indian Residential School System

First Nations Summit covered the recent opening of the Centre on their website.

With the opening of the History and Dialogue Centre, Ono apologizes for UBC’s role in residential schools

UBC President Santa Ono apologized yesterday for the university’s institutionalized support of the injustices that happened to Indigenous people in residential schools. This event was covered by The Ubyssey.

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, comments on the records for a campaign filed by the Catholic Church to be released from the obligation to pay millions owed to residential school survivors.