Work at the Centre

Call for xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Artists: Orange Shirt Day 2022 Artwork

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC (“the Centre”), located on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples, in collaboration with Musqueam Indian Band, is inviting xʷməθkʷəy̓əm artists to submit expressions of interest to create original artwork for the 2022 Orange Shirt Day (OSD) campaign at UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is held annually on September 30 to encourage conversation and learning regarding the legacies of residential schools and their intergenerational effects. The purpose of the OSD campaign at UBC Vancouver is to raise awareness and ignite meaningful discussion regarding the ongoing effects of residential schools through Survivors’ and intergenerational Survivors’ lens.

Learn more about the project, fee, timelines, and submission details.

Cultural Support Program Coordinator

Survivors and intergenerational Survivors, students, faculty, staff and visitors to the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre require accessible, meaningful and ongoing cultural support services to mitigate and aid in processing the various encounters. This position will involve supporting the continuing development and implementation of a cultural support framework and training programs under the leadership of the Executive Director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) and the Director of First Nations House of Learning (FNHL). The objective of the program is to support and embed the strengthening of cultural safety and the practice of cultural humility in all recommendations, strategies, and initiatives on campus. This program is primarily focused on Survivors and intergenerational Survivors, Indigenous students, faculty and staff at UBC. The program will be developed in collaboration with First Nations House of Learning (FNHL), Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS), Elders, xwci̓cə̓səm Garden, and support service experts to ensure a variety of services are available to community members (e.g. Elder support, LGBTQ2S+, etc.).

To learn more about the position and how to apply.