Past Highlights

Orange Shirt Day 2021

Events and activities honouring Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at UBC included an intergenerational march hosted by STEM facilities, an all-day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xwci̓ cə̓ səm Garden at UBC Farm hosted by Land and Food Systems, and film screenings featuring Phyllis Webstad and Carey Newman, hosted by the IRSHDC and partners. Check out a Photo Gallery of images taken during some of the events.

The team at the Centre is grateful to all who participated in and supported these activities and inspired to see such an outpouring of solidarity. We also acknowledge that honouring and commemorating former residential school students and striving to better understand the legacy of the Indian Residential School System is something that we must do collectively every day, and not just once a year.

Watch the Orange Shirt Day 2021 Event at the Chan Centre for the Arts at UBC.

Hear the call-to-action from UBC’s Chancellor and President, UBCO Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and IRSHDC’s Academic Director.