Upcoming events

Due to COVID the Centre is currently closed to the public, however, virtual programming is available. Visit us on Twitter for announcements or check back for upcoming events.

Past events

Dialogue on Implementing the 

United Nations Declaration of the

Rights of Indigenous Peoples 

through Canada’s Bill C-15

February 4, 2021

The Centre is hosting a Dialogue on the Government of Canada’s Bill C-15 which will provide political, expert, and legal perspectives on the proposed legislation to implement the UN Declaration.

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An Opera and Symposium:

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary

of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

January 27, 2020

The Centre is hosting a film screening and panel presentation as part of a collaborative UBC symposium to commemorate the International Day of Commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust.

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Dialogue on the Implementation

of the UN Declaration

in British Columbia

November 4, 2019

To build understanding about the implications of BC’s anticipated legislation on UNDRIP, and the broader work of implementing the UN Declaration in BC, the IRSHDC hosted a dialogue to bring together leaders, lawyers, and to examine legislative developments and our shared work going forward.

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Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2019

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, in honour of residential school Survivors and reconciliation. Show support by wearing orange. 

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Dialogue series connects

communities to UBC


Over the past year, the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (RSHDC) has been involved in several community dialogues across British Columbia, in partnership with UBC’s Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI).

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Panel discussion

June 6, 2019

Join us for a panel discussion and dialogue with Professor David MacDonald (Guelph University), Dr. Paulette Regan, and Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Columbia).

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Special dialogue session

on Implementing the UN Declaration

in British Columbia.

October 11, 2018

The IRSHDC arranged a special dialogue session on Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) in British Columbia. The session brought together Indigenous, government, industry, labour, and civil society leaders, experts, and influencers for an open and frank exchange about the importance, challenges, and paths forward in respecting the human rights of Indigenous peoples in the UN Declaration.

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