Visits

Self-Guided Tours

Visitors to the Centre are welcome to take a self-guided tour of our space. Visitors can pick up a hard copy of our Self-Guided Tour Manual at the front desk, or download a PDF copy. The guide will allow you to experience the Centre at your own pace.

Guided Tours

The Centre offers organized visits for those who would like to learn more about the ongoing impacts of the Residential School system and other colonial policies. The following groups may coordinate a guided experience with staff, to have the opportunity to explore the building, learn more about historical and contemporary issues relating to the Residential School system, and engage with records and collections.

Group Visitations

  • Indigenous organizations, groups or community members

As a Survivor-centred space, the Centre prioritizes visiting groups from Indigenous communities, organizations and educational facilities, as well as individuals and families.

  • Classes

The Centre offers place-based learning for students, faculty and staff. Classes are welcome to visit the space to learn more about the ongoing impacts of the Residential School system and other colonial policies.

  • Other

Individual visitors and groups that do not identify with either group above, but wish to inquire about a group visit can contact us directly to inquire. Please consider taking a self-guided tour before inquiring about guided group visits, particularly if your group is small (5 or fewer visitors).

Please email irshdc.info@ubc.ca to request a guided visit, or if you have any further questions.

Visit Virtually

There are a number of ways you can stay informed and engage with the Centre virtually:

  • Visit the Collections website to access Survivor testimonies, images, books, reports and other resources
  • Learn about upcoming events and activities 
  • Contact irshdc.info@ubc.ca to connect remotely with our research and reference teams
  • Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and programs