The Centre during COVID

Updated October 4, 2021

After several months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre is now open to in-person visits. Please visit us between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Thursday.

The IRSHDC serves a diverse set of communities, including staff, students and faculty at UBC, community members and, foremost, residential school Survivors and intergenerational Survivors. As UBC navigates a safe return to campus, our priority at the Centre is to ensure the health and safety of these communities and of our team. As a result, we are not yet able to offer group tours.

Should you prefer not to visit in person, 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 and upcoming events and activities
  • Contact to connect remotely with our research and reference teams
  • Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and programs

Health and Safety

The Centre follows all guidance from health authorities and UBC to provide a healthy, safe and supportive environment. This includes:

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of spaces
  • Signage throughout the buildings to maintain physical distances
  • Maximum occupancy signage for offices and meeting rooms
  • Communal spaces restricted to ensure proper physical distancing 


Visit for up-to-date information on UBC’s response to COVID-19. 

View Health and Wellbeing tools and resources for faculty and staff or for students.