News archive - April 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A university president apologizes for academia's role in residential schools

Author: Santa Ono, President and Vice Chancellor, University of British Columbia

Earlier this month, I stood before hundreds of people gathered at the University of British Columbia and publicly apologized for the role my university played in perpetuating the Canada’s Indian residential school system, which caused harm to Indigenous people for more than a century.

Many survivors of residential schools were in the audience. As president of UBC, I was privileged to extend this apology to them along with an explanation to my university colleagues as to why the apology was necessary. My remarks were followed by those of two former residential school students and other Indigenous community respondents.  Read the entire article.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Update from Kelly Davis, April 5, 2018

In an effort to increase communication and understanding on the nature and scope of the Indigenization strategy work happening both in the working groups and in the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, we decided to start bi-weekly updates that will summarize various activities. The inaugural update includes: Click title to read more.