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UBC Okanagan Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report
January 22, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In 2019, UBC Okanagan pledged to support Indigenous students, culture and scholarship through a public declaration of five commitments in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
These commitments were made to support and implement the recommendations of the Indigenous Advisory Committee to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal around meaningful support for reconciliation. They are:
- To develop and deliver an Indigenous culture orientation program for all faculty and staff at UBC’s Okanagan campus
- Create a Senior Advisor role on Indigenous Affairs for the Okanagan campus
- Develop and implement activities that support the revitalization of language fluency
- Advance Indigenous teaching and research through positive incentives and strategies
- Expand health and wellness service to better support Aboriginal students
We have worked hard over the past year toward realizing these commitments and would like to share our progress thus far.
We are honoured to invite you to participate in a remote learning session to discuss UBC Okanagan’s progress on the TRC commitments, the role of post-secondary institutions in response to the TRC Calls to Action and how your work can further inform and contribute to UBC Okanagan’s commitments.
Discussion panelists will include:
- Jeannette Armstrong, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy
- Bill Cohen, Assistant Professor, Okanagan School of Education
- Margaret Macintyre Latta, Professor and Director, Okanagan School of Education
- Jordan Ned, Graduate Student
We recognize that this progress is a start to our ongoing commitment and dedication to meaningful truth and reconciliation work at UBC.