Uniquely UBC: Rethinking, Reframing, and Restarting

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Thank you so much for attending or registering for Uniquely UBC: Rethinking, Reframing, and Restarting. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope that you enjoyed both the First Nations Longhouse and the tour of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.

Should you be interested, we have included for you a podcast from the speaking program.

Below you will find several websites to explore further:
Double-Headed Serpent Post
Reconciliation Pole
Aboriginal Portal
Museum of Anthropology

To explore the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre from home, please go to https://collections.irshdc.ubc.ca/ .

Thank you again for your ongoing support of UBC and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Rethinking, Reframing and Restarting

Dr. Linc KeslerDr. Linc Kesler, PhD, is Director of the First Nations House of Learning, Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Aboriginal Affairs, and associate professor for the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program. He was instrumental in forming the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan, guiding UBC in building strong relationships with local Indigenous communities and bringing the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to UBC.


Ms. Leona SparrowMs. Leona Sparrow, BA’73, MA’76, LLB’92, is the director of Treaty, Lands and Resources for the Musqueam Indian Band, on whose traditional territories UBC’s Vancouver campus is located. She has served on the President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and was an appointed member of UBC Senate for a decade. The quality and scope of the university’s First Nations-related outreach, research, and educational programs owe much to her thoughtful and insightful guidance.


Ms. Adina WilliamsMs. Adina Williams is a 4th year student at UBC in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Anthropology. She is interested in sharing her thoughts and perspectives as a young Indigenous person, and has been involved in various leadership roles in Vancouver and Canada, including a recent role as a Youth Reconciliation Leader with the Canadian Roots Exchange. She is from the Squamish Nation.