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2015 Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Awarded to Valerie Bob

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At 58, Valerie Bob has had a long career in social services and education after earning a BA in social work and an MA in First Peoples’ education. Now, with the help of a Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship, she’s embarking on a PhD program that combines her interests in native language renewal and ceremonial music.

By: Diane Luckow 9115 reads | 0 comments
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MA Student Seeks to Address Métis Mental Health Issues

Indigenous Research Institute

Monique Auger, a proud Métis woman from Vancouver Island, thinks there is. She is using her Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship to pursue a master of science, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, to explore this issue.

By: Diane Luckow 7904 reads | 0 comments
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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Indigenous Event

“There is a notion that Aboriginal peoples are anti-development, when in fact we are very pro-development – but it must be responsible development,” said Fontaine

 

By: Diane Luckow 7871 reads | 0 comments
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Native Basketball Festival at SFU is Coming May 2016

Indigenous

More than 20 Aboriginal basketball teams from around B.C. and Alberta are expected to turn out for the second Native Basketball Tournament/Festival at SFU’s Burnaby campus on May 20-22, 2016

By: Diane Luckow 9624 reads | 0 comments
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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Indigenous

Haida artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle canoe is a symbol of knowledge, community and cultural regeneration, so its installation at SFU’s Burnaby campus is a fitting tribute to the University’s 50th Anniversary.

By: Diane Luckow 8381 reads | 0 comments
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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

Indigenous

More than 120 guests attended the first SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy,” at SFU’s downtown campus last March.

By: Diane Luckow 6174 reads | 0 comments
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Math Catcher and Its Founder Capture National Attention

Indigenous New Media

Veselin Jungic, founder of SFU’s Math Catcher Program—Mathematics through Aboriginal storytelling—was honoured earlier this year when the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) selected him as a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

By: Diane Luckow 7413 reads | 0 comments
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EMBA Graduates to Blaze New Trails

Indigenous

SFU's EMBA The program’s second cohort began in September 2015 with 30 students, five of whom are not Aboriginal. Learn more about the graduates and the program.

By: Diane Luckow 2396 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the Margins: Examining the Systemic Devaluing & Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canada

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

This is a paper written by an Indigenous young male of Ojibway and Dene ancestry who wants to raise awareness on the plaguing social issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women.

I dedicate this paper to all Indigenous women that remain missing or who have been murdered.

By: Pascal Paskittles Erasmus 4606 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Lee Maracle

Indigenous

Read about Indigenous scholar and author, Lee Maracle's book, "I Am Woman".

By: Christina Coolidge 2396 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

John Howard Society

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 8269 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

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Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 7032 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose

Literature

A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

By: Christina Coolidge 3179 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Chris Macklin

Health Sciences

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how to apply this passion. 

By: Chris Macklin 3228 reads | 0 comments
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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Environment

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 2443 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Carmen van Soest

Indigenous

"I hope to be someone that other Indigenous youth can look up to, and a person that others can count on in my everyday life. And hopefully I can get into Law school so I can help Indigenous peoples fight for their rights." 

By: Carmen van Soest 5963 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Kayla Mitchell

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"Just do it! If you get invested in your education you want to continue, and the rewards are extraordinary! Even when it is hard, you continue to do it. I’ve learned so much since starting, it’s phenomenal."

By: Kayla Mitchell 9639 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Tracy Ned

Indigenous Student Success Story

"I will continue to encourage students out there to dream and that its okay to be scared but don’t’ let that fear hold you back."

By: Tracy Ned 9178 reads | 0 comments
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Files of Uncertainty #1

Indigenous

FILES OF UNCERTAINTY #1: To Bear witness, the open musings of a Metis Student trying to understand her rage when Brian Bowman only half admitted his culture. 

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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Indigenous Journey Stories

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

By: Trina Setah 7956 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Malcom Key

Student Success Story

I currently hold a diploma from College; however, I have just enrolled into University to acquire a degree. My mom received her Master’s at 52 and so I’m now 48 and it’s my turn to go back to school!

By: Malcom Key 2027 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

 Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity. All at SFU for one day and you're invited! 

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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

Indigenous

Justina Di Stasio is an English student at SFU who also is a member of Canada’s national senior women’s wrestling team competing at the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto.

By: Justin Wong 3212 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

doctor

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

By: Diane Mar-Nicolle 15302 reads | 0 comments