ICS Events

Celebration of Honorary Doctorate

Dr. and Elder Roberta Price received her honorary Doctorate of Laws on June 21, 2021. The conferring of the doctorate and the celebration of that honour were simulcast online and in person. Links to videos of both events are below.

UBC Ceremony Conferring Honorary Doctorate on Elder Roberta Price | Nursing Celebration


Indigenous Health Nursing Symposium | Nurturing the Nursing Spirit: Virtual Series

View the full Indigenous Health Nursing Symposium series HERE

School of Nursing, University of Victoria

School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University


UBC's Indigenous Strategic Plan

"The renewed Indigenous Strategic Plan has been in progress since 2017, and will form UBC’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Calls for Justice, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. To the best of our knowledge, UBC is the first university in North America, and possibly the world, to endorse the UN Declaration." Find out more at the Open House in March (dates below) or click the button for more details about this initiative.


UBC Okanagan
March 9, 1-3pm
Ballroom (UNC200)

UBC Vancouver
March 11 & 12, 12-2pm
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse



Class of 2020 stands with residential school survivors

On September 30, 2019 Orange Shirt Day, the BSN class of 2020 stood together in NURS 353 led by Helen Brown and Margaret Moss with Elder Joan Morris. Elder Joan is a survivor of both the Kuper Island Residential School and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital and her story is told by Gary Geddes here. UBC nursing students honoured the more than 150,000 Indigenous children who were sent to residential school in Canada and the many more families and communities that continue to be impacted.


Monday, September 30, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Start at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

An event to recognize and raise awareness about the residential school system in  Canada. Students, faculty, and staff of the Faculty of Applied Science join together in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples.

The Story Behind Orange Shirt Day

“I went to the Mission for one year. I had just turned 6 years old. We never had very much money, and there was no welfare, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission School in. I remember going to Robinson’s store and picking out a shiny orange shirt. It had eyelets and lace, and I felt so pretty in that shirt and excited to be going to school! Of course, when I got to the Mission, they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt. I never saw it again, except on other kids. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! Since then the colour orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. I finally get it, that the feeling of worthlessness and insignificance, in grained in me from my first day at the mission, affected the way I lived my life for many years...I want my orange shirt back!”

Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, Dog Creek, BC

Event Details at Applied Science

The Role of Nursing in Promoting the Health of Indigenous Peoples

The inaugural event of the Indigenous cultural Safety Strategic Initiatives committee was held March 26, 2019 at the First Nations House of Learning.

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