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UBC launches Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund to further Strategic Plan

By Next year, the Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund will begin allocating money to projects that further the implementation of the Indigenous Strategic Plan. Up to $4 million will be allocated across UBC’s two campuses in 2022. UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) officially launched last fall — this fund is intended to advance the ISP’s 43 […]

Weaving Our Plans Together: USI and the ISP

By The UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) is a critical step in redressing the legacy of colonialism and the shameful history of residential schools that haunts UBC, BC, and all of Canada. At the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI), being one of the first to take the ISP Self-Assessment Tool offered us a hopeful way to […]

UBC iSchool works through the ISP Self-Assessment Tool

By The following article covers the iSchool’s process of working through the ISP Self-Assessment Tool, including the impacts it has had at the School and the lessons they have drawn from it. What ISP Actions did your unit choose to undertake? We are early in the process. Specifically, we are still working on the self-assessment, […]

New Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives supports implementation of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan

By UBC has launched a new Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (OISI) to coordinate the implementation of UBC’s 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) on both UBC campuses. The office, which officially opened in February 2021, is led by the Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot. Operational and ISP strategic initiative […]

UBC’s Sheryl Lightfoot appointed UN representative for the rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Professor becomes the first Indigenous woman from Canada to hold position. UBC professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot has been appointed as a member of the United Nations committee to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous people. It’s the first time an Indigenous woman from Canada will hold the position of North American representative on […]