The ISP represents a university-wide response to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ 231 Calls for Justice. It also represents the UBC Vancouver campus’ response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. These documents provide guiding and foundational knowledge to the creation and implementation of the ISP.


UBC as a leading university globally in implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights.


To guide UBC’s engagement with Indigenous peoples and its commitment to reconciliation, as articulated and called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.


The values of excellence, integrity, respect and accountability were emphasized through the creation of the ISP and will continue to guide the work of the ISP committees as we support the Action Plan’s implementation. The ISP is also committed to upholding the value of academic freedom—defined as “a scholar’s freedom to express ideas through respectful discourse and the pursuit of open discussion, without risk of censure”—in the context of Indigenous human rights.

See also, the ISP Governing Principles.