Impact Stories

This space is dedicated to stories of progress and impact, including successes, reflections and lessons learned as UBC implements the ISP.  

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UBC launches Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund to further Strategic Plan

By Bridget Meehan on September 15th, 2021

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...

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Weaving Our Plans Together: USI and the ISP

By Linda Nowlan on September 10th, 2021

Embedding UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan into a new UBC Sustainability Initiative Strategic Plan 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,...

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UBC iSchool works through the ISP Self-Assessment Tool

By iSchool on September 9th, 2021

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...

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

By UBC Strategic Plan on June 22nd, 2021

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...

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Photo of detail of ʔəlqsən — the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word for ‘point of land' - an art installation at UBC Vancouver bus loop. The detail is of cast bronze carving of a salmon eye.

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

By CBC on March 24th, 2021

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...

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The Indigenous Strategic Plan: An Overview

By Edubytes on November 24th, 2020

In the November edition of Edubytes, our editorial explores the development and implementation of UBC’s recently launched Indigenous Strategic Plan. Our guest editors include Alex Ash, Indigenous Strategic Planning Manager; Amy Perreault, Senior Strategist, and Bronte Burnette, Educational Resource Developer from the Centre...

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By IRSI on November 2nd, 2020

UBC’s 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) is now official, having launched on September 14th with a virtual celebration. The ISP continues the work of UBC’s 2009 Aboriginal Strategic Plan and responds to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

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UBC community celebrates launch of new Indigenous Strategic Plan

By UBC Strategic Plan on September 28th, 2020

Created with input from more than 2,500 students, faculty and staff across our campuses – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – as well as from Indigenous community partners, UBC’s new Indigenous Strategic Plan is an important milestone in UBC’s commitment...

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Blue and Goldcast, Ep. 10: The Indigenous Strategic Plan

By Blue and Goldcast on September 14th, 2020

On September 14th, UBC launched its 2021 Indigenous Strategic Plan. On this episode of Blue & Goldcast, Santa Ono sits down with Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot. She was one of the driving forces behind the strategic plan, and is Santa’s...

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New Indigenous Strategic Plan establishes UBC’s role in upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples

By UBC Media Relations on September 14th, 2020

Today marks a significant milestone in UBC’s commitment to truth and reconciliation: the university will celebrate the launch of its new Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP). This makes UBC the first university in North America to commit to taking a human rights-based...

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