Goal 5

Goal 5

Enriching our spaces

Enrich the UBC campus landscape with a stronger Indigenous presence.

Action 19

Engage with Musqueam, the Okanagan Nation and other Indigenous host nations, as appropriate, regarding the design and development of UBC facilities.

Action 20

Establish a cultural expert program that brings Musqueam, Okanagan Nation and other interested nations’ cultural experts and Indigenous knowledge holders to the UBC campuses to work, teach and promote their expertise

Action 21

Dedicate spaces for Indigenous students, faculty and staff to practice and celebrate their cultures.

Action 22

Identify and make visible the generational connections of Indigenous peoples to culturally significant places across UBC campuses

Action 23

Implement an Indigenous procurement strategy which prioritizes the provision of goods and services from Indigenous businesses and vendors.

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 carvings of two salmon.

Students need to see modern Indigenous people in an academic setting. They need to view Indigenous people as people in the here and now who hold knowledge and power.

— ISP Engagement Participant