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Illustrating Resilience with Lisa Boivin

Illustrating Resilience with Lisa Boivin

Join us for the 2019 Indigenous Speaker Series with Lisa Boivin where she will share how her art depicts the link between history and poor health outcomes for Indigenous patients. Lisa utilizes her artistic skills to understand and assert Indigenous worldviews, which promotes individual and community learning. This event will have two registrations, one for […]

Year end Survey 2019

Year end Survey 2019

  From the UBC Learning Circle team, we would like to send out our sincere thank you to everyone who participated in our UBC Learning Circle sessions this season. We deeply appreciate all the support, patience, and time you have all given us over the past year. Thank you all so much and we are […]

April 18th, 2019 – Birthing in our Communities with Evelyn George, Sage Thomas & Marion Erickson

April 18th, 2019 – Birthing in our Communities with Evelyn George, Sage Thomas & Marion Erickson

  Thank you for everyone’s interest and participation, this session’s Video is now available for viewing! Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events. We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions. Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to […]

April 23rd, 2019 – Pathways to Midwifery with Evelyn George and Tia Felix

April 23rd, 2019 – Pathways to Midwifery with Evelyn George and Tia Felix

In this session we will have a conversation about the option of midwifery as a profession, and how to become a midwife. A student who has recently completed the midwifery program, Tia Felix, will join the session to talk about her experiences in the program, lessons learned, tips for navigating the application process, and more. […]

April 30th, 2019 – Building Communities that Support Childbearing Families with Danette Jubinville & Miranda Kelly

April 30th, 2019 – Building Communities that Support Childbearing Families with Danette Jubinville & Miranda Kelly

In this session, we will explore the “4th trimester” postpartum period and what that can look like for new parents and babies. We’ll discuss postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, bonding, and how partners, families and communities can support wellness through this time. We invite all participants to share and discuss traditional teachings and practices in your communities (such as […]

May 2nd, 2019 – The Silent Genomes Project: First Nations Perspectives on Precision Diagnosis of Rare Diseases in British Columbia

May 2nd, 2019 – The Silent Genomes Project: First Nations Perspectives on Precision Diagnosis of Rare Diseases in British Columbia

Globally, Indigenous Peoples experience unequal access to genomics-guided health care—a health inequity the World Health Organization calls the “genomic divide.” The Silent Genomes Project aims to address this divide by reducing access barriers to diagnosis of genetic disease in Indigenous children. Understanding First Nations’ needs, preferences, and values is a necessary antecedent to this goal. […]

April 4th, 2019 – Indigenous Masculinity with Elder Gerry Oleman & Aaron Nelson-Moody

April 4th, 2019 – Indigenous Masculinity with Elder Gerry Oleman & Aaron Nelson-Moody

During this session, Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman and Aaron Nelson-Moody/Tawx’sin Yexwulla will sit in circle to discuss what healthy masculinity means to them as Indigenous men. Topics include: What does healthy masculinity look like? How does that impact our communities and loved ones? Myths and stereotypes around Indigenous masculinity and reflections on the unique experiences of the […]

March 14, 2019 – Improving Heart Health and Well Being for Indigenous Peoples with Jeff Reading

March 14, 2019 – Improving Heart Health and Well Being for Indigenous Peoples with Jeff Reading

The talk will examine why it is important to understand what makes some people healthy and why some are not, by integrating social and economic health determinants with life course and age/life stage/gender sensitive timed interventions to optimize health and well being. Thank you for everyone’s interest and participation, this session’s Video is now available […]

March 19, 2019 – A Pharmacist’s Perspective on Medicinal Cannabis With Larry Leung

March 19, 2019 – A Pharmacist’s Perspective on Medicinal Cannabis With Larry Leung

With the legalization of cannabis, more and more individuals are inquiring about its’ use for medical purposes. In this Learning Circle, the presenters will cover the following topics: What is Marijuana? Safety of medicinal cannabis Efficacy of medicinal cannabis on selected medical conditions Types of preparations available for medicinal cannabis Thank you for everyone’s interest […]

March 7th, 2019 – Weaving: Connection, Strength, and Cultural Continuity with Carrie Anne

March 7th, 2019 – Weaving: Connection, Strength, and Cultural Continuity with Carrie Anne

Haida Weaver, K’iinuwaas, Carrie Anne Vanderhoop, will speak about weaving and relationship to land and connection to ancestors.  She will tell weaving stories, describe weaving materials, designs and techniques and share how being a weaver has guided her work and life. Carrie Anne is the daughter of Evelyn Vanderhoop and granddaughter of Delores Churchill of […]