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In the News | Weekly News Briefing

Each week, we feature a few articles about Indigenous news, issues and initiatives with a local, national and global focus. We feature these as an educational resource, and they should not be construed as an official stance or reflective of the opinions or beliefs of the Institute, CIS staff or faculty. Keep up with In the News here.


Congratulations Dr. Mark Turin

Dr. Turin has been awarded the 2023 Dean of Arts Mentorship award. This award celebrates mentors in the Arts and those who foster a community of inclusion and respect at UBC. Mark Turin is described as a mentor who goes above and beyond to help and encourage students. His adaptive approach to mentoring enables him […]

Congratulations to Dr. Linc Kesler

Congratulations to Dr. Linc Kesler, who has been appointed as a member of the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research (PRCR). Dr. Kesler’s role will be to help foster ethical research practices, as well as provide valuable advice on responsible research environments. Created by Canada’s three federal research agencies, CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC, the PRCR […]

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Women’s Memorial March – February 14th 2022 Class Cancellations

Dear CIS Community Members, In 1992, the first Women’s Memorial March was held in response to the murder of a woman on Powell Street in the Downtown Eastside. CIS will be cancelling classes on Monday February 14th, 2022 in support of the 31st Annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March. Our annual class cancellation on February […]

Statement on St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Findings

February 1st, 2022 The news of the location of 93 unmarked graves at the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near the community of Williams Lake First Nation is a reminder of the tragic history of Indigenous children in Residential schools. We at CIS recognize these revelations should not be ignored and we should all come […]

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