Student Stories

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2024

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2024

On Saturday, May 25th, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration to honour Indigenous graduates from the Spring Class of 2024. The event, held at the First Nations Longhouse, saw 44 participating Indigenous students called into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall through the ceremonial door. As each entered, they were ceremoniously transformed from student […]

UBC Indigenous Career Fair 2024

UBC Indigenous Career Fair 2024

Are you in search of summer work opportunities or a pathway into your career post-graduation? The First Nations House of Learning invites Indigenous students to UBC’s inaugural Indigenous Career Fair on Thursday, February 1st, from 3:30–5:30pm at Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall. Prospective employers representing a variety of sectors will offer insights into their summer internship openings, […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2023

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2023

On Saturday, November 25th, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration at the First Nations Longhouse to honour participating Indigenous graduates from the Fall Class of 2023. Longhouse Ceremonial Door The event saw Indigenous students called into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall through a ceremonial door, whereupon each was individually acknowledged by a gathering […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2023

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2023

On Saturday, June 3rd, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration at the First Nations Longhouse to honour participating Indigenous graduates from the Spring Class of 2023. The event saw Indigenous students walking through the Longhouse’s ceremonial door into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, whereupon each was acknowledged by a gathering of families and […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2022

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2022

On Saturday, November 26th, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration to honour Indigenous graduates from the Fall Class of 2022. The event, held at the First Nations Longhouse, saw participating Indigenous students called into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall through the ceremonial door. As each entered, they were ceremoniously transformed from student to […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2022

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2022

On Saturday, May 28th, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration event at the First Nations Longhouse to honour 60 participating Indigenous graduates from the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 classes, from a combined total of 260 Indigenous graduates at UBC Vancouver. The event saw Indigenous students walking through the Longhouse’s ceremonial […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2021

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2021

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a virtual graduation celebration to honour and recognize the educational achievements of participating Indigenous graduates from the UBC Vancouver campus. This virtual event was offered in place of the usual in-person celebration at the First Nations Longhouse, which will resume once COVID-19 restrictions […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2020

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2020

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a virtual graduation celebration to honour and recognize the educational achievements of participating Indigenous graduates. This year’s virtual offering replaced the usual in-person event held at the First Nations Longhouse, which wasn’t held due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Similar to […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2019

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2019

On Saturday, November 30, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a celebration event at the First Nations Longhouse in honour of Indigenous students graduating as part of the Fall 2019 class. The event saw Indigenous students walking through the ceremonial door into Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, followed by an honouring ceremony. The act of walking […]

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2019

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2019

The First Nation House of Learning’s held its annual Indigenous graduation celebration at the First Nations Longhouse on Saturday, May 25th, where 39 Indigenous students and two UBC honorary degree recipients, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Leona Sparrow, were honoured by families, friends and supporters for their achievements. Overall, 130 Indigenous students graduated this spring, […]