UBC Faculty of Medicine Response to the TRC Calls to Action

On June 25, 2021, Dermot Kelleher, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health and Santa J. Ono, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor formally launched and reflected upon the Faculty of Medicine’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action at a virtual event

Carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the Bentwood Box traveled with the TRC to its events throughout Canada, where people placed personal items into the box to symbolize their journey toward healing and expressions of reconciliation.

The program featured guest speakers including Musqueam and Syilx Elders, The Honourable Steven Point (xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl) and other Indigenous leaders, as well as a panel discussion with members of the Indigenous student, faculty, staff and alumni communities.

To read more about the speakers, please visit: https://www.med.ubc.ca/ubc-faculty-of-medicine-response-to-the-trc-calls-to-action-launch/

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