UBC Dialogue: Full Video Record
On November 1, 2011, in collaboration with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, the First Nations House of Learning at UBC hosted a day-long Dialogue on the History and Legacy of the Indian Residential Schools. Please see the page above this one on the menu for more contextual information on this event as well as a shorter edited video of this event: UBC Dialogue: Nov 1, 2011. This page presents the complete video record: the menu system above here provides detailed descriptions and controls for navigating this record. For more information on the Indian Residential School System, see the parent page to this one, The Residential School System.
On September 18, 2013, the University of British Columbia suspended classes for the first day of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's National Event in Vancouver. A considerable amount of programming and other activity took place on campus to inform people of Indian residential school history and its effects during this time. To learn more about what happened on campus, see http://irsi.aboriginal.ubc.ca.
Please note that, as described on the parent page, that although participants expressed their appreciation and optimism following this event, these videos present accounts of the Indian Residential Schools and their effects that most viewers find emotionally challenging. If you begin to encounter difficulty while or after viewing these videos, we urge you to stop and seek support from one of the services noted below here. Please also note that, while participants were aware of and consented to the recording of this event, the strength of their reactions are often very evident: we urge you to regard their participation with respect.
Counseling Support Services
UBC StudentsCounselling Services provides counselling to UBC students. The team includes an Aboriginal counsellor with experience working with Aboriginal communities. To book an appointment call 604.822.3811 or visit room 1040 in Brock Hall.
Former Residential School Students
An Indian residential Schools crisis Line (1.866.925.4419, toll free) is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her residential school experience.
UBC Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff have access to counselling services (face-to-face, telephone, and e-counselling) through the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1.800.663.1142 for 24 hour-a-day access to counselling.
24 Hour-A-Day Crisis Counseling