UBC Faculty of Medicine 2022 Commemorative Event for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation | Orange Shirt Day

Dermot Kelleher, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President of Health at UBC, would like to thank you for joining us as we came together in a concerted effort to reflect on the purpose of Orange Shirt Day, now also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This important event took place virtually on the morning of Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

The event was guided by Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Indigenous Initiatives Advisor and Namaste Marsden – Masemtxoxw, Director, Indigenous Engagement. Dean Kelleher, together with Faculty leadership and community, vowed to reaffirm and deepen their commitment to advance the Faculty’s Response to the TRC Calls to Action in collaboration with First Nations and Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and beyond. We continue to work with a determined and deliberate purpose towards ending racism against all Indigenous peoples in both academic and health care systems, and to move ever forward in upholding and recognizing First Nations and Indigenous peoples’ rights that align with the commitments made by UBC in its Indigenous Strategic Plan.

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