Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Visit

Event Details

Join us for a guided visit of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC Vancouver campus.

The IRSHDC addresses the colonial impacts of Residential Schools and other policies imposed by the Canadian government on Indigenous Peoples, and ensures that this history is acknowledged, examined and understood within the UBC community. The Centre helps provide access to records and information for Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors of the Residential School system. They also work with partners at UBC and beyond to encourage dialogue about the Residential School system and the on-going repercussions of colonialism in Canada.

This session is for people who would like to learn more about the ongoing impacts of the residential school system and other colonial practices. Participants will have a guided experience with IRSHDC staff to explore the building, learn more about historical and contemporary issues relating to the residential school system, and engage with records and collections. This is also an opportunity to network with fellow UBC staff who lead and support community-university engagement.

Coffee/tea will be provided. 

Date: Thursday February 15, 2024
Time: 10:00 -11:30 am (PDT)
Location: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (1985 Learner’s Walk)