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Statement on the one-year anniversary of the announcement of 215 unmarked graves found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School
May 27, 2022
Our hearts are heavy as we mark the one-year anniversary of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announcing the discovery of the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The discovery of these burial sites confirmed the truth that residential school survivors have long known, that the abuse […]
May 19, 2022
UBC student-athlete Coltyn Liu was just two years old when an accident left him with a number of challenges, including a brain injury. He was able to not only live with his conditions but thrive despite them. In this episode, Santa talks to Coltyn about how he overcame his challenges to become a star volleyball player […]
May 16, 2022
The Vancouver Club Thank you very much for that generous introduction, Colleen – I’d love to meet that guy! We often hear speakers say that they stand between you and dinner so they’d better be brief – but luckily, we have already had dinner so the sky’s the limit! As you know, academics can talk, […]
May 13, 2022
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to discuss Asian Heritage Month with Henry Yu, the principal of St. John’s College and an acclaimed scholar in the field of Asian-Canadian history. You can watch highlights from the discussion in the video (above), or read the transcript of the full discussion below: Henry: Hello everybody. I’m […]
May 11, 2022
On May 10, 2022, I publicly announced the close of our tremendously successful Blue & Gold Campaign for Students. I am so pleased to share that we raised over $211-million enabling us to offer life-changing opportunities for many students, including those from under-represented communities, through financial support, awards and experiential learning opportunities Students are at […]
May 9, 2022
Santa Ono and guest Henry Yu, the principle of St. John’s College, discuss Asian Heritage Month, which is taking place against a background of anti-Asian racism, and racism against other ABIPOC groups and individuals, as well as the continued tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the transcript here.
May 2, 2022
In Episode 38 of the Blue & Goldcast, Santa talks to UBC Chancellor Steven Point about his distinguished career and his philosophy of life. Download the transcript here.