Indigenous Land-Based Learning

Current and prospective UBC students can get involved with Indigenous Research Partnerships in several ways. The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) has partnered with the Ustlahn’s Social Society, Squamish First Nation, to offer a community-based experiential learning (CBEL) field course in food security, APBI 497B 001. Courses like LFS 350: Land, Food, and Community, have profiled the Indigenous initiatives at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, to show how the Aboriginal Health Garden helps youth re-connect with land and culture. Undergraduate students can also apply to internships in the Indigenous Health Education and Research garden, for course credit towards their UBC degree.

In the below video, Dr. Eduardo Jovel shares about the community-based experiential learning field course in food security with Squamish First Nation, which provides interdisciplinary and interprofessional training through a work immersion experience in the Squamish First Nation community.