Photo: UBC's President Santa Ono signing the #ReconciliationResolution campaign
The Allard School of Law is committed to reconciliation. Through the Indigenous Legal Studies (ILS), we have launched successful ventures whose goal is to raise awareness of Indigeous peoples in Canada and legal issues affecting this population. The ILS works closely with the Indigenous Law Students' Association (ILSA) and facilitate events such as the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil in October, the yearly Indigenous Awareness Week each February and last January ran a #ReconciliationResolution campaign, asking students, faculty and staff to commit to engaging with the Indigenous community around them at least three times throughout the year, and hashtag a photo of the experience on social media.
Following the Dean's message on committing to responding to the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission's Calls to Action, Allard Law is launching a Cultural Competency Certificate open to all students, faculty and staff in the Allard community. Furthermore, the Dean has struck a new Advisory Committee responding to the TRC's Calls to Action made of Indigenous alumni, including elders, chiefs, judges and lawyers to consult with as Allard Law continues to demonstrate their commitment to this important area.