The week of September 16-22 is the BC Reconciliation Week. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), which was established in 2008 to gather testimony on survivors’ experiences of the Indian Residential Schools, is also holding its BC National Events at Vancouver PNE from September 18-21.
UBC is dedicated to developing a better understanding of Indian Residential School histories, the policies that guided the operations of the schools, and their effects upon individuals and communities. The University will be suspending classes on September 18 to allow students, faculty and other members of the UBC community to participate in this historic event and other events around the city.
Asian Library, as part of the UBC Library, joined this campus-wide initiative by setting up a display to feature books, journal and blog articles as well as newspaper clippings on the Indian Residential Schools, in particular from an Asian perspective. It’s located in the Asian Centre foyer from September 16 to 25. Exhibits and displays on the Aboriginal issues can also be found at Education Library, Koerner Library, and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.