Orange Shirt Day, September 30, is a day to honour and uphold Survivors and intergenerational Survivors of the Indian residential school system, and to commemorate those who didn’t return home.
We gratefully acknowledge that the UBC Department of Orthopaedics and its distributed sites, including four university academic campuses, are located on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of Indigenous peoples around the province.
The UBC Vancouver-Point Grey academic campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and UBC operations in Vancouver more generally are also on the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
The UBC Okanagan academic campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.
The University of Northern BC Prince George campus is located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, who are part of the Dakelh First Nations.
The University of Victoria is located on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking peoples — the Songhees and the Esquimalt, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.