Kwéleches, hello and welcome! I’m excited to announce that Elder Roberta Price, UBC Adjunct Professor and Indigenous Co-Lead for the Family Medicine Residency Program, will be joining us at our Academic Half Day:
Thursday, December 20, 2018
ARHCC Baker 103 Conference Room
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Elder Roberta Price from the Snuneymuxw and Cowichan First Nations, has worked tirelessly over the past three decades to educate and raise awareness about issues affecting First Nations people in a positive, informative, and productive manner. She does this by working as a First Nations educator – sharing her traditional knowledge in schools, within the community, and with First Nations people.
Healing is something Roberta is familiar with as she recalls a very painful childhood survived in foster care. Feeling isolated and separated from her culture took a toll on her. Today, she has “risen up” and is completely devoted to being an agent of positive change. The mother of four and grandmother of eight has shared for the longest time that she believed she was doing this healing work for her children, but that she now realizes it is for her grandchildren.
Roberta is involved with many communities in the Lower Mainland. A former member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Association of First Nations Women and an Elder at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, Vancouver General Hospital and with the Mmmooooooke Na Sii yea Yeaaaa (All My Relations) Program at Vancouver Native Health Society. For over 10 years, Roberta has been involved with the UBC School of Nursing, as community advisor, researcher & Elder in the CRIiHI unit. She has also been involved with the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health for numerous years – presenting with the UBC Learning Circle and teaching the Cultural Competency and Humility course and IHHS 408 course to medical and other allied health professional students. Recently, she has been appointed Adjunct Professor in the Post Graduate Program, Department of Family Practice (UBC) and serves as the Indigenous Co-Lead for the Family Medicine Residency Program.