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NCTR partners with UBC for history and dialogue centre

September 12, 2016 — 

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba is honoured to partner with the University of British Columbia on its Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC).

An affiliate site to the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg, IRSC will particularly focus on the experiences of Indigenous peoples in B.C., where many of the schools were located, and will provide local access to records for Survivors and their families on the West Coast.

“The development of the centre at UBC further helps realize the vision of a national network of interconnected partners working together for Truth and Reconciliation,” said Ry Moran, Director of the NCTR. “Many years in the making, we are thrilled to see UBC take such an important step forward today and look forward to the work together moving ahead.”

The History and Dialogue Centre will act as a multimedia repository for Residential School records and archival material, making it a hub for academic research, community education and public programming.

“We are pleased to see the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation expand to the West Coast in this meaningful way,” said Dr. David T. Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba. “We wish our colleagues at UBC the best in helping preserve the stories of Residential School Survivors.”

The History and Dialogue Centre will be located in the middle of UBC’s Point Grey campus.

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