UBC, Point Grey & Musqueam
The Vancouver campus of UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula and is surrounded by Pacific Spirit Park and beaches. The campus community has over 52,000 students, 4,900 faculty and 9,300 staff. UBC is also home to a growing residential community of over 20,000 students, staff, faculty and residents who live in pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods close to shops, services, and cultural/recreational amenities.
The land upon which UBC is situated has always been a place of learning for the Musqueam people. For millennia, they have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site. The Musqueam, a thriving community of over 1,000 people, now live on a small portion of that traditional territory, on Musqueam Indian Reserve #2, south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River.
This new community grant collaboration celebrates the long history of partnership between the Musqueam Indian Band and UBC, and aims to inspire these communities to share experiences, strengthen connections and learn together.
UBC and Neighbourhood Small Grants are partners for the first time in 2016 to support vibrancy and connectedness within and between these communities. UBC students, staff, faculty and members of the Musqueam community are eligible to apply for a Community Animation Grant.
Please check back soon for an update on 2017 grant opportunities in this community.