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Dr. Richard Vedan

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Education

  • BA
    University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Social Work
    UBC Fraternity
  • PhD
    Simon Fraser University
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Web References
Canadian Campus Newswire - Canada University News
www.canadian-universities.net, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
The University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope has appointed Prof. Richard Vedan as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs....[continue]
Aboriginal Faculty Members | Aboriginal Portal
aboriginal.ubc.ca, 8 Dec 2015 [cached]
Dr Richard Vedan, Associate Professor Emeritus School of Social Work
Richard Vedan, Secwepemc, joined the UBC School of Social Work in 1995 and is former director of the First Nation House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs (2001-2008). His research has addressed identity issues, authenticity, multi-generational traumatic stress disorder, violent behaviour in First Nations communities and the benefits of traditional healing practices. He retired on January 1st, 2014.
More on Dr Vedan
Contact Us - First Nations House of Learning
www.longhouse.ubc.ca, 1 July 2008 [cached]
Dr. Richard VedanDirector and Senior Advisor to the PresidentTel: 604-822-3071rvedan@interchange.ubc.ca
Who We Are: Principal Investigators
www.kloshetillicum.ca, 17 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Richard Vedan University of British Columbia Principal Investigator
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Dr. Richard Vedan, (Secwepemc), has been an Associate Professor at the UBC School of Social Work since 1995. From 2001 until 2008 he had appointments as the Director of the First Nation House of Learning and served as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs. Beginning in 1979 and until 1995 Richard was an Instructor, Department Chair and Division Chair /Dean of Instruction for Applied Arts and Community Services Programs at Langara College. From 1966 until 1977 he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force/ Canadian Armed Forces; trained as a Navigator and served as a Social Work Officer. In clinical practice he has worked with individuals, groups, couples and families and with drug and alcohol treatment programs. Currently he is a Co-Principal Investigator with the Kloshe Tillicum the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRBC-WA) which succeeded the BC ACADRE for which he was also Co-PI for six years. At present he is also Co-PI for an international project led by Dr. Judy Bartlett to build Aboriginal capacity in health research. Most recently Dr.Vedan's research has addressed identity issues, authenticity, multi-generational traumatic stress disorder, violent behaviour in First Nations men and the benefits of traditional healing practices. In June 2002, was awarded the Simon Fraser University Dean of Graduate Studies Medal for Academic Excellence in Education for his doctoral thesis: "How Shall We Forgive Our Fathers: Angry/Violent First Nations/Aboriginal Men's Experiences with Social Workers". Richard and his wife Barbara have been married for 41 years and have two adult children and two granddaughters living in British Columbia.
School of Social Work: People
www.socialwork.ubc.ca, 11 Feb 2012 [cached]
Richard Vedan, (Secwepemc First Nation) First Nations Advisor, joined the UBC School of Social Work in 1995 and has just completed appointments (2001-2008) as the Director of the First Nation House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs. Before coming to UBC he was a member of Langara College faculty for 16 years.
Dr. Vedan has 40 years experience as a social worker and social educator. Clinical practice includes work with couples and families, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and policy and program development as Director of Health and Social Development for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Over the past 30 years he has served on the Boards of the Vancouver Friendship Centre, the Native Education Centre, the VPD Native Police Liaison Society, the Board of Governors of Frontier College, and the Board of Registration for Social Workers in British Columbia; and was appointed to the Children's Commission's Tribunal Panel.
Currently he is Co-Principal Investigator for: the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHRBC), the Resilient Indigenous Health Workforce Networks Project with colleagues at the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Otago, Christchurch N.Z.; and is Co-PI/Participant in several of community-based research projects. He serves as a member of the CASWE Board of Accreditation; and is on the advisory boards for Providence Health Critical Incident Management Team, and the Centre for Addictions Research Centre in British Columbia. He is a member of the Aboriginal Social Work Educators Network, a founding fellow of the UBC Institute for Mental Health, a member of the College of Health Disciplines; and a member of the Board of Governors for the Kaiser Foundation.
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