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Dr. Richard Vedan

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Kloshe Tillicum
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver , British Columbia V6T 1Z4

Company Description: At Kloshe Tillicum we maintain a network of aboriginal health research and researchers. Since our main goal is to improve Aboriginal health, we do this by training...   more

Employment History

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  • BA
    University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Social Work
    UBC Fraternity
  • PhD
    Simon Fraser University
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Web References
Who We Are: Principal Investigators, 17 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Richard Vedan University of British Columbia Principal Investigator
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.
"This agreement is a critical advancement ..., 21 Dec 2006 [cached]
"This agreement is a critical advancement of UBC's ongoing commitment to First Nations," says Richard Vedan, Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs and Director of the First Nations House of Learning. "It is the UBC Vancouver piece of a similar agreement with the Okanagan Nation Alliance that relates to UBC Okanagan."
Vedan oversees Aboriginal programs at UBC, many of which are developed and run in partnership with B.C. First Nations communities, including the Native Indian Teacher Education Program, the First Nations Studies Program in Arts, the Institute for Aboriginal Health and the Chinook Program in Business, just to name a few.
Aboriginal Faculty Members | Aboriginal Portal, 14 Mar 2014 [cached]
Dr Richard Vedan, Associate Professor School of Social Work
Dr Vedan, from the Neskonlith Band of the Secwepemc First Nations, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and past Director of the First Nations House of Learning. His research interests encompass the development of practice methods relevant to First Nations issues as well as the establishment of service delivery organizations that integrate traditional First Nations values and healing methods.
More on Dr Vedan
Kaiser Foundation - Our Foundation, 28 April 2012 [cached]
Dr. Richard Vedan; Director, First Nations House of Learning, University of British Columbia
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