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Dr. Richard W. Vedan

Principal Investigator

The University of British Columbia President

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The University of British Columbia President

Background Information


Member of Aboriginal Education Advisory Council
Justice Institute of British Columbia

JIBC’s Aboriginal Education Advisory Council

Advisory Board Member
Indigenous Health Research Development Program

Member of the Board of Governors
Kaiser Foundation

Advisory Board Member
Centre for Addictions Research of BC

Advisory Boards for Management Team
Providence Health Care

Board Member
Canadian Association for Social Work Education

College of Health Disciplines

Member the Aboriginal Social Work Educators Network

Board Member

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society

Advisory Board Member
University of Victoria

Society Member
World Peace Forum


Board Member
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

Board of Governors
Frontier College



University of Western Ontario

Master of Social Work

UBC Fraternity

Master of Social Work

University of British Columbia


Simon Fraser University

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Who We Are: Principal Investigators [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.

Canadian Campus Newswire - [cached]

November 21, 2006 - The University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope has appointed Prof. Richard Vedan as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs.

Canadian Campus Newswire - Canada University News [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]

Conference Organizing Committees - IUHPE Conference 2007 [cached]

Richard W. Vedan, PhD, RSW Associate Professor Social Work & Family Studies Director First Nations, House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs, The Longhouse, UBC 822-3071 (604) 822-8944

Prof. Richard Vedan, UBC ... [cached]

Prof. Richard Vedan, UBC President's Special Advisor on Aboriginal Issues

Prof. Richard Vedan, UBC President's Special Advisor on Aboriginal Issues

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