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Dr. Richard W. Vedan

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Senior Advisor To the President O...

The University of British Columbia President
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BA
    University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Social Work
    UBC Fraternity
  • Master of Social Work
    University of British Columbia
  • PhD
    Simon Fraser University
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Canadian Campus Newswire - Canada University News
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The University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope has appointed Prof. Richard Vedan as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs....[continue]
Who We Are: Principal Investigators
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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.
Aboriginal Health Resources Directory
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Dr. Richard Vedan, (Secwepemc), has been an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia 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.
NAMHR Aboriginal Health Resource Database Results
www.namhr.ca [cached]
Dr. Richard Vedan, (Secwepemc), has been an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia 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.
Conference Speakers
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Richard Vedan
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Richard Vedan Dr. Richard Vedan is from the Neskonlith Band of the Secwepemc First Nations. Following high school, Richard spent 11 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served as a navigator and later as Senior Social Work Officer for Air Command, retiring with the rank of Captain.
Richard received his BA at the University of Western Ontario and his MSW from UBC. In 2002 he completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University. His doctoral dissertation is "How Shall We Forgive Our Fathers: Angry/Violent First Nations/Aboriginal Men's Experiences with Social Workers".
Richard began his teaching career at Lakehead University in 1973 while still working as a military Social Worker. After returning to BC in 1977, he worked as Band Manager for Neskonlith, and later served as Director of Health and Social Development for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in Vancouver. He then taught at Langara College for 16 years, also serving for 7 years as Division Chair/Dean of Instruction for Applied Arts and Community Services.
In 1995 he was appointed as Associate Professor at the UBC School of Social Work and since July 2001 has been Director of UBC's First Nations House of Learning.
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