Reconciliation Pole also succeeds as a real-time construction project

With several hundred spectators—volunteers and community members—in attendance, the Reconciliation Pole was installed in traditional Haida manner on Saturday, April 1st.

The Reconciliation Pole is one of two UBC initiatives that aim to capture the long trajectory of Indigenous and Canadian relations and to ensure that the history of Canada’s Indian residential schools will never be forgotten.

Beyond the deeply symbolic meaning of the pole and the installation, the many individuals that took part in successfully managing the engineering and logistics of this project were instrumental. We thank the Project Managers, Facilities Managers, crews and teams from both Infrastructure Development and Building Operations for supporting this event and creating a rich and inviting campus space.

Read more about the event via Professor Ono’s blog.