xʷc̓ic̓əsəm: The Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden at UBC Farm received a traditional name from Musqueam Indian Band.
The menaing of the name is “The Place where things grow”. UBC’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. These lands have always been a place of learning for Musqueam youth, who were instructed in their culture, history, and tradition, and who in turn shared their knowledge with a new generation.
The Musqueam Indian Band and the University of British Columbia have a long history of partnership which was strengthened in December 2006 with the signing of an historic Memorandum of Affiliation. There are also a wide range of programs and partnerships between the University and the Musqueam Indian Band.