By Stephanie Wood
Despite growing up close to the University of British Columbia, which sits on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory, Vanessa Campbell says that until recently, she’d never visited the school’s botanical garden.
"I grew up right beside the botanical garden my whole life, and I never came," she said.
Campbell only visited the garden, which features imported and native plants, after she began working at UBC in the Musqueam Language and Culture Department as their “font person” — meaning she ensures that words in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, the Musqueam language, are spelled correctly on signage on campus and around the city. READ MORE