Dr. Richard Vedan

Associate Professor Emeritus and Elder Scholar of the Secwepemc First Nation


Dr. Richard Vedan, Secwepemc Nation, is Professor Emeritus University of British Columbia, past Director First Nations House of Learning; and Sr. Advisor Aboriginal Affairs to UBC’s President. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 11 years retiring in 1977. Current research addresses intergenerational trauma/PTSD with Indigenous populations and military veterans. Richard and his wife Barbara recently marked their 54th anniversary with children and grandchildren.