As a collaboration of post-secondary instructors from across the province of British Columbia (BC), the fourteen authors of the first and second edition of this lab manual live and work on numerous unceded Indigenous territories. We would like to begin this lab manual with the following institutional territorial acknowledgements.
University of British Columbia (Stuart MacKinnon, Nina Hewitt, Craig Nichol, Ian Saunders, and Fes de Scally)
The University of British Columbia (UBC) has two campuses, one in the Okanagan and one in Vancouver, and this lab manual has authors representing both campuses. On behalf of UBC, we acknowledge that our Okanagan Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, and the Vancouver Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.
Okanagan College (Chani Welch, Terence Day, and Todd Redding)
On behalf of Okanagan College, we acknowledge that our Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon campuses are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) people, and our Salmon Arm campus is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people.
College of the Rockies (Katie Burles)
On behalf of College of the Rockies, I acknowledge that our main campus is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Kinbasket people.
Thompson Rivers University (Crystal Huscroft)
On behalf of Thompson Rivers University, I would like to respectively acknowledge that our main campus is on the unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc’ulucw.
University of Victoria (Gillian Krezoski)
On behalf of the University of Victoria, I acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Simon Fraser University (Andrew Perkins)
On behalf of Simon Fraser University, I respectfully acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional, unceded territories our three campuses reside.
Langara College (Leonard Tang)
On behalf of Langara College, I would like to acknowledge that our location resides on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation.
Selkirk College (Allison Lutz)
On behalf of Selkirk College, I acknowledge that we operate and serve learners on the unceded traditional territories of the Sinixt (Lakes), the Syilx (Okanagan), the Ktunaxa, and the Secwepemc (Shuswap) peoples.
Thank you to all of these Indigenous people for the continued stewardship of the land on which we all live and rely upon. We would also like to acknowledge that colleagues who reviewed these labs also live and work on these, and other, Indigenous territories across BC. Finally, we would like to acknowledge all Indigenous territories across BC, Canada, and the world where this lab manual may be used.