The Orange Shirt Project

Acts of Remembrance, Respect and Reconciling




Dr. Lorrie Miller, Dr. Kerry Renwick, Dr. Shannon Leddy and Heather Clark invite all Teacher Candidates and FoE Faculty and Staff to participate in creating orange shirts to commemorate each of the Indigenous children who lost their lives at Indian Residential Schools. We also welcome participation by alumni and UBC community. The collected contributions will be installed in Scarfe as an ongoing act of remembrance and reconciling.

Knit, crochet, sew – at every skill level

  • Scarfe 1107 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • October 21, October 28, and November 4
  • * more workshops TBA

New and seasoned knitters and crochet enthusiasts are all welcome. Patterns, directions and materials will be available. Yet, we welcome additional donations. Donations of materials or completed shirts can be dropped off Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30pm at: Teacher Education Office | 103 – 2125 Main Mall, Neville Scarfe Building.

For more information contact | Dr. Lorrie Miller |



Dr. Lorrie Miller’s interview with the Vancouver Sun 




Download the poster for the Orange Shirt Project