Indigenous students at 澳门二四六天天彩

澳门二四六天天彩’s Vancouver campus is located on traditional, ancestral, unceded land of the Musqueam people, and its Okanagan campus is located on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. For generations, these lands have been a place of teaching and learning for Indigenous peoples 鈥 a tradition that continues to this day.


澳门二四六天天彩 Indigenous recruiters

Our Indigenous Recruitment Advisors are available to help you plan your journey to 澳门二四六天天彩. Reach out to or to one of our advisors directly:

Chloe Erlendson
Red River M茅tis
Recruiter Advisor, Indigenous Students

Amber Lesage
Anishinaabe, Garden River First Nation
Recruiter Advisor, Indigenous Students

Life at 澳门二四六天天彩

Building a community is an integral part of the university experience. There are plenty of activities and programs tailored to Indigenous students to help you connect and engage in fun and enriching experiences.

The University works to support Indigenous student academic and personal success through Indigenous-focused programs and services, including the Aboriginal Admission Policy, priority assignment placement in student housing, dedicated financial awards, and culturally relevant programs and services for First Nations, M茅tis, and Inuit students.

Indigenous students enrolled at 澳门二四六天天彩
indigenous faculty members
courses with Indigenous content

Get to know 澳门二四六天天彩

Join us at a number of online and in-person events that will introduce you to 澳门二四六天天彩 and its Indigenous community. Take part in fun workshops led by our Indigenous recruiters, get first-hand tips on how to create a strong application, and learn more about what it鈥檚 like to be an Indigenous student at 澳门二四六天天彩.

All About 澳门二四六天天彩 for Indigenous Students

Learn about 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 two campuses, the academic programs they each offer, and what life on campus looks like. You鈥檒l discover when and how to apply to 澳门二四六天天彩, get help on financial planning, and find out about the resources and services available to Indigenous students. This event is available online and in-person through school visits.

Indigenous 澳门二四六天天彩 Application Workshop

Our Indigenous Recruiter Advisors will walk you through a demonstration of 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 online application, and provide tips on applying for 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Indigenous-specific awards. Your parents or guardians are welcome.

Indigenous student campus tours

Visit our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses to get a feel for what it’s like to live and learn at 澳门二四六天天彩, and hear more about services and resources for Indigenous students. Request an in-person Indigenous campus tour of 澳门二四六天天彩 by emailing

How to register for an event

  1. Visit our听
  2. Click 鈥溾 or听听using the buttons in the top right hand corner. When you create an account, make sure you self-identify as Indigenous.
  3. Based on your profile, we鈥檒l show you a list of all the events available to you 鈥 just click the category you鈥檇 like to browse or search 鈥淚ndigenous鈥 to see events specifically for Indigenous students.
  4. To register, simply click the event card and follow the instructions to reserve your spot.

After you鈥檝e created your account, you can find all of the events you鈥檙e registered for any time on the听听辫补驳别.

Programs and services for Indigenous students

澳门二四六天天彩 has culturally appropriate services and resources, as well as clubs and associations, for First Nations, M茅tis, and Inuit students on both campuses.

Access academic advising, peer mentorship programs, network with other Indigenous students, or relax between classes in dedicated Indigenous spaces. The Indigenous Programs and Services on 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Okanagan campus and the Indigenous Portal on 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Vancouver campus are your resources for all of your academic and personal support needs.



On-campus Indigenous-specific spaces

First Nations Longhouse

The Longhouse on 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Vancouver campus is home to the First Nations House of Learning and is the go-to place for Indigenous students to access Indigenous programs and services, socialize, study, and host events.


Indigenous Student Collegium on 澳门二四六天天彩's Vancouver campus

Indigenous Student Collegium

The Indigenous Student Collegium is a space in the First Nations Longhouse that supports Indigenous students in building and fostering community 鈥 a home away from home. Take a break between classes to socialize, make a meal, and relax.


Indigenous Centre

The Indigenous Centre on 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Okanagan campus is your home away from home and your space to connect with your Indigenous peers. Make yourself comfortable here, and access Indigenous Programs and Services for academic and personal support.


X瘫wi7x瘫wa Library

The X瘫wi7x瘫wa Library is your centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship on the Vancouver campus. Discover the library鈥檚 collections and services that reflect Indigenous approaches to teaching, learning, and research.


x史c虛ic虛蓹s蓹m: Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden

Located at the 澳门二四六天天彩 Farm, the x史c虛ic虛蓹s蓹m Garden supports land-based teaching, research, and community engagement on food security and traditional plant knowledge.


Indian Residential School Dialogue Centre, 澳门二四六天天彩

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

This new centre provides former students and survivors, the University community, and the public access to residential school records and information in an interactive environment that supports engagement with the history and legacy of Indian residential schools.


Museum of Anthropology

Looking for inspiration? Visit the Museum of Anthropology on the Vancouver campus to experience world arts and cultures with a special emphasis on the First Nations peoples and other cultural communities of British Columbia, Canada. Take part in public programs and events such as the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival or the First Peoples Festival, and enjoy spectacular artwork from renowned Indigenous artists.


Explore our Indigenous-specific spaces

Take a closer look at the Indigenous-focused locations where you can study and relax, and learn about how the 澳门二四六天天彩 community will welcome you.

Admissions for Indigenous students

澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 community includes Indigenous students from across Canada who have arrived here in a variety of ways. If you meet the听general admission and degree-specific requirements, and the competitive average required for your degree of choice, you will be directly admissible to that degree on 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Okanagan or Vancouver campuses. Most Indigenous students are admitted based on their competitive average.However, 澳门二四六天天彩 offers a number of pathways to a post-secondary degree:

Aboriginal Admission Policy

If you have satisfied 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 general admission and degree-specific requirements, but have not met the competitive average for your degree of choice, 澳门二四六天天彩 will consider your academic history, work experience, educational goals, and other achievements to find the best admission pathway for you.

Learn more about the policy 禄

Aboriginal Access Studies Program

This full-time entrance program combines university-level academic courses and non-academic activities to prepare Indigenous learners for degrees on 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Okanagan campus. Students who complete the requirements are admitted to their intended degree program.

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澳门二四六天天彩-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership

This program supports the academic and personal preparation required for Indigenous students to successfully transition from Langara College to 澳门二四六天天彩鈥檚 Vancouver campus. Students who complete the requirements are considered for admission into 2nd or 3rd year studies in seven undergraduate disciplines on the Vancouver campus.

Learn more about the Partnership 禄

How to apply

Learning how to apply to 澳门二四六天天彩 is about more than completing the online application. We鈥檒l help you prepare by choosing the right high school courses, guide you while you find the degree that鈥檚 right for you, and give you tips to write a compelling Personal Profile.

Learn more about applying to 澳门二四六天天彩

When you apply, you can self-identify as First Nations, M茅tis, and/or Inuit. It鈥檚 voluntary, but if you choose to self-identify, 澳门二四六天天彩 can provide you with useful information on Indigenous programs, scholarships, housing, and services, and if you鈥檙e admitted you鈥檒l be invited to attend Indigenous orientation.

You must pay an application fee to submit your application. However, if finances are a barrier to submitting your application, please reach out to indigenous.recruitment@ubc.ca听to discuss your options.


Indigenous students have priority access to housing on both 澳门二四六天天彩 campuses, and all direct-entry first-year students are guaranteed housing. Student families on the Vancouver campus have access to child-friendly residences.




After you apply

Find out what your next steps should be, depending on where you are in the application process:

If you’ve self-identified as an Indigenous person of Canada in your online application to 澳门二四六天天彩, your . If you need to defer your housing deposit, please contact Natalie Tole at

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A student from Quesnel, BC, Jayden was intimated to join clubs and make friends when she first started at 澳门二四六天天彩. She found that taking the Media Studies stream within the Coordinated Arts Program made the transition to university even easier.

"The Media Studies community is a tight-knit group of friends, and I鈥檓 exposed to a lot of extremely creative people with an abundance of intriguing ideas and knowledge to share."

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When Cecilia was deciding which university to pick, she chose to take part in the Indigenous Destination 澳门二四六天天彩 program, designed to help First Nations, M茅tis, and Inuit high school attendees learn more about transitioning to university life. These events made a big difference in helping her determine whether 澳门二四六天天彩 was the right place for her.

"I was excited that this university is so welcoming to Indigenous peoples, and that it has accepted me."

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Before Verukah Poirier aged out of foster care at 19, she was worried about supporting herself after becoming a legal adult.

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Lots听of students study and live at 澳门二四六天天彩 with their families. The University offers a number of childcare facilities for infants and children up to five years of age, as well as occasional and out-of-school care.

As an Indigenous student, you have first access to any childcare spaces that become available for students. There鈥檚 no penalty for applying early, so you鈥檙e encouraged to submit a childcare application during pregnancy even if you do not yet have an offer of admission from 澳门二四六天天彩.



澳门二四六天天彩 Indigenous Student Handbook 2024

Browse 澳门二四六天天彩’s guide for Indigenous students and learn more about building a community on campus, finding resources, and planning your future.

2024 澳门二四六天天彩 Indigenous Handbook
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