Aboriginal Programs and Services

UBC’s Okanagan campus is dedicated to providing university access and support to Aboriginal students. The primary goal of Aboriginal Programs & Services is to provide culturally appropriate services and support to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students. The campus’ Aboriginal Centre provides a sense of belonging and community to Aboriginal students, like weekly communal lunches and Elder visits. This home-away-from-home strives to enrich the quality of the Aboriginal student experience by promoting access with dedicated tutors, providing capacity-building opportunities through leadership roles, and celebrating success. The campus’ Aboriginal Access Studies program, developed in partnership with First Nations communities, and unique among Canadian universities, provides opportunities for Aboriginal students to gain access to university study without needing to meet UBC’s usual admission requirements.

Consider how your support could help improve access to Aboriginal students, enhance their learning experiences, and make them feel at home on campus.

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