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.
At the northernmost point of BC’s remote Highway 16, where the Bulkley River meets the Skeena, you’ll find the tiny village of Hazelton. It was here, in this hamlet of 300 people today, that R. S. Sargent settled down to start a mercantile. The year was 1900. Hazelton, which sits on a peninsula created by […]