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Indigenous Programs
and Services

Indigenous Programs

Help create a home away from home for Indigenous students

Indigenous Programs and Services, provides a sense of belonging and community to more than 500 students at UBC Okanagan.

This home away from home is committed to enriching the quality of the student experience for Indigenous students by promoting access, providing capacity building opportunities, and celebrating success. The Centre offers many unique amenities and provides a safe and comfortable space for academic study, social interaction, and cultural experiences.

Indigenous Programs and Services staff manage the Centre and administer various programs and activities which directly impact the academic success of Indigenous students.

Funding support for the Centre will strengthen program activities for more than 500 students annually. These include:

  • Indigenous Student Orientation
  • Academic planning specific to personal goals
  • Weekly workshops on academic, health/well-being, and career topics
  • Individual support, referrals, and advocacy
  • Social and cultural events throughout the year
  • A supportive team of Indigenous Peer Mentors and Tutors

Support for the Centre ensures that programs are able to be expanded to increase supports to those students who self-identify as First Nation, Métis, and Inuit.

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