Indigenous events

If you are an Indigenous person (a member of First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit peoples in Canada), you’ll have the chance to join us at a number of events that will introduce you to UBC 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’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC.

 

These events will help you navigate the application process and learn more about our two campuses, and will be hosted either in-person or virtually via Zoom.

Your fall events

Indigenous Vancouver Campus Tour

Meet an Indigenous student ambassador who will highlight their favourite locations on campus, show you their Indigenous-specific spaces, and help you navigate programs and resources for Indigenous students. After the tour, an Indigenous student advisor will be available to answer your questions.

 

All About UBC for Indigenous Students

Learn about UBC’s two campuses, the academic programs they each offer, and what life on campus looks like. You’ll discover when and how to apply to UBC, get help on financial planning, and find out about the resources and services available to Indigenous students.

 

Indigenous UBC Application Workshop

Our Indigenous Recruiter Advisors will walk you through a demonstration of UBC’s online application, and provide tips on applying for UBC’s Indigenous-specific awards. Your parents or guardians are welcome.

 

Virtual Indigenous Grade 12 Day

Grade 12 Indigenous students are invited to join us for an afternoon of online sessions that will include an application workshop and other events designed to introduce you to UBC’s Vancouver campus and its Indigenous community.

UBC Indigenous recruiters

Our Indigenous Recruitment Advisors are available to help you plan your journey to UBC. Reach out to indigenous.recruitment@ubc.ca or to one of them directly:

Kristen Davis
Gitxsan and Nisga’a
Community Liaison Manager, Indigenous Students
604.827.0714
kristen.davis@ubc.ca

Chloe Erlendson
Red River Métis
Recruiter Advisor, Indigenous Students
604.827.2135
chloe.erlendson@ubc.ca

Amber Lesage
Anishinaabe, Garden River First Nation
Recruiter Advisor, Indigenous Students
250.807.8524
amber.lesage@ubc.ca

Events

In-person school visits

To find out if a UBC Recruiter will be visiting your school, visit our tours and events page and create an account. Based on your profile, we’ll show you a list of all the events available to you – just click the category you’d like to browse or search “Indigenous” to see events specifically for Indigenous students.

 

Date Location Recruiter
September 26 – 29 Northwest BC (PSBC) Kristen Davis
October 3 – 6 Prince George and Northeast BC (PSBC) Amber Lesage
October 3 – 7 Yellowknife, NWT Chloe Erlendson
October 11 – 14 Ottawa, ON and surrounding area Amber Lesage
October 11 – 14 Prince George and Central Interior BC (PSBC) Chloe Erlendson
October 17 Fort McMurray, AB Amber Lesage
October 18 – 21 Calgary, AB and surrounding area Amber Lesage
October 31 – November 4 Winnipeg, MB Chloe Erlendson
October 31 – November 4 North Vancouver Island, BC (PSBC) Amber Lesage
November 1 – 3 Whitehorse, YK Kristen Davis
November 7 – 10 Saskatoon and Regina, SK Chloe Erlendson
November 14 – 18 Edmonton, AB and surrounding area Amber Lesage
November 21 – 22 Thunder Bay, ON Chloe Erlendson
November 23 – 25 Winnipeg, MB Chloe Erlendson

Virtual events

Date Time Event
Thursday, October 6 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT All About UBC for Indigenous students
Tuesday, October 18 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT Indigenous UBC Application workshop
Wednesday, October 26  6:00 – 7:00 pm PT All About UBC for BC Indigenous students
Wednesday, November 9 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT All About UBC for Indigenous students
Tuesday, November 15  6:00 – 7:00 pm PT All About UBC for BC Indigenous students
Friday, November 18 12:00 – 4:30 pm PT Virtual UBCV Indigenous Grade 12 Day
Tuesday, November 29 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT Indigenous UBC Application workshop
Tuesday, December 6 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT All About UBC for BC Indigenous students
Wednesday, December 7 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT CSEA Application workshop

 

How to register for an event

  1. Visit our tours and events page
  2. Click “create account” or log in 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’ll show you a list of all the events available to you – just click the category you’d like to browse or search “Indigenous” 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’ve created your account, you can find all of the events you’re registered for any time on the Your account page.

Events for counsellors

Join us for an online information session for counsellors, teachers, coordinators, and other staff who support Indigenous students. We will share updates about Indigenous student admissions, pathway and bridging programs, and resources and supports at UBC. We will also listen to the challenges that your students are facing to better inform our admissions decisions.

Date Time Event
Tuesday, October 18 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT Indigenous Counsellor Event

 

To register, click the survey link and select the session(s) you plan to attend. We will follow up with the appropriate Zoom link.

Missed the information session? You can download the presentation from our counsellors page.