Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship

November 2017 - April 2018research

The Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship pairs Aboriginal students with faculty members or postdoctoral research fellows as mentors, and will include research projects, lab experiences, and meetings with mentors and peers. Students can expect to gain a deeper interest in their subject area and may find the mentorship useful as part of a pathway to graduate studies or careers in research. A stipend will be provided.


Eligibility: Undergraduate students at UBC Okanagan who self-identify as Aboriginal.

How to Apply: Please submit an application to Rachel Andreychuk that includes the following:

  • Your Name and Student Number
  • Why you are interested in participating in a research mentorship and how it would relate to your overall career/education goals.
  • Which UBCO professors or researchers would you be interested in working under, and why? Please submit at least two options.

DEADLINE: October 5th at 8:00 PM.


For more details on this program, please attend one of the Information Sessions being held in the Aboriginal Programs and Services Boardroom (UNC 211). Friday, September 22nd 2:00-3:00 PM or Tuesday, September 26th 3:30-4:30 PM.


Previous Student Feedback:

With this experience I have learned that research is more than just conducting experiments and analyzing data. Before you conduct a research project, things such as data mining, organization and storing data are crucial before you even start! I have learned more about my interests and have a better idea of what I would like to pursue as a career. The mentorship was the best program I have participated in during my time at UBCO.
Through the Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship, I have learned how to be a productive member of a team, while working in a fast-paced environment. I feel incredibly confident having a successful faculty member supporting me, while having a team of graduate/undergraduate students to rely on.


Rachel Andreychuk 
Aboriginal Program Administrator
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
UNC212 - 3272 University Way | Kelowna, British Columbia | V1V 1V7
Phone 250 807 9458 




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