In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aboriginal Centre (UNC 212 & 210) is currently closed. The Aboriginal Programs and Services team is working remotely and can be reached by email, please contact us if you have any questions or inquires.

Aboriginal Programs & Services provides community and culturally appropriate services and support to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Students. You belong here.

Indigenous Student Advising

UBCO has designated Indigenous Student Advisors to provide advising from the time of application and throughout your academic journey.

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Aboriginal Undergraduate Mentorship Program

Opportunities for students in STEM programs to gain practical research and laboratory experience.

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Indigenous Student Orientation

Now that you have made the decision to attend UBCO, you’re invited to discover your new campus, develop connections, and begin building community.


Access Studies Program

An entrance program to prepare and transition Indigenous learners into degree programs at UBC, including for-credit courses as well as tutorials and workshops to enhance academic skills and knowledge.

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Aboriginal Centre

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Welcome to the Aboriginal Centre, located on the second floor of the UNC building (UNC 212). 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, and a sense of belonging and community.

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Contact Us

Aboriginal Programs & Services
Room 212 University Centre
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V1V7
Fax: 250 807 8460

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UBC Okanagan respectfully acknowledges the traditions and customs of the Syilx Okanagan people in whose territory the Okanagan Campus is situated.

You can see the connection to the Syilx Okanagan Nation on campus through our bilingual street signs which are written in both English and n’syilxcen, the Story Poles and the Okanagan Nation flag in the main campus courtyard, and the variety of events and programming provided throughout the year.

The Okanagan

Territory of Syilx Okanagan Nation, the Okanagan is a region in the province of British Columbia located along the Okanagan Lake.  The Okanagan region is full of fresh water lakes, rolling hills, grasslands, forests, and Canada’s only desert.

The Okanagan Nation Alliance officially welcomed UBC to the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation in 2005 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

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