Indigenous Research Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Research Mentorship (IRM) Program is an opportunity for self-identified Indigenous undergraduate students to gain practical research and laboratory experience while working with a UBC Okanagan faculty member or post-doctoral fellow.

Over the course of the Winter academic session, IRM participants will:

  • Work directly with a faculty member or post-doctoral fellow conducting research tied to their program of study
  • Gain a deeper interest in their subject area of study
  • Articulate and analyze their research through various presentation opportunities through the year
  • Strengthen presentation, public speaking, and research skills
  • Engage with other IRM students through social gatherings and professional development opportunities
  • Network with UBC Okanagan faculty
  • Discover opportunities for pursuing further research and/or pathways to graduate study programs or careers in research
  • Receive a financial stipend for their involvement

Upcoming information sessions

Thursday, October 7

4:00 pm PT via Zoom

Register here

Tuesday, October 12

5:00 pm PT via Zoom

Register here


This program is open to all full-time, self identified Indigenous undergraduate students. Priority placement will be given to students in their second, third or fourth year of study.

How to apply

Applications are now open and will be accepted until Friday, October 15 at 11:59pm PT:

Apply now


Have questions?

Contact Rachel Andreychuk, Indigenous Student Advisor