Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program

The Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship (URM) Program is an opportunity for self-identified aboriginal undergraduate students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs 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, Aboriginal URM participants will:

  • Work directly with a faculty member or post-doctoral fellow conducting research tied to their program of study
  • Gain hands on experience working in a laboratory setting
  • 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 Aboriginal URMs 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 Info Sessions

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in UNC 334.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2 – 3 p.m. in UNC 334.


This program is open to all full-time, self identified Aboriginal undergraduate students who are registered in a STEM related program. Priority placement will be given to students in their second, third or fourth year of study.

To Apply

Applications for the upcoming academic year will open in the Fall 2020

Have Questions?

Contact Rachel Andreychuk, Aboriginal Student Advisor
Email: rachel.andreychuk@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 8567