Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program

The Aboriginal Undergraduate Research Mentorship (AURM) 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.

The AURM will be offered remotely for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Over the course of the Winter academic session, AURM 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 AURM 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


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 for the 2020 Winter Session are now closed. Please check back again in Summer 2021!


Have questions?

Contact Rachel Andreychuk, Indigenous Student Advisor
Email: rachel.andreychuk@ubc.ca