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


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.

Applications for the 2022/23 Program are now open!

Applications will close on October 11th, 2022 at 11:59pm (PST). Applications can be completed here.

If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator, Jen Hyslop:

Register for an Information Session

Information sessions will be held on:

  • September 22nd from 1 – 2pm (in-person)
  • October 4th from 7 – 8pm (Virtual)

To sign up for our information session, please use the following link