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 are due by October 10 at 8:00 p.m.

Have Questions?

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