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


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 or third year of study.

To Apply

Applications are now closed for the Winter Session. Submitted applications are under review and shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Have Questions?

Contact Jeanine Kuemmerle, Aboriginal Student Advisor
Email: jeannine.kuemmerle@ubc.ca
Tel: 250 807 9769