Self-identification: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students

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UBC is dedicated to supporting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student success. The University has developed a variety of programs and services for Indigenous students, including academic programs, admission policies, housing, and financial awards.

Self-identification is optional. If you are a First Nations, Métis, and Inuit person, we encourage you to self-identify so that you may benefit from these programs and services.

Within the self-identification question, we use the term “Aboriginal” in the spirit of its use in section 35(2) of the Canadian Constitution, to refer inclusively to members of First Nations, status and non-status, treaty and non-treaty Indians, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, recognizing in doing so that many people prefer the terms that are specific and traditional to their communities.

How to Self-Identify

There are two ways to self-identify as a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit student:

  • Self-identify when you apply to UBC (as part of your program application)
  • For summer session 2024, self-identify on the Student Service Center (SSC), under the Personal Information section of your student profile
  • For winter session 2024/25, self-identify on Workday on your profile under Personal, and under the Additional Data tab. Learn more about Indigenous self-identification in Workday.

Please reach out to Indigenous Programs & Services staff member with any questions about this process.