Aboriginal student orientation

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Now that you have made the decision to attend UBC’s Okanagan campus, it’s time to get to know UBCO and begin to discover your community on campus. Aborigial Student Orientation is open to all First Nation (status and non-status), Métis, and Inuit students new to UBC’s Okanagan campus.


monday, September 7, 2020

Whether you are coming to the Okanagan for the first time or you have lived here previously, Aboriginal Student Orientation is designed to help you prepare for a successful start at UBC and develop connections and meaningful relationships.

This free orientation includes games, lunch, and door prizes.

Register now

Sample schedule

Here is an example of how your day might look:


Welcome and introduction Welcome to the University of British Columbia and introduction to staff and student staff.
Meet your classmates Meet some of your fellow students through a series of fun games and activities.
Student panel Get some tips, tricks, and advice from upper-level students.
Lunch Grab a free lunch and socialize with your new classmates.
Scavenger hunt Gather your teammates and race around UBCO in this fun event to help you get to know campus.
Optional Campus Tours Student staff can show you around campus.

About the Aboriginal Student Orientation graphic

The Aboriginal Student Orientation graphic combines a compass, the medicine wheel, and a path through the land. It illustrates an Aboriginal perspective and holistic approach to giving students the tools they need to navigate the University landscape.

—Ashleigh Green (artist)