Indigenous Student Orientation

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. Indigenous Student Orientation is open to all First Nation (status and non-status), Métis, and Inuit students new to UBC’s Okanagan campus. Learn more about Indigenous self-identification

September 4, 2022

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

The next ISO will be held on September 4 from 12 to 3 pm in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200).

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Agenda

Sunday, September 4 | 12 to 3 pm | University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200)

Welcome, introduction & Lunch, 12:00-1:00pm

Welcome to the University of British Columbia and introduction to staff and student staff.

Welcome to UBCO presentation, 1:00-1:20pm

Presented by Indigenous Programs & Services

Meet your classmates, 1:20 pm

Meet some of your fellow students through a series of fun games and activities. Graduate students will have an opportunity to meet other graduate students.

Campus orientation, 1:40 pm

Get to know your campus. Undergraduate students will go on a scavenger hunt around campus, while graduate students go on a separate tour.

Door prizes & closing, 2:10 pm

We will meet back at the ballroom for some door prizes and closing remarks.

Graphic featuring elements of the Syilx Okanagan landscape (mountains, sun, ponderosa pines, syia berries), a grizzly bear to symbolize Kelowna and sage to illustrate wisdom from elders.

About the Indigenous Student Orientation graphic

The logo represents the start of a new journey at UBCO. It features elements of the Syilx Okanagan landscape (mountains, sun, ponderosa pines, siya berries), a grizzly bear to symbolize Kelowna and sage to illustrate wisdom from elders.

—Ashleigh Green (artist)