Pathways to Post Secondary

Pathways to Postsecondary is a research initiative at UBC Okanagan that aims to improve access to postsecondary education for equity-deserving community members. This program is designed for:

  • First-generation students
  • Mature students
  • Former Youth in Care

The goal of this program is to help increase access to postsecondary education, understand challenges, and provide support.

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First-generation students

A first-generation student is a student whose immediate family members or legal guardians have not completed a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent professional program. This means that you are the first in your family to attend college or university with the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

Mature students

UBC defines mature students as anyone who has not attended school (high school or postsecondary) full-time for at least four years. 

Former Youth in Care

Youth in Care refers is a term used for individuals who were placed in government care before their nineteenth birthday.