Updating your Indigenous Self-Identification

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.

Important information about Indigenous Self-Identification

  • The information you submit when you apply to UBC will automatically be added to your Workday profile.
  • Self-identification information can only be viewed by certain UBC staff.
  • The Indigenous Self-Identification is only visible on Workday for students who are Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a Canadian citizen, you must contact Enrolment Services — Student Records and Financial Services or an Indigenous Student Advisor to update your information.

How to edit your Indigenous Self-Identification

First, go to your profile in Workday

  1. Log into your Workday account at myworkday.ubc.ca.
  2. On the Workday home screen, click your user icon in the top right corner.
  3. Click the “View Profile” button in the pop-up menu.

Next, go to your personal information

  1. Once you’re in your profile, click the “Personal” tab on the left menu.
  2. Click the “Additional Data” tab in the top menu. This will display the current information on your record.

Update your personal information

  1. Click the “Edit” button under “Indigenous Self-Identification”.
  2. Update the 3 fields.
  3. Click the orange “OK” button to save your changes. Your self-identification information will be saved in your Workday Profile.

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