Indigenous student resources
On this page, you'll find resources to enhance your undergraduate experience as an Indigenous BCom student in our community. The UBC Sauder School of Business aims to support Indigenous BCom students through exclusive programs, awards, and learning spaces.
Academic support for Indigenous BCom students
UBC Sauder actively works towards being an inclusive and supportive space for students of all backgrounds. Dedicated to providing you with academic and cultural support, we offer academic advising services to help you meet your educational and personal goals at UBC.
Academic Advisor, Sheila D'Souza, works specifically with Indigenous BCom students and is the first point of contact for:
- Course planning
- Degree requirements
- Academic concession
- Graduation checks
- On-campus community
- ...and more
UBC Indigenous Portal
Want to learn more about UBC's Indigenous community? Visit the Indigenous Portal to learn about UBC Vancouver's commitment to Indigenous engagement across campus and beyond. Here, you'll find information about UBC's Indigenous services, communities, and more.
Resources for Indigenous UBC Students
Ensure you have the right tools to navigate your student experience at UBC and find out what resources are available specifically for you.
Looking to find other students just like you? The First Nations Longhouse serves as a “home away from home,” as well as an academic, social, spiritual, and cultural hub for Indigenous students attending UBC. As an Indigenous student, you have exclusive access to facilities located inside this resource, including study spaces, computer labs, and more, whilst interacting with other Indigenous members from across campus.
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Spitz Fellows Program for Indigenous Women
Students in the BCom program who identify as an Indigenous woman are eligible to apply for the Spitz Fellows Program. The Program is open to direct entry (from high school), transfer, and current students who demonstrate academic achievement, community engagement, tenacity, leadership skills, and service to others. As a Spitz Fellow, you'll receive an award of at least $10,000 per academic year and be a part of a unique community within UBC Sauder.
Awards available for current Indigenous students
In addition to the scholarships and awards available for general UBC students, these are some awards that are exclusively available to Indigenous BCom students. For a full list of awards and information regarding the application process and eligibility, visit: mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/courses-money-and-enrolment/scholarships-funding. Please note that award application timelines may vary per award.
Indigenous Strategic Plan
UBC has begun to implement its Indigenous Strategic Plan (2020), taking a leading role in the advancement of Indigenous peoples’ human rights. We are the first university in North America to commit to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and to take a human rights-based approach to our Indigenous strategic framework.