Students

The First Nations Longhouse, a “home away from home” for Aboriginal students, provides a variety of services and is a student community hub.
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As a prospective First Nation, Métis or Inuit student you will find in this section information and resources to help make an informed choice about coming to UBC Vancouver.

As a current undergraduate and graduate student you will find information to help you navigate the numerous resources available on campus, all designed with your well-being and academic success in mind.

In both cases, you will find interesting stories relevant to your prospective or current experience as an Aboriginal student at UBC. Please take some time to enjoy them.

If you don’t find what you are looking for in this section or if you think we should add something, please tell us.

Student Stories

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2021

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a virtual graduation celebration to honour and recognize the educational achievements of participating Indigenous graduates from the UBC Vancouver campus. This virtual event was offered in place of the usual in-person celebration at the First Nations Longhouse, which will resume once COVID-19 restrictions […]

Learning Lingít helped UBC student to discover her history

When the Tlingit community adopted UBC student Éedaa Heather Burge, she was brought in from the cold. Studying the language in Juneau, Alaska, that could be taken literally, but the Lingít phrase for adoption ‘A tóot ajeewatán’ means to take someone’s hand and bring them inside. Her adoptive mother and teacher, Elder G̱uneiwtí Marsha Hotch, […]

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