Indigenous Self-Identification

Indigenous self-identification helps us help you. UBC has a number of unique programs and services specifically for Indigenous students. These programs and services are designed to help support you during your studies at the University. For instance, UBC has several scholarships and bursaries specific to Indigenous students. Knowing who Indigenous students are helps us assign these awards. Ultimately, this information helps us develop, implement and assess these unique programs and services that support student success.

How to Self Identify

As always, you can self-identify as an Indigenous student when you apply to UBC, but now you can also self-identify on the Student Service Center (SSC). Go to “Personal Information” to update your student profile.

Protecting Your Privacy

UBC staff and faculty members who have a role in providing Indigenous students with student services will have access to this information on a need to know basis. It may be shared between appropriate departments and staff in the performance of their duties. It is protected by University policies governing the use of student information, in particular Policy 104 & 106: The Responsible Use of Information Technology Facilities and Services, and Access to and Security of Administrative Information. It also has legal protection through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 165.