Academic Resources

Many of the most important academic resources you will find on the UBC campus are located in Faculties. Professors, teaching assistants and other instructors are often willing to spend extra time with interested students, and other students with similar interests are great sources of information and support.

Academic advisors located in Faculties are also important sources of information. Check your Faculty’s website for detailed information, and be sure to visit our Academic Advising page for a complete list of advisors who work particularly closely with Aboriginal students.

UBC Libraries and the Xwi7xwa Library

UBC’s extensive library system is also an important source of advice and help, both online and on-site. All UBC library branches have research librarians on staff who can help you locate materials and devise search strategies. If you are working on Aboriginal topics, be sure to visit  Xwi7xwa Library, a special branch of the UBC system, located adjacent to the Longhouse, that specializes in Indigenous collections and research. It has materials that you will use everyday, and research librarians on staff who can help you locate materials you might not otherwise find.


The First Nations Longhouse hosts tutoring sessions for Aboriginal students. To learn more, contact:

Aurelia Kinslow
Aboriginal Student and Community Development Officer
Tel: 604-822-8941


Aboriginal student support, mentoring, and networking opportunities hosted at UBC:

Aboriginal Health Initiative

The Aboriginal Health Initiative (AHI) is a student run organization that aims to increase awareness among future health practitioners on issues related to Aboriginal health.

Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)

SAGE provides support and networking opportunities for Aboriginal graduate students throughout the university, province, and country.

Indigenous Undergraduate Student Research Mentorship

This initiative pairs Indigenous students with faculty members or postdoctoral research fellows as mentors, and may include research projects, lab experiences, and meetings with mentors and peers. Students can expect to gain a deeper interest in their subject area and possibly advanced study such as graduate school. A stipend is available.

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