Current Students

Current Students

Engage in the Community

Aboriginal Initiatives get-together happens the last Thursday of every month. This informal gathering is open to undergrad and grad students who are interested in the work the Faculty is supporting in Indigenous communities. Drop by to have some food and hear about some of the projects your fellow students are working on.

Additional Resources

The First Nations House of Learning is often considered a “home away from home” to many students and faculty who identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Indigenous and Aboriginal. A number of services are offered here, and a free lunch is hosted from 12:30-1:30pm every Tuesday from September to March. Visit the FNHL website for more information.

The Forestry Undergraduate Society (FUS) is made up of undergrad students enrolled in forestry at UBC. The FUS coordinates events, runs intramural sports and has volunteer and employment connections. See the FUS website for more info.

The Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) represents all graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Forestry. The FGSA organizes social events, represents forestry grad students in various organizations, and supports grad students in building connections in the academic and professional communities. See the FGAS website for more info.

Taylor Wale, BSc in Natural Resources Conservation

Resources

As a forestry student, you’ll be part of a diverse community of people from around the world who value equity and mutual respect. The Faculty of Forestry has dedicated staff who provide a supportive environment to guide students through the many available resources on campus that honor Indigenous peoples.

At UBC

  • The Undergrad Student Services office is a dedicated group of advisors who can help you with a variety of academic, career and personal issues. See the Forestry Student Services page for more info.
  • Room 2609, Forest Sciences Centre
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

  • Graduate Student Services is available to assist you with program, research and financial advice. See the Forestry Graduate Student Services page for more info.
  • Room 2653, Forest Sciences Centre
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

  • The Wellness Centre is a welcoming space where all students can access mental and physical health resources. The Wellness Centre operates on a drop-in basis, and offers access to safer sex products, counselling and peer-to-peer resources. See the Wellness Centre website for more info.
  • Room 183, 1961 East Mall
  • Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 11am-3pm

Digital Resources

  • The Aboriginal Portal is a resource for information relating to Aboriginal Programs, initiatives, research and services that are available on the UBC Vancouver campus. This also includes a directory of academic advisors, housing info, childcare, recreation and counselling. See the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal web portal for more info.

  • The UBC Learning Circle is a webinar and videoconference program that features workshops on Indigenous physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. Three streams of programming are offered – learning, research and youth. See the Learning Circle website for more info.

  • Indigenous Foundations is an information resource on key topics relation to the histories, politics and cultures of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. Topics include identity, land & rights, government policy, community and culture. See the Indigenous Foundations website for more info.