All Indigenous students – including undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate – can contact the Aboriginal Enrollment Services Professional (ESP) team for assistance with financial planning, emergency funds and third party sponsorship. The ESP team can help you apply for potential awards, scholarships, loans and grants, or help answer any questions you may have about sponsorship.
If you need immediate financial assistance, contact Aboriginal Student ESA team lead Chloe Erlendson
Enrolment Services Professional
1206 - 1874 East Mall Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Phone: 604 827 0153
Students can bring their families with them while they attend UBC. If you are a student who is a parent, there are many programs and resources on and off campus to assist you. See the student services website for more information.
Safety and Security
Student health and safety is an important part of everyday life at UBC. Several resources are available to assist students with feeling safe and welcome on campus.
AMS Safewalk provides transportation services that will accompany students, staff and visitors who feel unsafe walking alone across campus. For more info, see:
AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre serves UBC students, staff faculty and people connected to UBC campus through various resource and services. For more info, see:
Campus Security is available for building access, reporting theft and personal safety. For more info, see:
Centennial Faculty of Forestry Aboriginal Award
Awards totalling $1,750 have been made available through an endowment established by the Faculty of Forestry for undergraduate Aboriginal students in the Faculty of Forestry in good academic standing. If there are no eligible Aboriginal students in any given year then the awards may be given to students in the Faculty of Forestry with a demonstrated interest in Aboriginal studies. This endowment has been established in recognition of UBC’s Centennial, and the Faculty and UBC’s shared strategic commitment to Aboriginal Engagement. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry.
No application necessary
These awards are based on grades and credits taken each year. To be eligible for a scholarship awards at Forestry students must meet the description of "academic achievement":
- have been registered in at least 27 percentage-graded credits in the previous academic year
- attained an average of at least 75% with no failed or incomplete courses
- be registered in at least 24 credits for the upcoming academic year
- no application necessary
Aboriginal Forestry Award
3 awards each year of $3,000 each for Aboriginal forestry students maintaining good academic standing. Preference for those demonstrating strong commitment to studies and/or have displayed perseverance in continuing studies despite encountering adversity.
- The Faculty of Forestry has over $50 000 available each year to award to qualified Forestry students. Visit the Faculty’s website to learn more about scholarships, awards and prizes.
- UBC offers multiple scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginal students. Visit UBC’s Student Services website for more information.
- Use the Awards Search Tool to see every award that is given out by each faculty.