About the Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Our goal is to enhance the post-secondary education experiences and outcomes for Indigenous learners at UNBC. We ensure indigeneity is embedded across the University including student life, teaching, learning, curriculum, governance, faculty, campus space, planning and research.  Strong understandings of diverse Indigenous communities, worldviews, cultures, values, knowledge systems, practices and protocols, as well as an understanding of institutional and systemic barriers facing Indigenous learners are an asset. This supports UNBC’s commitment to reconciliation, as indigenization is recognized as one of the pillars of UNBC’s Academic Action Plan.

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the First Nations Centre encourage you to explore the Indigenous Resource Dati (Doorway) for Indigenous-related resources at UNBC.

Strategic priorities

  • Engage and consult with Indigenous communities, students and faculty on indigenization.
  • Strategic planning and implementation of Indigenous initiatives.
  • Liaise with senior administration.
  • Develop and maintain the Aboriginal Service Plan.
  • Develop an Indigenous Action Plan that aligns with the University Strategic Road Map and the goals of the Aboriginal Service Plan.
  • Engage in meaningful, ongoing engagement with Indigenous communities to build long-term relationships to best serve the needs of Indigenous communities and students.
  • Ensure Indigenous students receive the necessary support through our First Nations Centre.

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