Creating a holistic system of support
Provide exceptional and culturally supportive services for Indigenous students, faculty, staff and communities.
Review all university policies and operational practices to ensure they support the recognition of Indigenous peoples’ human rights, and the equity and inclusion of Indigenous students, faculty, staff and community members.
Strengthen relationships with educational providers and support a comprehensive, multi-pathway approach for transitioning Indigenous students from K-12 or college to undergraduate studies, or from undergraduate studies to graduate studies.
Partner with Musqueam, the Okanagan Nation and other Indigenous host nations to provide in-community university transition support services to interested community members.
Enhance trauma, violence and other counselling or cultural support services for Indigenous students, faculty and staff.
Complete, on a regular basis, service level reviews with Indigenous students, faculty and staff to ensure campus wellness programs and other services increasingly meet their needs.
Expand upon UBC’s discrimination and harassment policies to clarify and uphold UBC’s zero tolerance for racism, cultural violence, sexual violence or any form of discrimination against Indigenous students, faculty, staff and community members.
I would like to see support programs that specifically address Indigenous students’ issues from an Indigenous perspective.”