Indigenous Students Orientation Programs – Sept 7

Find everything you need to know about what’s planned for Indigenous students for your UBC Orientations experience. In addition to these great events, your orientation to UBC will be comprised of a wide range of events being hosted from across the University.

These events are open to self-identified Indigenous students, faculty, staff and their guests.

For full event schedule from September 7th-17th, contact informations, and other university wide events, click here:

Longhouse Welcome
Hello! Dosha! My name is Margaret Moss. I am the director of the First Nations House of Learning (FNHL), located in the First Nations Longhouse at the UBC Vancouver Campus. I am also an associate professor in the School of Nursing. I am an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota – the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation – with equal lineage in a Dakhóta First Nation Saskatchewan.

The UBC Vancouver campus respectfully acknowledges its location on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We hope you will learn more about the Musqueam, the land and their history during your time at UBC.

As the FNHL director, I am delighted to inform you about some of what we provide to help make your experience here at UBC even more fulfilling as a continuous approach to strengthening a sense of community on campus. The Longhouse hosts exciting social and cultural events, the Indigenous Student Collegium (ISC) is here for all who want to become members and provides a “home away from home”, health and wellness programming, and numerous services for Indigenous students including, counselling services, social programs and tutoring.

The Longhouse itself is designated as a “Home Away from Home” for Indigenous students. I am pleased to announce that we are prepared to safely head back to the physical space at the Longhouse. We are excited to welcome you all back to the Longhouse.

We are here to welcome you!

Margaret Moss.

Virtual Indigenous Student Collegia
Welcome to UBC! The Indigenous Student Collegium (VISC) is a community for all indigenous students of all levels to come and connect with peers. In this indigenous focus space, you will have the opportunity to connect with your outstanding student leaders (Collegia Advisors): Karsen Black Water, Frances Butterfield, Daniel Harris, Issac Hill, Breeya Matheson, and Rose Steele who are here to help you navigate the UBC campus (if you are here for the first time), discover resources or opportunities which matter to You.

Located in the First Nations House of Learning your VISC is a great place to feel connected to the UBC indigenous community. Join your Advisors daily and take part in social programming or events, learn about cultural practices, or just to relax before or after a class. Whatever your reason for coming and hanging out at the Indigenous Student Collegium there will always be someone there who understands or shares the same student experience as You.