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Canadian Aboriginal Applicants

UBC is dedicated to making its resources more accessible to Aboriginal people, and to improving its ability to meet the educational needs of Aboriginal students. The University recognizes that Aboriginal students make valuable contributions to its learning environment and therefore invites inquiries and applications from Aboriginal candidates to all fields of study.

UBC may consider applicants who do not meet the current competitive admission cut-off set by the individual faculties and schools, but who meet the University-wide academic minimum of 70% for first-year programs or the grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for applicants applying from a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants must also satisfy program pre-requisites set by the individual faculties and schools.

Applicants who wish to be considered under this admission category must self-identify as Aboriginal upon application for admission to the University. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis by the applicable faculty or school in consultation with a representative of the First Nations House of Learning. A number of factors indicative of personal readiness to succeed at UBC will be considered.

For the purposes of application and admission to UBC, and in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part II, Section 35(2), being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (U.K.), 1982, c. 11, an Aboriginal applicant is an Indian, Inuit, or Métis person of Canada.

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