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The Faculty accepts students with varying educational preparation: (1) following graduation from secondary school or (2) post-secondary transfer students. We expect an interest in this program from mid-career environmental, forestry, and resource management professionals.

Students entering from secondary school must have met the University entrance requirements. The minimum academic qualification for admission is secondary school graduation from a recognized secondary school, including the following Grade 11 and 12 courses: English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; English 11 or English 11 First Peoples; Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Mathematics 12; any course which satisfies the Social Studies 11 BC/YT graduation requirement; at least one approved Science 11 (Biology 11 is recommended); and an approved Language 11. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission in the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spaces. Under UBC’s Aboriginal Admissions Policy, applicants who identify as Aboriginal may be considered even if they do not meet the admission cut-off set by the faculty. They must meet the minimum of 70% for first-year programs or have a grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from a recognized post-secondary institution. Applicants must satisfy the program pre-requisites.

Application Process

The Bachelor of Indigenous Land Stewardship is a 4-year cohort-based interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers working with and for Indigenous communities and Nations on land stewardship.

To apply, applicants should use the Education Planner BC and be assessed by the Admissions Office to ensure admissions requirements have been met.  All applicants will also need to submit a separate positionality statement directly through the Faculty of Forestry website outlining their interest in pursuing the degree, along with information on how their citizenship, nationhood or affiliation to, and/or engagement with, an Indigenous community, nation or organization has influenced their interest in pursuing this degree. The positionality statement will be used to determine an applicant’s suitability for the program and will give applicants an opportunity to indicate if they wish to be considered for the limited number of seats dedicated to distance learning or hybrid options.

Any interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous people from Canada and outside of Canada; from allies in Canada and from international allies. Applicants should provide information about their Indigenous nationhood in the positionality statement.

Terminology Note: At UBC, we are transitioning to the internationally-preferred term “Indigenous” to refer inclusively to status and non-status First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples of Canada, in accordance with the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), which defines “Indigenous peoples” as aboriginal peoples under section 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982.

For additional information, please consult the Faculty of Forestry website.

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