The First Nations Longhouse describes itself as the “home away from home” for Indigenous students on campus. You’ll find study lounges and a kitchenette, where you can hang out, snack and build community. Other resources include student meals, wellness events, a student nurse and counselors.
šxʷta:təχʷəm Collegium at the Longhouse is a peer-run place for Indigenous students to connect with each other. It offers social activities, tutoring and opportunities to connect with elders and UBC professors. Register on its website and follow their Instagram page (@ubcindigenouscollegium) for event updates.
The AMS Indigenous Committee advocates for Indigenous student priorities and holds events. They also run the Indigenous Student Lounge in room 2131 in the Nest. The committee is transitioning to become a constituency, which will mean a more central place for Indigenous student groups and governance on campus.
Indigenous Leadership Collective is supported by the Arts Indigenous Student Advising team (AISA) and is a chance for students to develop leadership skills, community and friendships at UBC.
The Longhouse is next to X̱wi7x̱wa Library, which is an Indigenous library. Talk to the librarians for guidance on Indigenous informational resources, whether you have a specific question about heritage, need help with a school project or want to learn more about a general area of interest like music or activism.
If you’re confused about a degree requirement, want to discuss grad school options or explore volunteering on campus, talk to a program advisor. You can find a list of advisors available to help Indigenous students at indigenous.ubc.ca.
The AISA is available for Indigenous Arts students seeking academic advising, but the office also runs social events with peer volunteers through the year. The AISA has a lounge located in Buchanan D140, where students can speak to advisors or just relax.