The Indigenous community faces unique considerations in the pursuit of post-secondary education. The transition period between high school and university is a crucial time during which Indigenous youth make key decisions about their future, from choosing a university to moving away from home.
The IMPulse Mentorship program aims to match young Indigenous Students in Secondary School to Indigenous students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to provide them with an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with role models at the university who understand their cultural history, and to experience elements of university campus first-hand. The IMPulse program can also be a bridge to a variety of opportunities on campus including participation in further learning opportunities with partners such as UBC Geering Up, Let’s talk Science, and UBC Faculty partners to support volunteer, career, learning and research opportunities. Students participating in this program will have access to mentors to discuss University preparation, academic support, and general health and wellness.
For more information and to register visit: https://cedar.ubc.ca/impulse-mentorship/