UBC, Langara launch Aboriginal Transfer Program

September 28, 2012

UBC and Langara College have partnered to develop a transfer program to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students working toward a university degree. The first of its kind in BC, the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program will offer up to $8,500 in scholarships to Aboriginal students, as well as guaranteed admission to UBC's arts faculty and personalized support from Aboriginal advisors at both PSE institutions. Program students will complete one or 2 years at Langara, including the new Aboriginal Plus Program, which is designed to prepare students for academic success through workshops, extracurricular events, and support from Aboriginal faculty and staff at both schools. Langara students who meet program requirements will get guaranteed admission to the arts faculty at UBC's Vancouver campus. By maintaining high academic standards, students in the program will be eligible for the scholarships. Planning is underway to expand the transfer program to other UBC faculties. UBC News Release | UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program