November 1st, 2018 – Pathways to Post-Secondary Education: Do you have the keys to help unlock higher education success for your students?

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Calling all education workers, school counselors, educational liaisons, parents, and caregivers! Do your students know the basics about applying to post-secondary education?  We’re here to help!  An education provides a path to a better future. Today, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students are pursuing educational opportunities that lead to careers in health, education, business and beyond – but that all starts with a post-secondary pathway plan and an application.

Whether you are working with Aboriginal students interested in college or in university, this interactive workshop will help you become familiar with the range of options available to help students start their applications to post-secondary education. Learn more about pathway programs such as Aboriginal Access Studies and the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership.  We’ll also share tips on what makes a successful application outside of academics and how to connect your students to grants, bursaries, and scholarships (and what the differences between all three are).

New this year will be an emphasis on how counsellors can advise students to tell their story in admissions and scholarship applications.

This session’s topics include:

  • Become familiar with a range of post-secondary pathways available to Indigenous students
  • Learn about the UBC admissions process and financial opportunities at UBC
  • Gain insights about how to support students in telling their story in a compelling way for admissions and scholarship applications.


This session is well suited to those in communities and secondary schools who advise or support First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students. Some examples include parents and caregivers, Aboriginal education workers, and education coordinators/managers. Not sure if this session is right for you? Contact us at

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Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30am (PST)
Place: Participate live via video conference OR computer webinar.
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Our Presenters

Chett Monague, Recruiter Advisor, Aboriginal Students

Aaniin Boozhoo, Hello and Greetings,

I am Chett Monague, I am from Beausoleil First Nation A.K.A. Chimnissing located on Georgian Bay in Ontario. I am the Recruiter Advisor Aboriginal Students with the University of British Columbia. In my role, I am responsible for outreach, advising and recruiting of Aboriginal learners from across Canada. Prior to my current role, I was an advisor for Aboriginal students at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and I worked with Aboriginal learners in elementary and high school grades with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.


Claudia Bastien, Enrolment Services Advisor

Hello! My name is Claudia Bastien. I come from Kabeowek First Nation, part of the Anishnabek Algonquin Nations. I’m originally from northern Ontario and moved to Vancouver in 2016. Previously, I worked for a post-secondary institution in Ontario as a liasion officer where I worked to educate and inform students about their post-secondary options. Now as an ES Advisor for UBC, I specifically work with current students on financial advising matters. As a previously band sponsored student, I use my own experiences to help break down financial barriers for prospective and current Aboriginal students who wish to pursue their studies at UBC.


Holly Ma, Enrolment Services Advisor, and award manager of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award

Hi, I am Holly Ma, I am an alumni and staff member of UBC. I have been working at UBC for over 12 years in a variety of departments including Undergraduate Admissions, Arts Academic Advising and Student Support and Advising. As an Enrolment Services Advisor, I support current and prospective students as a first point of contact to help develop financial strategies to cover post-secondary education expenses. As one of the award managers of the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award, I coordinate the application, adjudication and support for incoming and continuing UBC students.


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