Supporting Indigenous Health Science Students

Since 2014, the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health has distributed hundreds of  thousands of dollars in awards to Indigenous students at UBC training to become health care practitioners and health researchers.

The Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon awards were the first awards in UBC history to allow students from both the Vancouver and Okanagan campus to apply to the same award funding pool. These awards continue to be an important source of funding for Indigenous students at our Okanagan campus.


Self-identified Indigenous students who fall into one, or more, of the following categories are eligible to apply to our awards:

  1. Are enrolled in a health program at UBC Vancouver or Okanagan
  2. Are pursuing graduate level research that will making a meaning contribution to Indigenous health
  3. Are not currently enrolled in a health program, but are interested in applying to a health program in the future
  4. Are entering a UBC program directly from high school, or who are returning to their studies after a break

Indigenous students at the Okanagan campus are only eligible to apply to the Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon awards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if your answer is there!

Awards available

Health Science awards

Learn about the 6 different awards that Indigenous students that are enrolled in health programs can apply for.

Graduate Research awards

For students who are pursing health-related research in an academic or community setting, learn about this full-time graduate student award.

Future Health Professionals award

Award for students who have not yet completed formal post-secondary education, learn how this award can help jumpstart your career.

Entrance Award for Community Health Scholars

Learn about the Community Health Scholars award that is targeted for Indigenous students who have not yet pursued formal post-secondary education.

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