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Aboriginal Business Programs

Ch’nook AMP: The Aboriginal Management Certificate Program adopts a hands-on approach to understanding how to describe and think through a business model for your business idea, council or economic development corporation. Participants will develop an understanding of four main areas of a business: customers, the business offering, the business infrastructure and its financial viability. The program will adopt a business modelling process that will result in a blueprint for a strategy that will be developed into a viable and realistic business plan. The Ch’nook Aboriginal Management Certificate integrates Aboriginal values with the business skills required for success in managing existing businesses or in developing new and successful ones.

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Ch’nook Scholars: The Ch’nook Scholars program was developed to bring together Aboriginal post-secondary business students and to provide them with the tools and connections they will need to succeed in their studies and their careers, in addition to financial assistance through our scholarship.  Ch’nook Scholars receive the benefits of the knowledge and advice from current industry leaders, and are also able to contribute to the success of the next generation by participating in mentorship events with high school students.

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UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program: The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Program is a collaboration between the University of British Columbia and Langara College that offers First Nations, Métis and Inuit students a clear pathway to a Bachelor of Commerce degree at UBC’s Vancouver Campus. At Langara you’ll receive the support and academic preparation necessary to successfully transfer to the Sauder School of Business at UBC. 

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The Spitz Fellows Program: The Spitz Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for Aboriginal women pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the UBC Sauder School of Business. The vision of the Spitz Fellows Program is to foster the conditions for each Fellow to succeed in her educational goals and beyond by eliminating financial barriers to success.

A cornerstone of the Program is The Spitz Family Awards for Aboriginal Women, renewable awards of $10,000 per academic year, with additional funding available for Fellows, based on financial need, for other student expenses. The Program recognizes direct entry and transfer students who demonstrate academic achievement, community engagement, tenacity, leadership skills, and service to others. Applications for the award must be received by March 15, 2017 for consideration.

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