Indigenous University Preparation Program
We welcome First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to a university learning environment that affirms and integrates Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. You will join a cohort of like-minded Indigenous students and explore university together with Elders, mentors, tutors and instructors while taking courses which can transfer into first year university or college.
We also offer literacy and quantitative classes (non-academic credit) that will build your confidence.
Upon successful completion of the IUPP, you will be granted admission to SFU and your completed credits will count towards your undergraduate degree.
- A high school graduate? A mature student?
- Considering going to university, but wanting to test it out first?
- Someone who wants to learn more about math and writing?
- Wanting to connect with a cohort group of Indigenous students in a cozy, safe, and supportive environment?
- Looking to open doors to more learning and working opportunities?
You will gain:
- A solid foundation of academic and personal success
- Support from tutors, academic advisors and program staff
- Academic units towards your undergraduate degree
- Admission to SFU and a paid internship program
(upon successful completion of the program; conditions apply)
Early Application Deadline: April 30, 2021.
Indigenous Teacher Education Program
The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at UBC is a five-year concurrent program. Students and alumni are using their NITEP education to advance Indigenous educational priorities in classrooms, schools, organizations, and communities. NITEP features the following:
- Bachelor of Education Degree with an Indigenous specialization
- Holistic support that nurtures identity, belonging, and wellbeing.
- A cohort model that creates community and support amongst NITEP students
- Courses and curricula enhanced through Indigenous perspectives including local Elders & knowledge keepers
- Support from Indigenous mentors and educators
- A traditional program with contemporary values that exemplifies how Indigeneity can be interwoven within mainstream post-secondary education
First Annual Aboriginal Leadership Conference
Monday, March 1st, 2021
Please see your Aboriginal Support Worker if you are interested in attending. More Information to come.
Douglas College Virtual Tour
Monday, February 8th at 1pm via Zoom
Youth on the Land
SD 42 Trades Information Sessions
The trades program of SD42 is hosting information sessions for students interested in learning a trade as part of their graduation program.
You will need to register for these sessions by completing the following form:
Here are the sessions with dates/times:
Tuesday February 9
6:00pm – Residential Carpentry
7:00pm – Automotive Service Technician
Wednesday February 10
6:00 pm – Professional Cook 1 (Culinary Arts)
7:00 pm – Metal Fabrication
Thursday February 11
6:00 pm – Plumbing / Pipe Fitting
7:00 pm – Construction Electrician
Week of February 15th, 2021
Wednesday February 17
6:00pm – Masonry / Brick Laying
7:00 pm – Landscape Horticulture
Thursday February 18
6:00pm – Hairstylist
YMCA Virtual Indigenous Mentorship Program
Together with other self-identified Indigenous *girls and mentors you will be able to:
- Make new friends and join a welcoming community, where you can chat about anything from movies, to music, to personal and life experiences and issues
- Connect, and gain support and advice from other self-identified Indigenous *girls (mentees) and *women role models (mentors)
- Celebrate our Indigenous cultures and explore social and gender issues together
- Take part in a variety of fun cultural activities, games, talking circles, and discussions, and explore Indigenous media, current events, music, and art
- Gain leadership skills, self-esteem, and opportunities to reflect on your life goals and personal experiences
- Tuesdays, weekly starting January 26th
- 3:30 – 5:30pm
- New Session begins in the New Year.
- On Zoom. Link will be provided after registration
SD42 Post-Secondary Virtual Tours
The secondary team has been working with post-secondary institutions throughout the Lower Mainland to set up small virtual information sessions for students within our department. Please see the attached poster for dates and times.
Simon Fraser University Virtual Tours
SFU is offering a variety of virtual tours– both guided and self-guided, along with information sessions hosted by:
- Beedie School of Business
- Faculty of Environmental Sciences
- Faculty of Applied Sciences
Simon Fraser University Indigenous Preview Days
Indigenous Preview Day is an opportunity for students to explore what the student experience at SFU is all about. Students will learn about SFU’s academic programs, hear from current Indigenous Students, engage in cultural programming, and connect with us to learn about exciting projects in our faculties. The following dates are available to register:
- Thursday, January 14 – 10:00 to 12:00PM
- Tuesday, January 26 – 10:00 to 12:00PM
- Tuesday, January 26 – 1:00 to 3:00PM
Thompson River University Information Sessions
Thompson River University is hosting information sessions for the future students in the coming weeks. Click on the hyperlink to register:
- December 14, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
- December 16, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- January 13, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Post-Secondary and Careers Information Night
We invite all Grade 10-12 students and their guardians to an information session with Aboriginal Education. Students will learn about what we offer in terms of volunteer and work experience opportunities, leadership, as well as how to access post-secondary scholarships and bursaries.
- Date: January 21st, 2020
- Time: 5:00-7:00
- Location: Zoom (information on the attached poster)
Métis Youth (MY) Career Journey
Métis Youth (MY) Career Journey is a two-part event hosted by Métis Nation British Columbia’s Ministry of Youth in collaboration with Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. This free event was created for Métis Youth ages 15 – 30 who have just graduated, are getting ready to enter the professional world, or who just need a refresher. Attendees will learn valuable information to kick start them down their prospective career paths.
Métis Youth are invited to join us both evenings or whichever meets their current needs best. Both nights, attendees have the opportunity to win fun prizes and interview portfolios to help them along their career path.
We’ll cover career planning, resume and cover letter writing, application self-identification, certifications, job searching, mock interviews, first job, and your rights as an employee.
Registration is found on and required through Eventbrite. The Zoom code will be emailed out the day prior.
- Monday Nov 2 5:30-7:00pm
- Tuesday Nov 3 5:30-7:00 pm
November 20, 2020 – 10:00am-4:00pm
A virtual event designed to connect Indigenous students from the Lower Mainland with local post-secondary institutions. Students will have time to connect with the Indigenous education coordinators and recruitment teams, participate in individual institution breakout sessions, and explore their options.
Post-Secondary Information Sessions:
Upcoming Events: https://www.postsecondarybc.ca/for-students/ check this website for different universities’ events.
University of Alberta: We have gone virtual for 2020-2021 and there are many new ways for the students to engage with the U of A. Please visitto check out our offerings.
SFU Online Information Sessions for prospective Undergraduate Students: We are offering online information sessions for prospective undergraduate students. Campus Tours: We have moved our Campus Tours online and are currently hosting virtual tours of SFU. Students can learn more and register to attend by visiting: https://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/campus-tours.html
Langara College Information Sessions ongoing for all Programs:http://langara.ca/news-and-events/information-sessions/
UNBC (University of Northern B.C.): Student for a Day is a day to spend at the campus, sit in some classes, receive a personal tour, visit residence, chat with a recruitment officer, and enjoy lunch free. Some travel cost will be reimbursed up to $500 for students in B.C. For more information please visit: https://www.unbc.ca/future-students/student-day