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WE ARE IN THE HEART OF NORTH AMERICA WHERE THE FIRST TREATIES SINCE THE CONFEDERATION OF CANADA WERE SIGNED, AND WHERE CREATE YOUR OWN PATH THE MÉTIS ORGANIZED THE CONFEDERATION OF MANITOBA IN 1870. THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA In 2018 the university celebrated IS HOME TO A DYNAMIC the 29th anniversary of the Annual We are home to one of the largest Traditional Graduation Pow Wow, COMMUNITY OF INDIGENOUS The Engineering Access Program Indigenous student populations STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF honouring the achievements of more in Canada, including more than than 450 Indigenous graduates. has graduated the most AND ALUMNI Indigenous engineers in Canada: 200 graduate students. 125 and counting. (above, l-r) Elders-in-Residence Marlene A GREAT EDUCATION. AN AMAZING FUTURE Kayseas, Norman Meade and Wandbi Wakita are presented with blankets Welcome, bienvenue, pihtikwew, biindigen, We continue to find ways to bring at the 2018 Elders and Traditional Peoples en ya, peehtikway, iyuskin kuwa, Indigenous knowledge and perspectives U of M alumni are some of the The U of M offers over 100 accredited Gathering. Elders-in-Residence are tunngasugit! Come explore everything the into life on our campuses. country’s brightest stars including The number of Indigenous faculty and internationally-recognized available to meet with students and U of M has to offer. Here, it’s about options, Dee Barsy, whose art was recently often share teachings at U of M events. Many U of M Indigenous graduates have and staff at the U of M has increased programs for students to choose from. community and defining your future. featured in the Winnipeg Art become leaders and role models in their 15% over the past two years. This is your time to be adventurous, Gallery. See page 22. communities, this province, country challenge yourself and make a difference. and around the world. More than 2,400 First Nations, Métis and Come learn about the growing number Inuit students are already pursuing their of opportunities and resources available goals at the U of M—and you can too! at the U of M. We can’t wait to meet you! Experience outstanding programming, a huge variety of academic options and amazing travel opportunities. In this supportive environment, you’ll build BUILDING friendships and connections that last SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS COMMUNITIES a lifetime. SHARING CELEBRATING At the U of M, Indigenous Engagement INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT RESEARCH SUCCESSES is a priority. We are committed to providing a learning environment that 3 promotes Indigenous student success. Our Pathways to Indigenous Achievement UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA Pathways to Indigenous Achievement plan sees education as a positive, life-changing tool to benefit students, families and communities.
WHY UNIVERSITY? Carve your own path with a post-secondary education THE U OF M’S FIRST EVER GRADUATE WAS WILLIAM REGINALD GUNN IN 1880—A MÉTIS STUDENT WHO GRADUATED WITH HONOURS IN NATURAL SCIENCE Pursuing a university education is a great way to nurture #IDECLAREINDIGENOUS your spiritual, physical, mental and emotional strengths Be proud of who you are and where you come from. and figure out where your passion lies. By self-declaring you can: During your academic career, you will be encouraged • Become eligible for scholarships, fellowships, prizes to think critically, exposed to new and exciting classroom and bursaries dedicated to Indigenous students. and extra-curricular activities and have the opportunity • Receive information about opportunities, jobs, to meet other Indigenous students who are leaders events, supports and more through a bi-weekly in their communities. Indigenous student e-newsletter. You will enhance your transferable skills sought by • Inform statistics that help the university to create and employers such as leadership, communication and time improve opportunities for Indigenous students like you! management that can be applied in your future career Visit umanitoba.ca/indigenous for more information on no matter what field you choose. connecting with the community, academic and cultural At the U of M, you’ll join a culturally rich and diverse support and what’s happening on our campuses. community and learn in a way that celebrates your Note: The U of M does not require documentation or proof experiences, culture and history. of Indigenous identity, although some of our support units may require verification. “There’s a whole world to see outside of the reserve, and coming to the University of Manitoba was one 5 of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA – J esse McGregor, Cree U1/Access
MIGIZII AGAMIK–BALD EAGLE LODGE EXPLORE THE HOME AWAY FROM HOME OPPORTUNITIES AND THEN ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS At the U of M, you acquire more than knowledge, you gain new friends and a support circle. That’s what Riley Chartrand realized through his involvement with the Qualico Bridge to Success Program, and the Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program. He was introduced to upper-years students even before classes began and appreciated all the thoughtful advice they shared throughout the year. (above) Migizii Agamik –Bald Eagle Lodge. Find your comfort zone and your campus family in Migizii Agamik– (right) Welcome messages in the foyer. Bald Eagle Lodge. This space is your home away from home. AT HOME ON CAMPUS Migizii Agamik is a place where connections The heart of the smudge-friendly grow. Inside, you’ll find a vibrant home building is the Circle Room—a sacred “When people come here, base for students with a computer lab, and collaborative space for ceremonies, they’re coming out of a kitchen, lockers and a large study area. classes and meetings. that turmoil or storm of This culturally-rich, sustainable and Here, we welcome all nations. their life and of school. modern building is a place of pride for When they come here, Come share with us, come learn with us. the 2,400+ Indigenous students and they find that peace umanitoba.ca/indigenous staff at the U of M. and calmness.” The team of designers (which included – Elder Charlie Nelson Indigenous architects who are U of M alumni) collaborated with Elders and others in the Indigenous community to create a space inspired by Indigenous worldviews. “Studying at the U of M was the best decision I ever made. The constant support I’ve been given has made me believe RILEY CHARTRAND, MÉTIS EXPERIENCE A PLACE ROOTED IN INDIGENOUS WAYS 7 in myself and goals even more. The Indigenous community WINNIPEGOSIS OF LEARNING, COMMUNITY TIES AND IDENTITY UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA at U of M have made me realize that my dreams are going Asper School of Business to become a reality.”
PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES INDIGENOUS STUDENT CENTRE (ISC) THE INDIGENOUS SERVICES LIBRARIAN IS AVAILABLE TO MEET WITH STUDENTS IN MIGIZII AGAMIK (above) The Qualico Bridge to Success Program eases the transition from high school to university. (above) Indigenous Student Centre staff, including Elder-in-Residence Marlene Kayseas (third from left). At the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC), you’ll find a caring, supportive environment and staff The Indigenous student advisors at ISC can assist you with many things, including course selection, who are eager to share their knowledge and guidance. registration and navigating the university system. Talk with an Elder-in-Residence about your personal journey. SUPPORTING YOUR JOURNEY TO UNIVERSITY The Empowered U Financial Wellness Program is also available to assist students with budgeting, debt management, Meet with an Indigenous student advisor for advice about Progressing from high school to university can feel like setting financial goals and more. The program includes workshops and speaker sessions, as well as other resources to your studies, finances or career. Make connections and a big change. We smooth this transition through the help you make informed financial decisions. learn alongside other students through the Neechiwaken Qualico Bridge to Success Program (QBTS). The Academic Learning Centre provides free tutoring at Migizii Agamik and can offer help in several areas. Indigenous Peer Mentor Program, or explore your leadership With QBTS, new Indigenous students are connected goals through the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE). with academic learning support, advising, peer-mentoring Every year, on the first weekend of May, we come together and special events to enhance the first year experience. HELP WITH WRITING INCLUDES: HELP WITH STUDY SKILLS INCLUDES: HELP WITH CONTENT (SELECT COURSES) INCLUDES: to honour more than 450 First Nations, Métis and Inuit There is no cost to participate in this program. graduates at the Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow. • Narrowing your topic • Managing time •P racticing problem solving strategies 204-291-5257 We look forward to celebrating you one day! umanitoba.ca/qualicobridgetosuccess • Developing a thesis • Reading academic texts • I ncreasing confidence with concepts Call us any time for more information or come by and say hello. and processes • Organizing ideas • Taking lecture notes You can also take part in the Blankstein Momentum •U sing appropriate resources effectively 204-474-8850 (ISC - Indigenous Student Centre) program for resources that will help you build confidence • Citing sources • Preparing for tests and exams email@example.com and increase your skills. Through this program you will umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous learn how to access other resources on campus and 8 connect with opportunities that support your overall 9 wellness and success. CONNECT WITH AN INDIGENOUS STUDENT ADVISOR 204-474-8850 UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA umanitoba.ca/blanksteinmomentum UMANITOBA.CA/STUDENT/INDIGENOUS/ACADEMIC_SUPPORT
PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES LEARN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO LEAD AND THEN HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE As female vice-president of the University of Manitoba Indigenous Students’ Association, Maegan Courchene gained confidence and began to see herself as a leader. This fourth-year Native Studies student wants to eventually pursue a PhD and sees the possibilities as endless. Having found a love of learning, she is determined to bring her voice to the movement combatting injustices facing Indigenous peoples. Take your university experience to SCHEDULE the next level! You can enhance your Weekly: leadership and mentoring skills or share Fireside Chats your community-focused energies Indigenous librarian in Migizii Agamik by taking part in student groups. Pow Wow Practice Group •D evelop public speaking and Zongiigabowin (Men’s Group) networking skills in the Indigenous Biweekly: Circle of Empowerment (ICE). Indigenous Student Newsletter • Organize political and cultural events Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) as part of the Métis University Students’ University of Manitoba Indigenous Association (MUSA) or University of Students’ Association (UMISA) Manitoba Indigenous Students’ Métis University Students’ Association (MUSA) Association (UMISA). “Sitting with the Indigenous • Work as a student ambassador Monthly: Circle of Empowerment through the UCREW program with the Full Moon Ceremony I learned the fundamental Indigenous student recruitment team. Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor skills employers are looking Program meetings •M ake a new friend through the for in an environment that Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer For more information visit “My experience as female vice-president of UMISA [formerly UMASA] MAEGAN COURCHENE, is uniquely Indigenous.” – Jeremy McKay, Anishinaabe, Mentor Program – share knowledge, umanitoba.ca/indigenous 11 ANISHINAABE has completely changed who I am as a student. I feel as though I am learn new study tricks and enjoy no longer just a student, but I am a student with student advocacy Bachelor of Commerce campus activities together. responsibilities. I am very proud…but also very humbled to DOG CREEK FIRST NATION (Hons.) (2015) UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA • Learn and practice Pow Wow styles be seen by my peers as someone they can trust and come to.” Juris Doctor (2018) Faculty of Arts with the family-friendly Pow Wow Practice Group.
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EXPAND YOUR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS HORIZONS AND THEN CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE Nicole Luke is excited about the future of Indigenous design. THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE STUDIES EXPLORES Inspired by her fellow students and professors in the Faculty THE HISTORICAL AND of Architecture community, she wants to make her own mark CONTEMPORARY POSITIONS with a career that embraces her Inuit roots. Yellowknife-born OF THE INDIGENOUS and Winnipeg-raised, she calls herself an urban Inuk, PEOPLES OF CANADA and hopes to bring her environmental design education to the North through improved housing and the creation e Kropla redit: Janin Photo c of sacred spaces. Several academic programs at the University of Manitoba focus on Indigenous content or are geared towards First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. NATIVE STUDIES FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES For over 40 years, the Department Conduct world-class research with of Native Studies at the U of M has been a dynamic community of Indigenous an international leader in the field. students, faculty, staff and alumni. Here, you can examine the diversity Pursue your education and passion of Indigenous cultures, histories, beyond your undergraduate degree. spiritualties, languages, literature U of M is home to more than 140 degree and visual art as well as the history options at the master’s and doctoral of colonialism, Indigenous governance, levels, including one of the few politics and economics. graduate Indigenous/Native Studies 204-474-9266 programs in the country. Here, umanitoba.ca/native_studies your experience will be supported with Indigenous-centered academic, cultural, personal and financial supports. 204-474-9377 umanitoba.ca/graduate_studies ”My experience at the U of M has made me think critically about an urban culture versus an Indigenous culture, and how the two may NICOLE LUKE, INUK 15 seem contradictory but yet are not…. I would like to design a type YELLOWKNIFE, NWT UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA of architecture that complements the Arctic and its people.” Faculty of Architecture
PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES ACCESS PROGRAM LEARN TOGETHER AND THEN DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS The transition from high school to university, and from a northern community to an urban setting, was a big adjustment for Jesse McGregor. The Access Program offered guidance along the way—and helped nurture his strengths and passion for medicine. By experiencing a variety of courses in University 1, he was able to not only figure out what he liked most but take the first steps toward reaching his goal. (above) Access Program students study The Access Program, offered by Extended HEALTH CAREERS ACCESS PROGRAM (HCAP) in Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge. Education, provides you with a support AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM (PHP) network that allows you to forge your HCAP is designed to help you prepare way to a successful academic future. for entry to the following health-related The program is available to all Manitoba programs: residents, with preference given to •M edicine, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, “I don’t know what I would do Indigenous students. Pharmacy, Medical Rehabilitation without the Access Program. In the Access Program, you will follow Science – Physiotherapy/Occupational People here are our own a common first year pathway with other Therapy/Respiratory Therapy, Nursing cheerleaders, our big sisters new Access students. Small class sizes Once you are accepted, PHP can support and brothers, our little sisters allow you to develop strong peer support your success with the respective program. and brothers. It’s hard to know and build relationships before going into Supports include: where you belong and can your second year. feel safe. It’s here.” • Academic and personal counselling Access provides supports for various • Help with funding applications – Kristin Flattery (UMAP student), academic pathways: Anishinaabe/Dakota, • Extensive pre-university orientation Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA ACCESS PROGRAM • Academic coaching and advocacy (2017), Faculty of Education (UMAP) 204-474-8000 “There are so many supports offered to new students. If you are pursuing any program of study umextended.ca/access By believing in yourself and the university, you can create the start of success for our future generations to come. JESSE MCGREGOR, CREE that leads to a degree or diploma in arts or science at the University of Manitoba, 17 As my first year went on, I started to learn my likes and dislikes. MISIPAWISTIK CREE NATION UMAP can provide the supports you need. UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA In turn, I was able to form a vision—a foundation towards the University 1/Access Program start of my journey of becoming a health-care professional.”
PROGRAMMING AND SERVICES FACULTY PROGRAMS (above) College of Nursing students and staff walk for (above) Graduate student volunteers work with high school students from Every Child Matters–Orange Shirt Day. across the country at the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program. ENGINEERING ACCESS PROGRAM (ENGAP) INNER CITY SOCIAL WORK ACCESS PROGRAM (ICSWAP) The Engineering Access Program at the U of M, If you are at least 21 years of age, have faced barriers to the most successful program of its kind in Canada, offers: university education, have social service experience and love working with people, consider this highly successful • Academic upgrading (if you are ineligible for direct entry) Several faculties offer specialized programs or partnerships dedicated to your success by providing Access program. It is located in the heart of Winnipeg’s • Summer orientation for successful transition academic and personal support so you can stay on track and build your confidence. Apply to these North End at the William Norrie Centre (485 Selkirk Avenue) • I ndividualized academic, social, personal and and offers you: programs at the same time you apply to your faculty or academic program. financial supports • Small class sizes • Scholarships and bursaries for qualifying students ABORIGINAL NURSING COHORT INITIATIVE (ANCI) ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM, ROBSON HALL, FACULTY OF LAW • Full and part-time studies ANCI offers a combination of academic, personal and This program supports students in the Robson Hall, 204-474-9872 • Academic counselling supports cultural supports to prepare you for entrance into the Faculty of Law with tutoring, advising and access to umanitoba.ca/engap • Academic tutoring supports Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program. By using a holistic a valuable network of peers. INDIGENOUS BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERS (IBEP) •H ands-on practical experience through field placements approach to working with students, ANCI provides: 204-474-6130 Indigenous Business Education Partners is a community of • Holistic and cultural supports • Academic and personal supports umanitoba.ca/student/indigenous/programs/ASP Indigenous students in pursuit of a Bachelor of Commerce • Small class sizes 204-668-8160 ONGOMIIZWIN EDUCATION (Honours) degree at the Asper School of Business. This vibrant umanitoba.ca/social_work/programs/inner_city • Tutoring support If you are a student focused on a health profession, and supportive environment provides: • Cultural support through the Elder-in-Residence be sure to visit Ongomiizwin Education, located on the • Complimentary tutors and advisors NORTHERN SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM • Financial guidance and support Bannatyne campus in downtown Winnipeg. With academic • Exclusive scholarships and bursaries If you are a mature student who is committed to a rewarding and personal success as the goal, the centre offers: career in social work, consider earning your Bachelor of 204-474-7452 • Professional networking events umanitoba.ca/faculties/nursing/undergrad/anci •A space where you can visit, study and have access Social Work degree in Manitoba’s beautiful North. Located in • Mentorship opportunities to computers, a printer and photocopier Thompson, the program offers full and part-time options and • Summer and career employment opportunities placements with local agencies. There is a Northern residency • A vibrant cultural program 18 204-474-7401 requirement prior to the application deadline date. 19 • A mentorship program umanitoba.ca/asper/ibep 204-677-1450 • An Elder-in-Residence UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA umanitoba.ca/northernsocialwork • Professional development and networking opportunities 204-789-3511 umanitoba.ca/ongomiizwin
FINANCIAL SUPPORTS There are many programs designed to assist you in meeting the financial demands of post-secondary studies. The following section mentions just a few. Be sure to explore all of your options. SCHOLARSHIPS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – BURSARIES AND LOANS Each year, the U of M distributes over $17 million in Every year, the U of M offers a wide range of bursaries to scholarships and bursaries. Students are automatically both new and continuing students who are enrolled in considered for entrance scholarships if you apply by March 1, school from September to April, who have demonstrated 2019, and meet the academic criteria. Many of the scholarships financial need and who have a minimum academic standing. and awards at the U of M are automatically awarded each year Bursaries are student awards which do not need to be repaid. based on academic achievement (no application required). umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries To be considered for Indigenous-specific academic awards, Manitoba Student Aid provides financial assistance visit umanitoba.ca/ideclareindigenous to learn how to qualifying post-secondary students through loans, to self-declare. grants and bursaries. This option is one way to help you The BMO Financial Group Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow reach your educational goals, but ensure that you are Scholarship is awarded to exceptional Canadian Indigenous exploring all of your other financial options as well. high school graduates who combine outstanding leadership Find out more about options, eligibility requirements potential with academic giftedness. Each scholarship is and how to apply online. valued at $4,000 per year for four years, for a total of $16,000. manitobastudentaid.ca Students must apply to both the scholarship and the University of Manitoba by December 1, 2018. BAND FUNDING umanitoba.ca/student/awards If you are an eligible Status Indian or Inuit student, plan to pursue post-secondary studies on a part-time or full-time basis and are registered with an eligible post-secondary institution, you may qualify for financial support through the Post-Secondary Education Support Program. Contact your education counsellor or go online to find out more information. aandc-aadnc.gc.ca SEARCH ALL AWARDS, INCLUDING THOSE SPECIFICALLY FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS, ON OUR AWARDS DATABASE. UMANITOBA.CA/STUDENT/AWARDSDATABASE 21 21 UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
HOUSING AND CHILD CARE FIND YOUR NEW HOME, NEW ADVENTURES VOICE AND THEN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Photo cre dit: Emil y Christie In art, Dee Barsy found peace and healing. And now, as a visual arts facilitator, she encourages Indigenous youth to discover the power of creativity. This fine arts graduate overcame being bullied as a teen and knows how art can nurture the self. It can also enrich a personal journey. For the INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, she put (above) The U of M offers on-site daycare. (above) Pembina Hall Residence has 358 private rooms, each with paint to canvas to share her experience of being adopted its own washroom. into an interracial family. ON-CAMPUS HOUSING CHILD CARE The U of M offers six residence options with features The U of M has a licensed daycare centre that provides including: furnished rooms, high-speed Internet and quality child care: meal plans. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so apply early! Campus Children’s Centre Care is available for children 3 months – 6 years old. Be sure to umanitoba.ca/housing register early, as spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING basis. To place your child’s name on the waitlist, use the online The U of M offers assistance to students who want to Manitoba Child Care Registry. The Campus Children’s Centre experience off-campus living while attending school. is a welcoming environment that celebrates a diversity of The off-campus housing website can connect you with cultures and weaves traditional teachings into its curriculum. potential rentals, sublets and other students looking Priority access will be given to Indigenous students. for roommates. The Province of Manitoba Family Services and Labour och.cc.umanitoba.ca Department has created an online Child Care Registry that provides support for families with children. The Winnipeg Rental Network is another online resource that offers: Use the registry to: •A central database for applications to Indigenous • F ind licensed child care providers that meet your needs “I believe that art has the capacity to develop a powerful sense of autonomy in the artist. Through art, I have been able to find peace DEE BARSY housing providers • L ists of accommodations that are specifically •R egister your children with several providers at once • L earn more about Manitoban child care providers with my childhood traumas. That is, through art, I have developed School of Art 23 my emotional intelligence and personal insight. I can anticipate for Indigenous newcomers •U pdate your contact information and child care needs Bachelor of Fine Arts (2013) my actions and their effects. I have become a resilient person.” Indigenous artist / youth visual arts facilitator • Subsidized housing opportunities gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare/occr/index UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA • L ists of organizations that provide transition supports Access our tips for the Manitoba Child Care Registry’s winnipegrentnet.ca/help-links/help-aboriginal.cfm online waiting list and get further information on child care at the U of M. umanitoba.ca/childrens_centre
HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS APPLICATION PROCESS Applications open October 2018. Complete the application online at umanitoba.ca/applynow $100 application fee. umanitoba.ca/applynow Be sure to self-report your predicted grades in order STEP 1 to receive a preliminary assessment of your eligibility. APPLY TO THE Self-declare on your online application OR fill out and UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA print off the PDF on the self-declaration website: DEADLINE: umanitoba.ca/ideclareindigenous MARCH 1, 2019* (JANUARY 15, 2019 FOR MUSIC) On-campus housing requires a separate application. Apply early at umanitoba.ca/housing Manitoba Applicants: Grade 12 marks are automatically submitted to the U of M by STEP 2 Manitoba high schools if you apply by March 1, 2019. SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION Out of Province Applicants: Submit interim INTERIM TRANSCRIPT DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2019 transcripts showing first semester final and second FINAL TRANSCRIPT DEADLINE: semester mid-term grades. Upon successful graduation, JULY 7, 2019 submit final transcripts. Official (sealed/stamped) Sign in to your application portal to check transcripts are required for an offer of admission. your status and review any outstanding documents and important deadlines. An offer of admission may be made based on interim grades. All offers of admission are subject to a review of final grades (May to July). STEP 3 RECEIVE AND ACCEPT Offers must be accepted by the deadline indicated AN OFFER OF ADMISSION AND ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS in your admission/scholarship offer (June). 25 (IF APPLICABLE) UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA *All applications received by March 1 will be considered for Entrance Scholarships (see page 21). The final deadline to apply to University 1 for the fall 2019 intake is August 1, 2019 (May 1, 2019 is recommended). The deadline to apply for the winter 2020 intake is December 1, 2019 (select programs only).
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION THE PATH THE NCTR HOUSES THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF INDIGENOUS FORWARD ORAL HISTORY AND DOCUMENTS ON THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM AND ITS LEGACY IN THE COUNTRY (above) The Truth and Reconciliation The University of Manitoba is committed In preserving this sacred collection Commission of Canada Bentwood Box to the journey of Reconciliation and to of materials, the NCTR ensures that: is a lasting tribute to all Residential School Survivors and is part of the National Centre advancing Indigenous rights, research • S urvivors and their families have for Truth and Reconciliation at the U of M, and scholarship. access to their own histories which is open to everyone. The National Centre for Truth and • Educators in the K-12, post-secondary, Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University professional and public service of Manitoba was born out of the sectors understand the shared Indian Residential Schools Settlement experience of Indigenous peoples Agreement, to preserve the history and Survivors of Canada’s Residential School system and legacy forever. •R esearchers can explore the Residential School system and “To me, as a student, the NCTR The Truth and Reconciliation assimilation efforts is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s collection of statements, revolution. Here, we have access documents and other materials forms • The public can access historical to a space that is dedicated to the heart of the NCTR. A shared vision records and other materials to help the establishment of harmonious held by those affected by Residential foster Reconciliation and healing relationships between Indigenous Schools, the NCTR is a place of learning • The history and legacy of the and non-Indigenous people” and dialogue where the truths of the Residential School system will never – Chance Paupanakis, Cree, Survivors’ experiences are honoured be forgotten Faculty of Arts and kept safe for future generations. We invite you to explore the materials at the NCTR and on the NCTR website in meaningful and personal ways. You are welcome to visit the NCTR any time during operational hours. nctr.ca 27 The turtle sculpture sits in front of the National UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The turtle is a keeper of truth in Anishinaabeg culture. IMAGINE A CANADA —A NATIONAL ART AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO SHARE THEIR VISION OF WHAT THE FUTURE OF CANADA LOOKS LIKE THROUGH THE LENS OF RECONCILIATION. NCTR.CA/IMAGINEACANADA
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. CONNECT Indigenous Student Recruitment 424 UMSU University Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3T 2N2 Phone: 204-474-6398 Alternate: 204-474-7144 OR 204-474-9983 Fax: 204-474-7554 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org REQUEST INFO Join our online mailing list to learn more about the programs and services that interest you. umconnect.ca VISIT Campus tours umanitoba.ca/campustours On-campus events Evening of Excellence: October 30, 2018 Open House: February 21, 2019 UMANITOBA.CA/INDIGENOUS In the event of any inconsistency between the information found in this Viewbook and that of the undergraduate and/or graduate calendars, the calendar entry shall prevail. Accessible version of this document available upon request.
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