Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge
                                                                                                                       CREATE YOUR OWN PATH

                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                    friendships and connections that last                      SUPPORTING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.
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

EXPLORE THE                                                                             HOME AWAY FROM HOME
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
 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.”

                         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
                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
                         isc@umanitoba.ca                                                                   and increase your skills. Through this program you will
                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

LEARN                                                                                           LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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
                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                   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
 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)

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                                                                                                                                 • 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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                           Diploma in Art
EXPAND YOUR                                                                                                                    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
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,
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and hopes to bring her environmental design education
to the North through improved housing and the creation                                                              e Kropla
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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.
”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

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 of architecture that complements the Arctic and its people.”         Faculty of Architecture

                                                                                                     ACCESS PROGRAM
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)
“There are so many supports offered to new students.                                                                                         If you are pursuing any program of study
 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,
 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.”

                         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
                                                                                  ONGOMIIZWIN EDUCATION                                      (Honours) degree at the Asper School of Business. This vibrant
                          • 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
                                                                                   • Professional development and networking opportunities
                         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.
                         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.

                                                                                                       SEARCH ALL AWARDS, INCLUDING THOSE SPECIFICALLY
                                                                                                       FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS, ON OUR AWARDS DATABASE.

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                                                                                                                                                              UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

FIND YOUR                                                                                                                         NEW HOME, NEW ADVENTURES
                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                                                 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:

                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.
                                                                                                        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).

THE PATH                                                     THE NCTR HOUSES THE LARGEST
                                                              COLLECTION OF INDIGENOUS

                                                             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.
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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.

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: indigenous.community@umanitoba.ca

Join our online mailing list to learn more about
the programs and services that interest you.

Campus tours
On-campus events
Evening of Excellence: October 30, 2018
Open House: February 21, 2019


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.

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