Aboriginal Students

 

Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC)

The ASC strives to Encourage, Empower, and Educate by assisting Aboriginal students to strengthen and realize their potential.


WHAT WE DO

The ASC cultivates a respectful and welcoming atmosphere that encourages student empowerment, identity, community connection and Indigenous ways of learning. The ASC acts as a central hub for all students, faculty, staff and community to gather and find a sense of belonging in the larger university environment.

While the Centre’s focus is students, all of the campus community is welcome, as creating opportunities for intercultural and intergenerational exchange strengthens our campus community, and allows us to achieve the greatest heights in education and learning.

 

NEEKANEEWAK (“THEY ARE LEADING”) LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE (NLI)

Neekaneewak (“they are leading”) Leadership Initiative (NLI) is an Elder based leadership program that will enhance cultural awareness and develop leadership skills in student participants through traditional and current ‘ways of knowing.’ The Leadership Team composed of Elders, successful alumni, senior students and student support partners provides culturally relevant programming, mentoring, supports and leadership development opportunities for all Indigenous students at the University of Regina.

NITÔNCIPÂMIN OMÂ STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM (OMA)

The OMA Program is designed to provide the most supportive first-year learning environment for Indigenous students. We acknowledge that all our students are leaders and this program cultivates your leadership skills by providing you with the tools you need to navigate your academic path successfully.

 

ABORIGINAL CAREER CENTRE

We help Indigenous students find career related work through the Co-op Program, Full Circle Summer Internship Program, and the summer and graduate employment registry.

Benefits include:

• Detailed class material review sessions
• Priority access to tutors
• Cultural and social programming
• Scholarship opportunities

 

 

THE 101 Meet New People. Explore Campus Life. Prepare for Success!

The ASC offers The 101 – a comprehensive one-day orientation to campus life for first-year Indigenous students. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Elders on campus, find your classes and meet new and returning students before the new term begins. It is an opportunity to get comfortable and prepared so you can tackle your first year!

 
     

 

 


 Admissions Information


UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

1

Submit Application for Undergraduate Admission

2

Pay the $100
Application Fee

3

Submit Transcripts


MATURE APPLICANTS

You can be considered as a mature applicant to the Faculties of Arts, Education, Media, Art, & Performance, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Science, Social Work, La Cité, or the Centre for Continuing Education if you meet the following requirements:

 

 

  • Have completed fewer than 24 credit hours of approved post-secondary courses
  • Are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Will be at least 21 years of age before the start of the semester

To apply as a mature student, please visit our website to confirm which documents must be submitted to the Admission Office by the application deadline.
* Receiving funding? Chat with our office about application fee deferral.

 

 

 


 HOUSING & RESIDENCE


LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES

You can live in a Living-Learning Community (LLC)! The Neekaneewak community supports holistic student development. Through a partnership with the Aboriginal Student Centre, this LLC will offer daytime and evening programming including: academic support, mentorship, cultural events, and leadership development opportunities.

Belong to a supportive community, enjoy a variety of cultural events and activities, and access the beautiful 14th floor student lounge which can be used for smudges and other ceremonies and events.

 

INDIGENOUS HOUSING AWARDS

Living on campus is a great wat to make friends, live in your own space, and go to class in your pajamas! We want to make this opportunity even more affordable for you. Check out our Indigenous Housing Awards at www.uregina.ca/safa.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPTIONS

While living on campus can offer many benefits, it isn't the ideal fit for event student. For those wishing to live off campus, several affordable housing options are available in Regina:

  • Regina Housing Authority
  • Namerind
  • Silver Sage Housing Corporation
  • Ehrlo Housing

 

 


 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


BAND FUNDING - POST-SECONDARY STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (PSSP)

If you are: an eligible Status Indian or Inuit student, planning 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. Status Indian students should contact their post-secondary coordinator to find out more and Inuit students should contact Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) directly.

This program provides financial assistance to Status Indian and Inuit students who are enrolled in eligible post-secondary programs, which includes: community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs, undergraduate programs, and advanced or professsional degree programs.

 

WHAT COSTS ARE COVERED?

Financial assistance may be provided in the following areas:

  • Tuition support for part-time and full-time students, which may include fees for: registration, tuition, and the cost of books and supplies required for courses.
  • Travel support for full-time students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend college or university. Students may qualify for funding to return home twice per academic year.
  • Living expenses for full-time students to help cover costs, such as: food, shelter, and transportation.
     
There are a number of awards open to all students and specific awards for Indigenous students, such as the
CIC Aborginal Bursary and the SaskEnergy Aboriginal Scholarship. Visit us online for a full listing!