Indigenous Students

The University of Regina is situated in Treaty 4 territory with a presence in Treaty 6 territory. Treaty 4 is the traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota, and Dakota peoples, and it is the homeland of the Métis people. Indigenous Students are welcome and supported at the University of Regina, we are committed to Indigenization and reconciliation.

 

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


WHAT WE DO

Tansi! Anin! Taanishi! Hello! Find your home away from home at the ASC, a student space on campus that cultivates a respectful and welcoming atmosphere. The ASC is here to encourage student empowerment, identity, community connections, and Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. Our space acts as a central hub for all students on campus, faculty, staff, and community to gather and find a sense of belonging in the larger university environment.

 

 

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

Neekaneewak 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 here to providee first years with the most supportive learning environment. Within this program, the ASC encourages you to become an academic leader by providing you with the tools you need to navigate your academic path successfully.

 

For more information contact the ASC at oma.success@uregina.ca

 

ABORIGINAL CAREER CENTRE

The Aboriginal Career Centre provides programming that supports academic and career related success to Indigenous students. This includes:

  • Co-operative Education (U of R and FNuniv)
  • Full Circle Summer Internship
  • Job Registry
  • Proffessional Development Workshops
  • Employer Luncheon

WHY JOIN OMA?

  • Connect with other first year students
  • Detailed class material review sessions
  • Student Success Workshops
  • 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 free one-day orientation to campus life for first-year Indigenous students. This event is open to all first year Indigenous students who are begining at the University of Regina, Campion, Luther, and FNUniv. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the Knowledge Keepers on campus, find your classes and meet new and returning students before the new term begins. Participating in the 101 is a great way to begin you new adventure in Post-Secondary!

 

 

Visit the ASC website to find a full list of events and more information!

 

 

 

 


 Admissions Information


UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

If you are in high school or just finished high school you need to submit your high school transcripts. It is important to make sure you have taken the right classes to be admitted into the Faculty of your choice.

For a list of accepted classes refer back to the Admission Requirements page.

 

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 band funding? Chat with our office about application fee deferral.

 

 

 


 HOUSING & RESIDENCE


NEEKANEEWAK LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

At the University of Regina, you have the option to choose from 10 different living-learning communities (LLc's) when living on-campus. The Neekaneewak LLC is a partnership with the Aboriginal Student Centre and might be a great choice for you! Some of the things that you will get to take part in are:

  • Mentorship
  • Cultural events
  • Academic programming
  • Opportunities to engage with the community on and off campus

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.

MÉTIS FUNDING

If you are not elligble for band funding there are additional areas for Métis students. The Gabriel Dumont Institute provides scholarships for Métis students who are registered to Saskatchewan attending a post-secondary. For more information contact the Gabriel Dumont Insitute at scholarships@gdi.gdins.org

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

While band funding helps to cover the cost of living expenses it does not cover everything. The University of Regina has scholarships available to all students, on top of that they set a certain number of scholarships aside for Indigenous students.

For a full list of scholarships visit www.uregina.ca/safa