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Joining forces with Saskatchewan Research Council’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program – U Regina

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201866 Views

June 22, 2018

The Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC’s) innovative Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP), allows First Nations, Inuit, and Métis post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to connect with an SRC mentor in the same or similar disciplines and gain work experience through a hands-on summer job at SRC.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with the Saskatchewan Research Council in support of Indigenous students engaged in science, technology, engineering and math programs on this National Indigenous Peoples Day,” Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Thomas Chase said. “The focus of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) – on connecting Indigenous students with employment, training and mentorship opportunities with the SRC – is aligned with ‘Together we are stronger’ the University of Regina’s 2015-20 Strategic Plan, which prioritizes student success and Indigenization.”

During the 2017-18 school year approximately 13%, or a little over 1,900 U of R students, self- identified as Indigenous. Of those, 130 – approximately 7% – are enrolled in STEM programs.

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