Indigenous ServicesStudent Experience

Indigenous Outreach

Since 2006, Western University’s Indigenous Services has offered innovative outreach programs to well over 700 Indigenous youth (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) from Southwestern Ontario and across Canada. Indigenous Services outreach initiatives aim to increase Indigenous youths’ access to postsecondary education by contributing to students’ academic, emotional, and social exposure to university. Indigenous Services longstanding service in this area demonstrates a commitment to equity-based work that proactively open doors to postsecondary in an effort to close the gap in Aboriginal student under-representation in university. Some of the initiatives include annual Mini University summer program, annual Track and Field day (grade 7 and 8) and much more.

Mini University students 2013

Mini University participants

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Male student Counsellors