BRANDON UNIVERSITY

Brandon University historic building on its campus.

General statistics

Students who identify as Indigenous 10% or more

Indigenous languages

Courses offered Cree
Ojibway/Anishinaabemowin/Nishnaabemwin
Michif
Other
Dakota

Financial support

Bursaries
Scholarships
Awards/prizes
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There is approximately $1.2 million available each year in undergraduate scholarships and bursaries. Additionally, there are several scholarships and bursaries offered in support of Aboriginal students. https://webapp.brandonu.ca/pls/scholarship/f?p=101:18

Services

Academic counselling
General counselling
Peer-to-peer mentoring
Employment/career counselling
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Brandon University staff includes a Student Success Officer as well as a Learning Skills Specialist who focus on First Nations, M?tis and Inuit students' engagement and academic success. The Indigenous Peoples' Centre offers the students a home away from home. Here students will find couches to relax on, a kids area for educational play, an Elders room for smudging, and a kitchen where soup is made every day at lunch, but most importantly it offers students a family and friendships that will last a lifetime. The IPC helps students with the social, cultural and academic transition into university life. Peer-to-peer mentoring, engagement and assistance with transition to university are provided through the Indigenous Peoples' Centre and the Aboriginal Student Council.

Activities

Social or cultural events
Gathering space
Elder engagement
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Brandon University supports an extensive Indigenous student orientation.