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Students outside Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge.

Students outside Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge.

Indigenous Student Newsletter launches

January 31, 2017 — 

On Jan. 23, Indigenous students received the first edition of the Indigenous Student Newsletter in their inboxes.

The bi-weekly e-newsletter is a new opportunity for Indigenous students to get the most from their university experience. It provides information on upcoming events, programs, resources, awards and jobs that are specific to Métis, First Nation and Inuit students.

“There are 2,400 self-declared Indigenous students at the U of M, and until now, we have never been able to communicate so directly with them about opportunities and supports that are available to them,” says Christine Cyr, Director of the Indigenous Student Centre.

Kieran Dublin is an Anishinaabe student in the Faculty of Arts.

Kieran Dublin.

Kieran Dublin, an Anishinaabe student in the Faculty of Arts, sees many benefits in receiving the newsletter.

“To me, the Indigenous Connect Newsletter helps forge a feeling of connectiveness between Indigenous students and their immeasurable potential for success,” he says.

“In addition, while there is still work to be done, the task of making the University of Manitoba more inclusive seems less daunting due to endeavours like this newsletter.”

Indigenous students can sign up to receive the newsletter in their Aurora account:

  • Please go to your student profile in Aurora
  • Go to either the “Personal Information” tab or the “Declarations” tab and then click on “Canadian Indigenous Self-Declaration”
  • Select that you would like to update your profile
  • Where you are given the option to receive communication about U of M’s Indigenous Community select “Yes”

“The U of M is committed to creating pathways for Indigenous students that will better prepare them for and support them in achieving educational success,” says Frank Deer, Acting Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect directly with students and to share information about the growing number of academic, financial, cultural and social supports available for them.”

To submit a listing in the newsletter and let Indigenous students know about opportunities in your area, please visit Community Link.

If you are not an Indigenous student, but wish to receive the e-newsletter, you can sign up at: http://lists.umanitoba.ca/mailman/listinfo/indigenous.newsletter

The University of Manitoba is committed to advancing Indigenous education, and seeks to transform the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples through sharing knowledge, creating a foundation for learning, promoting student success and developing leaders.

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