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Indigenous student with star blanket and medallion.

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Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards for Access Program students

December 15, 2022 — 
“This is a huge honour to be recognized for my accomplishments. It is validating and it reminds me of the strength it took to get here." - April Quill

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Two people stand beside an easel with art on it.

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Access Program art piece unveiled

October 14, 2022 — 
“We wanted an image to represent all we do and all we are. We were provided with this image.” - Diedre Desmarais

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Access Program students celebrate graduation.

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Grads celebrate at Access Program Graduation Celebration

June 3, 2022 — 
'I never thought I would attend university in my life... And now, because of Access, I am here... To be there and honoured meant a lot to me. I was truly touched,' - Tyler Koswin

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Jesse McGregor hosts the Access virtual grad celebration

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Access Program hosts virtual graduation celebration

May 27, 2021 — 
Celebrating the success of 33 students who earned degrees in wide range of disciplines

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Access undergrad student publishes paper in scientific journal

April 12, 2021 — 
“I was very grateful to work with Kevin. He was an excellent teacher. He helped to shape me into a better researcher. He inspired me.” - Christie Lavallée

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student smiles

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Father goes back to school to be a dietitian

March 26, 2021 — 
“I was thinking of university and Access was just what I was looking for. It is what someone like me needs. I was very excited to know it was here for us.” - Mark Mercer

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Access student makes her grandfather proud

March 26, 2021 — 
“I am doing it for my grandfather. He was really proud of me." - Kiana Tait

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The path to Migizii Agamik in winter

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Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards for Access Program students

February 17, 2021 — 
“I really love living in the North, being on the land, near the water, with the people. This is my home. These are my people. I want to give back." - Sandi Hart

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Taylor Tutkaluke outside in winter

Kinesiology student appreciates support and resources of Access Program

January 28, 2021 — 
I definitely recommend "Access to anyone starting university. Access goes above and beyond to provide us with support. I can’t imagine my university experience without it." - Taylor Tutkaluke

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Emily McKinnon

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Access instructor recognized with 2019 Merit Award

September 28, 2020 — 
“I hope it helps to shine a light on Access. It’s the best teaching gig. This has been a unique opportunity to take the science I have learned and direct it in an important way, providing our students with extra support. I am helping more students to have access to a science education.” - Emily McKinnon

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