Elsipogtog and St Thomas University partner for in-community program

November 5, 2014

New Brunswick’s St Thomas University has partnered with the Elsipogtog First Nation to provide introductory university classes in the community. Under the agreement, students can take first-year math and English classes at home; upon completing the courses, students can transfer to the Bachelor of Arts program at STU. Elsipogtog Chief Aaron Sock noted that the odds of success are better if students have a good first year, stating, “you’re such a close-knit community [and] that’s what you’re used to so when you go off the community it’s bit of a culture shock.” Global News