Queen’s and SLC receive funding for projects that will benefit Aboriginal learners

March 23, 2016

The Ontario government has announced funding for Queen’s University and St Lawrence College that will support the success of Aboriginal learners in the region. Queen’s will receive $42,719 in 2016–17 for its Self-Identification Project, which will develop Aboriginal student self-identification practices and improve the functionality of the student records system. Currently, Aboriginal students can self-identify during the application process; the project will expand that opportunity so Aboriginal students can choose to self-identify later during their education. At St Lawrence College, $107,608 over three years will go towards the Kickstart College program, which helps Aboriginal learners transition to postsecondary programs in the STEM fields. The funds are available through the Targeted Initiatives Fund, which follows through on the province’s 2015 commitment to provide stable funding to support Aboriginal learners. Queen’s | SLC