ON universities partner with Aboriginal institutions to create pathways for learners

April 20, 2016

Two new partnerships will provide additional pathways for Aboriginal learners to access postsecondary training in Ontario. Nipissing University has signed articulation agreements with AFOA Canada that will provide graduates of AFOA’s Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) diploma program with credits towards Nipissing’s BBA or BComm degree programs. AFOA recently formed a similar partnership with Cape Breton University. Brock University and the Weengushk Film Institute also signed an agreement, one that will open avenues for students from both institutions. The new arrangement will see Brock offer an 8-month certificate in film production that is taught at Weengushk, located on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Students who complete the program will receive credits towards a degree at Brock if they wish to continue their education. Through the new partnership, Brock will also offer an intensive 3-week film production course this spring at Weengushk, the first time the course has been offered off campus. The spring course is open to Brock’s film students and for the first time, students in other programs and from other institutions.

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