uRegina building support for Aboriginal students

October 24, 2011

University of Regina president Vianne Timmons says the institution is working to ensure Aboriginal students who choose the institution have all the tools and supports necessary to be successful. "Overall, we have put $500,000, this year only, into looking at moving our initiatives forward," she says. uRegina has set aside $50,000 for emergency bursaries for First Nation and M├ętis students, and is considering hiring an Aboriginal advocate, as suggested by the university's Aboriginal Advisory Circle. The institution also plans to increase the size and profile of its Aboriginal Student Centre. This academic year, first-term enrolment for self-declared Aboriginal students at uRegina is up by 48%. uRegina News Release | Regina Leader-Post