Canadian universities reach out to Aboriginal student pool

February 13, 2008

Kevin Chief feels that non-financial support is just as crucial to overcoming barriers to PSE, and aims to provide this support with a special initiative he is designing at the request of the University of Winnipeg's president.  Chief's project will reach out to aboriginal students at elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels to help them make it to university.  Educators, aboriginal leaders, and government officials across Canada are pushing out similar projects to help increase PSE participation among Aboriginal students.