uWinnipeg launches new Web resource for Indigenous students

February 9, 2012

Current and future Indigenous students at the University of Winnipeg now have access to a newly updated one-stop shop in the form of a website where they can find helpful information on housing, financial aid, scholarships, and support services. The site also highlights the university's Indigenous-focused academic programs. In December, uWinnipeg's board of regents approved the creation of an Indigenous Advisory Circle to ensure the inclusion of Indigenous peoples' perspectives in the university's governance. uWinnipeg is one of the top 4 universities in Canada for Indigenous population, with more than 10% of students self-identifying as First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit. Between September 2010 and September 2011, Aboriginal student applications to uWinnipeg rose by 24%. uWinnipeg News Release | indigenous.uwinnipeg.ca