The Indigenous Academic Success Cohort (IASC) is an opportunity for Indigenous students to take their first year of university classes in a supportive Indigenized environment. Students from other programs may also apply and register for the program.
Courses in the program will weave together strategies for achieving academic success with Indigenous history, culture and knowledge. Elders will be invited into the classrooms, and students will go on field trips to learn more about Indigenous world views, the importance of place and sense of self.
In addition to the support of the IASC program coordinator and Elders, the Indigenous Student Centre is available as a friendly mentoring environment where students can get assistance, advice and resources.
This cohort initiative allows groups of students to work at the same time on similar courses. Each semester, students will take three core courses together and then choose one or two electives.
- CMNS 120 - Communicating in University - 4 credits
- UNIV 101- University 101 - 3 credits
- IPK 102- Introduction to Indigenous Studies - 3 credits
- Directed study sessions
- Independent study sessions