Our Vision

It is our vision - Sōhkēyimowin - to provide meaningful access to engineering for Indigenous students and to increase representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in our college and the engineering profession. We celebrate and share Indigenous ways of knowing as an integral part of teaching, learning and research at USask Engineering.  

Read more about our Indigenization strategic pillar in USask Engineering's 2018-20125 Strategic Plan.

What we do

Through our work we provide:

Inclusion of Indigenous history, culture, and ways of knowing for all students, staff and faculty in the college of engineering;

Holistic support for Indigenous engineering students;

Engagement with Indigenous communities to help solve practical needs and to provide engineering outreach. 

Study here

Are you a First Nations, Inuit or Métis student who is curious, creative, observant or analytical? There's a place for you at USask Engineering. Be what the world needs and become a USask Engineer. 

Need additional high school classes? 

You need these high school science and math classes to apply to USask Engineering: Chemistry 30, Physics 30 and Pre-Calculus 30. A minimum grade of 70 percent is required in each. 

If you don't have those classes or need to improve your marks, there a programs to help you.   

INDIGENOUS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT PATHWAY (ISAP) STEM ACCELERATOR CERTIFICATE

This program is based in the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science. Its designed for students who want to enrol in college such as engineering, but who need high school science courses or who have been away from school more than three years and want to refresh their knowledge. 

NORTHLANDS PRE-ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

This is a one-year program based in Northern Saskatchewan with courses including math, chemistry and biology. After completing the program, students transition to studying on campus in Saskatoon to complete their degree.

Indigenous student experience

Indigenous Student Ambassador Program

Our Indigenous Student Ambassadors provide academic and peer support to Indigenous students in the College of Engineering. They coordinate regular, non-academic support and social events and develop supportive relationships with their peers. You can find them around the college and during set hours at the Indigenous Resource Centre.  

Indigenous Resource Centre

The Indigenous Resource Centre is located on the second floor of the Engineering Building, in Room 2C90. All students have access to the centre, which is also a virtual space in the College of Engineering. Through the centre, we are committed to developing and promoting Indigenous resources, events and activities as educational tools for everyone in the college.

Our goal is to create culturally safe spaces for Indigenous students, where Indigenous ways of knowing are recognized and celebrated.

Co-op Program

The Indigenous Student Co-op Initiative is an industry-focused program housed within the college's Engineering Co-op Internship Program, to connect Indigenous students with opportunities in industry to increase equity and diversity in the workplace. 

Is your company interested in becoming a partner? Please contact Alana Bitsuie, the USask Engineering Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator. 

Building community

Events

We host events that celebrate the Métis, First Nation, Inuit & International Indigenous cultures.

Our priority is to share Indigenous knowledge of Elders and Cultural Knowledge Keepers to build awareness and strengthen relationships and STEM knowledges.

USask Student Chapter of AISES

Join the USask Chapter of AISES and Conncect with other Indigenous students at USask who are interested in science and engineering. 

You can explore undergraduate and graduate opportunities, engage with Indigenous STEM professionals, and network with scholarship-granting organizations and corporations looking to hire. STEM professionals and corporations are ready to meet bright, accomplished Indigenous STEM students ready to begin their careers. 

Benefits:

  • Join the USASK Student Circle of Support
  • Scholarships/Bursary opportunities
  • Conference sponsorship
  • Aboriginal Student Centre space for USask Student Chapter of AISES members

Sign up by contacting the Post-Secondary Chapter Advisors, Sandy.Bonny@USask.ca or Alana.Bitsuie@usask.ca

Questions?

Alana Bitsuie is our USask Engineering Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator.