ULethbridge, AlgomaU programs prepare Indigenous students to transition to university

The University of Lethbridge and Algoma University have each taken steps to improve the transition into postsecondary education for Indigenous Students. The Lethbridge Herald reports that ULethbridge has renamed its longstanding alternative Indigenous student success program and introduced a certificate to recognize the achievement of those who complete it. The Indigenous Student Success Certificate program helps Indigenous students further their education through foundational university courses that are framed by Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. Students are placed in a cohort so that they can build community with others. They also have access to writing and cultural supports, counselling, and elders. AlgomaU’s Brampton campus has launched the Learners Early Access Program, which will enable Grade 11 and 12 students from the Peel District School Board to take university-level courses. The program prioritizes Indigenous, Black, and equity-deserving groups from high schools in Mississauga with the aim of helping students become comfortable with a postsecondary environment.

Lethbridge Herald | City News