USask launches program to provide Indigenous students with STEM mentorship

The University of Saskatchewan has launched a two-year pilot program that will connect Indigenous students with STEM mentors. Indigenous students who participate in the Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP) STEM+ program will have access to mentorship and work experiences that will help them build their resumes and prepare for their future careers. Their ISAP STEM+ experiences will also be documented on their Co-Curricular Record. “STEM+ students will be coached to identify transferable skills they’ve learned in those workplace experiences, which they can bring back to campus to apply as academic assets in their programs,” said ISAP team lead Dr Sandy Bonny.