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Educational Support Services for First Nations students

We are here to support students of Native ancestry in making a succesful transition to Vancouver Island University and to enable students to succeed in their academic endeavors by providing direct services and appropriate referrals.

Educational Support Services:

    • assist new students with timetabling and registration
    • listen to and provide support to students with academic or personal concerns
    • liaise with bands, tribal councils, students, faculty, elders, departments within Vancouver Island University as well as other post-secondary institutions
    • provide information about First Nations bursaries, scholarships, student loans, and sponsor funding for Status and Metis students
    • assist out-of-town students to find accommodation and daycare
    • promote cultural, recreational, and social activities in partnership with First Nations students
    • provide information on the following:
      • academic learning support - resource rooms, writing centre and student serices
      • career planning
      • counselling (both personal and substance abuse)
      • employment information through student services, the employment board in Room 118 and CareerLink

    To make an appointment with one of our advisors, please phone 604-485-2878 or email one of our advisors.