Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.07
Liaison Matt Wolsfeld
Submission Date March 5, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Saskatchewan
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Erin Akins
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
College of Engineering Indigenous Peoples Initiatives Community

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

March 2019, the College of Engineering launched a program designed to help more Indigenous people enter the college and successfully complete their degrees. The new Engineering Access Program is part of the college’s Indigenous Peoples Initiatives Community (IPIC).

The program supports prospective and current Indigenous engineering students in three specific ways:

Pathways to Engineering – A year of academic upgrading for students that do not have the required pre-requisites to apply to the College of Engineering.

Summer Bridging Program – Students spend several days on and around campus, in sessions focusing on academic preparation, navigating campus and transitioning to life in Saskatoon. Summer Bridging is required for students entering the College of Engineering through Pathways to Engineering and is also available to all Indigenous students entering Engineering.

Student Success Program – Social, academic and financial supports are available for Indigenous students in the college. For first-year students, this includes meeting regularly with an academic advisor and attending first-year facilitated study sessions to help ensure their success as engineering students.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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