5.19 Indigenous Student Admission Policy

The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) is committed to the development of a University environment which encourages honour and respect for Indigenous communities, in recognition of their unique position as descendants of the First Peoples Nation and the spirit and intent of their relationships in Canada.

Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission. GPS has developed a series of recruitment and retention initiatives to enhance the learning experiences of Indigenous students on the campus.

In accordance with the GPS admission policy, Indigenous students may be considered for admission on the basis of their life experience (see "Guidelines for Considering Life Achievement" in 5.11 Application Evaluation). GPS advocates the admission of Indigenous applicants by individual departments.