Aboriginal Admissions

The Division of Medical Laboratory Science will provide admission to the BSc MLS program to all qualified Aboriginal applicants, not to exceed the current quota of 29 for Year 2 students.

The first student was admitted under this category in 1994.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Applicants who are of Aboriginal ancestry within the meaning of The Constitution Act, 1982, §35(2), or
  • A person who is accepted by one of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada as a member of their community.

Proof of ancestry must be provided when applying as an Aboriginal student. Accepted forms of documentation are outlined in the Admission of Aboriginal Applicants section of the University of Alberta Calendar.

Candidates are subject to normal minimum admission requirements as outlined in the calendar and approval by the Divisional Admissions Committee.