STEM Pathways

“To me, studying science is like… becoming a part of the future, do you know what I mean? It’s just got endless possibilities that I’m excited about.”

-3rd year Indigenous Biology student

ASAP STEM Pathways

Access, Entrance, and Enrichment

Our ASAP STEM Pathways provide a sightline for Indigenous students to enter diverse STEM degree pathways through academically grounded ACCESS, ENTRANCE, and ENRICHMENT opportunities offered through the Aboriginal Student Achievement Program, College of Arts & Science.

Are you interested in Land Management, Geography, Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, Environmental Science, Geology, Toxicology, Sustainable Development, Chemistry, Agriculture & Bioresources, Science Education, Astronomy or Quantum Physics?

Get ready to Learn With Us!

Indigenous students in our USASK STEM programs are passionate about what they are learning, and excited about the possibilities that post-secondary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math courses offer for them to ask questions, solve problems, access professional careers, and give back to their communities!


Access

Chemistry 90 - Physics 90 - Biology 90 - *NEW* Husky Math Lab

Establish skills for success in pre-requisite STEM courses common to degrees in Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Agriculture & Bio resources, Health Science, and Science Education programs.

ASAP’s non-degree credit preparatory courses are designed for students who want to pursue a degree in science or a related professional degree (e.g. health science, science education, and engineering) who lack high school pre-requisite courses or have been away from school for > 3 years and would like to refresh their knowledge of these subjects.

Taken individually, or together, the courses can be applied toward earning a STEM Accelerator Certificate which recognizes a preparatory standard of excellence in scientific and mathematical literacy.

NOTE: Biology 90, Physics 90 and Chemistry 90 will stand in lieu of 30-level pre-requisites for STEM degree programs.

New in Fall 2018: ASAP’s Husky Math Lab is a co-requisite developmental mathematics program linked to preparatory STEM Accelerator courses and first year ASAP Learning Communities. Meeting students at their point of potential, the Husky Math Lab will provide differentiated support through a combination of online and face-to-face learning opportunities—giving ASAP STEM students an edge for success.

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Entrance

For first and second year Indigenous students with an interest in STEM degree programs: start strong in our Aboriginal Student Achievement Program’s Medicine Wheel Learning Community, taking three common courses per term as a cohort, with recommended electives that fit your STEM Pathway

Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP) Learning Communities bring together First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in a common set of courses, with small class sizes, responsive instruction, and facilitated tutorials. LC students gather in a weekly LC Hour, guided by two student peer mentors, to together explore the dynamic potential of their local and global communities.

New in Fall 2018: ASAP’s Husky Math Lab is a co-requisite developmental mathematics program linked to ASAP’s preparatory STEM Accelerator and first year STEM Learning Communities. Meeting students at their point of potential, the Husky Math Lab will provide differentiated support through a combination of online and face-to-face learning opportunities—giving ASAP STEM students an edge for success.

 

Enrichment

ASAP’s 2nd year common courses provide students access to unique interdisciplinary course offerings that support integration of Indigenous perspectives in diverse degree programs. Selected for second or third year ASAP students who have, or are considering, declaring a STEM degree major, these courses will expand the relevance of learning in STEM degree programs, and connect First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Arts and Science STEM Departmental programs with one another, and with the academic and cultural programming offered through the Trish Monture Centre for Student Success.

ASAP STEM Scholars include students in 2nd year, through to graduation, who have declared STEM majors and are interested in exploring Indigenous perspectives, experiential and community-based learning, and opportunities beyond their degrees. Facilitated conference and travel opportunities, opportunities to act as peer mentors to first year learning communities, and opportunities to connect with engaged Indigenous STEM faculty help students to build community, develop communication and leadership skills, and bring their ‘whole selves’ to their degree program.

Coming soon! Upper-year interdisciplinary STEM seminar courses are in development.

Explore the links on the sidebar, and schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor to discuss opportunities for mentorship in your STEM Pathway

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"Some scientists are among the most awestruck witnesses to the glories of the unfolding universe and among its most eloquent guides."

- John Mohawk (Sotsisiwah)
Iroquois Elder Senior Smithsonian Scholar

Proud to be situated on Treaty 6 territory and Métis homeland