ISAP Summer Start

About ISAP Summer Start

Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP) Summer Start is a three-day orientation and skill-building experience designed to kick-start your university learning journey. All new and returning Indigenous students are welcome.

ISAP Summer Start 2021 dates: August 23–25

Note: ISAP Summer Start 2021 will be an online experience due to COVID-19 precautions

ISAP Summer Start is an opportunity to…

  • Orient yourself to the USask student experience

ISAP Summer Start will introduce you to the diverse resources, learning platforms and community networks that will ground your academic experiences and adventurous choices as a new USask student.

  • Enhance your learning skills

In ISAP Summer Start, you will participate in workshops that enhance your learning abilities. Examples include sessions on time management, strategies for notetaking, setting up an effective study space and more!

  • Develop relationships with faculty and staff

All of our sessions are led by ISAP instructors, staff, academic advisors and other campus friends. Having a wide range of facilitators will allow you to develop these relationships early on. After ISAP Summer Start, if you hit bumps in the road, you’re going to know who to call!

  • And more!

Meet your fellow ISAP students, try out a sample lecture, take our “technological readiness quiz,” or connect in real time with one of our Trish Monture Centre Indigenous academic advisors. Let’s get excited as you chart your educational journey!

What students say about ISAP Summer Start

“Honestly, I loved it all. I can't wait to start school.”

“Being at the university helped make me feel more comfortable.”

“I am now no longer overwhelmed by the word chemistry.”

“I really enjoyed all the tours and how we were introduced to all the help we can get on campus—and where to get it.”


 ISAP Summer Start is offered by the College of Arts and Science in partnership with

Questions about ISAP Summer Start?


Michayla van de Velde
ISAP Programs Officer