“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
First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in our USASK STEM programs are passionate about what they are learning, and excited about the possibilities that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math offer for them to ask questions, solve problems, access professional careers, and give back to their communities!
Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways - STEM Course provide a sightline for Indigenous students to enter diverse STEM degree pathways through academically grounded ACCESS, ENTRANCE, and ENRICHMENT opportunities offered through the 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?
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Chemistry 90 - Physics 90 - Biology 90 - *NEW* 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.
ISAP’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: ISAP’s Math Lab is a co-requisite developmental mathematics program linked to preparatory STEM Accelerator courses and first year ISAP 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 ISAP STEM students an edge for success.
For first and second year Indigenous students with an interest in STEM degree programs: start strong in ISAP’s Medicine Wheel Learning Community, taking three common courses per term as a cohort, with recommended electives that fit your STEM degree pathway
Talk with an advisor to select electives that will…
- Provide pre-requisites for Arts & Science Bachelor of Science degree programs
- Complete preparatory requirements to apply to the College of Nursing
- Complete preparatory requirements to transfer to the College of Engineering through ISAP Pathways to Engineering
- Complete preparatory requirements to apply to the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
- Contribute to Environmental Program and Certificate requirements
- Prepare for application to the College of Medicine and other Professional Health Science Colleges including Dentistry, Kinesology, Physical Therapy, Clinical Psychology and School of Public Health
New in Fall 2018: ISAP’s Husky Math Lab is a co-requisite developmental mathematics program linked to ISAP’s preparatory STEM Accelerator and first year STEM Learning Communities. Meeting students at their point of potential, the Husky Math Lab willprovide differentiated support through a combination of online and face-to-face learning opportunities—giving ISAP STEM students an edge for success.
ISAP’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 ISAP 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.
ISAP 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.
Learn about opportunities for undergraduate research here.
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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