“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

STEM Pathways

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?

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!

ISAP STEM Courses 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.

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Access

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 2019: ISAP’s Developmental Math Lab is a co-requisite program linked to STEM Accelerator courses and first year ISAP Learning Communities. Meeting students at their point of potential, the ISAP 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.

STEM Accelerator Course Listings

 

Entrance

For first and second year Indigenous students with an interest in STEM degree programs: start strong in ISAP’s STEM-focused Medicine Wheel Learning Communities, taking three common courses per term as a cohort, with recommended electives that fit your STEM degree pathway.

ISAP First-Year LC Course Listings

Talk with an advisor to select electives that will…

New in Fall 2019: ISAP’s Developmental Math Lab is a co-requisite program linked to STEM Accelerator courses and first year ISAP Learning Communities. Meeting students at their point of potential, the ISAP 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.

 

Enrichment

ISAP’s 2nd year common courses provide STEM students access to unique interdisciplinary course offerings that that integrate Indigenous perspectives and support success in diverse degree programs.

These courses illuminate and expand the cultural-relevance of the STEM disciplines and connect First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to one another and to the academic and cultural programming offered through ISAP and the Trish Monture Centre for Student Success.

Term 1: Statistics 244
Statistics 244 teaches students statistical concepts and techniques including graphing of distributions, measures of location and variability, measures of association, regression, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing. Weekly extension seminars reinforce course concepts through collaborative learning activities and process-oriented guided inquiry learning.

Term 2: Indigenous Studies 241
Indigenous Studies 241, Weaving Indigenous Science and Western Science, explores how Indigenous and Western knowledge systems situate human beings in relation to the natural world through a mixed instruction model that combines online and classroom learning with outdoor, land-based activities and visits with Elders, knowledge keepers and research scientists. Weekly extension seminars provide opportunities to connect course content to lived realities, and to engage in reflective discussion and experiential learning activities.

Term 2: Chemistry 112
Chemistry 112 provides the opportunity for students to learn about the structure, bonding and properties of materials in a small cohort. Students registered in ISAP’s Chemistry 112 will participate in Lectures (3 hour per week), Labs (3 hour per week), and an Extension Tutorial (1.5 per week). Our Extension Tutorials allow students to review and reinforce lab skills, and to build understanding through hands-on activities and problem sets in a collaborative learning environment.

ISAP Common Course Listings

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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"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