Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways

Established in 2012, our Arts & Science Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways welcomes First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to the College through academically-grounded programming that builds confidence, knowledge, and skills, while connecting students to one another and to our campus community.

Learn about ISAP programs by clicking each drop tab heading

ISAP First-year Learning Communities (LCs) bring students with common academic goals together in popular 100-level courses, a weekly gathering with upper year peer mentors, and offer holistic academic advising and connection points with Indigenous faculty and alumni role models.

ISAP Learning Community courses Register here

ISAP Common Courses offer the opportunity for students at all levels of study to register in a course section that privileges Indigenous perspectives and collaborative learning strategies within the curriculum of diverse academic disciplines

ISAP Common courses Register here

ISAP’s STEM Accelerator Courses are designed for students who want to pursue a degree in science or a related professional degree (e.g. health science, science education, kinesiology, engineering) but either lack high school pre-requisite courses or have been away from school for more than 3 years and would like to refresh their subject knowledge

  • Chemistry 90; Biology 90; and Physics 90 can be taken individually, or together, and can be applied toward earning a STEM Accelerator Certificate recognizing a preparatory standard of excellence in scientific and mathematical literacy
  • STEM Accelerator 90-level courses will stand in lieu of 30-level pre-requisites for STEM degree programs across the University of Saskatchewan
ISAP STEM Accelerator Courses Register here

ISAP Learning Community activities are guided by upper year Indigenous student Peer Mentors

  • Peer Mentors participate in professional development and leadership training; give back from their own academic experience to offer practical advice; and build community among students new to the College of Arts & Science by facilitating social and cultural events
  • Arts and Science Indigenous Student Ambassadors are Peer Mentors who volunteer their time outside of Learning Community activities for special events in the College of Arts & Science
  • Are you interested to learn more or volunteer as an ISAP Peer Mentor or Student Ambassador? Contact Michayla van de Velde, ISAP Programs Officer, to learn about upcoming opportunities! Email: isap.queries@artsandscience.usask.ca

  • Hosted in late August each year ISAP Summer Start combines orientation, academic preparation, and disciplinary immersion experiences to kick-start your post-secondary learning journey.
  • Learn more, and register here

ISAP programming is a collaborative initiative with contributions from 15 Academic Departments in the College of Arts & Science; Administrative Leadership from the Office of the Vice Dean Indigenous; and a dedicated interdisciplinary team.

Meet the Team!

ISAP Programs Office – ISAP outreach, program coordination, peer mentor initiatives and instructional support

Trish Monture Centre – degree planning, academic advising, holistic advising and financial advocacy

Office of the Vice Dean Indigenous – supporting excellence in College of Arts & Science Indigenous initiatives

  • Dr. Angela Jaime, Vice Dean Indigenous
  • Vanessa Hyggen, Executive Assistant to the Vice Dean Indigenous
  • Our students, staff and alumni are involved in dynamic activities – read highlights at ISAP Stories

    ISAP LC & Course Listings 2020 - 21 ISAP Stories

    ISAP Registration for 2021-22 opens April 1st


    Proud to be situated on Treaty 6 territory and Métis homeland

    ISAP is proudly offered through the College of Arts & Science with support from:
    Métis artist April Doepker co-created a mural with College of Arts and Science students, faculty and staff centering the Nehiyaw word Kaskihowin in celebration of our collective activities toward achievement in teaching, learning and creative work. Learn more about our Living Language Wall.

    Get in Touch!

    ISAP @ the Trish Monture Centre
    : tmc@artsandscience.usask.ca
    : (306) 966-2004
    : Arts 250 *Top of the Ramp*
    : 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm,
    Monday - Friday

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