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Video of Funding to Support Indigenous Students’ Education Dreams
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Do your students have the funds to make their post-secondary dreams a reality? We are here to help! An education provides a path to a better future. Today, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students are pursuing educational opportunities that lead to careers in health, education, business and beyond. Sometimes finances can seem like a barrier to achieving post-secondary educational goals, but there are people and resources available to support students to develop financial plans.
Whether you are working with Indigenous students interested in college or in university, this interactive workshop will help you become familiar with the range of options available to help students cover the cost
s of a post-secondary education including the new youth-in-care policies. Learn more about how to connect students to grants, bursaries, and scholarships, as well as some specific options available at the University of British Columbia.
This session is well suited to those in communities and secondary schools who advise or support First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students. Some examples include parents and caregivers, Aboriginal education workers, and education coordinators/managers. Not sure if this session is right for you? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone welcome to attend:
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About the Presenters:
Joanna Ludlow, Enrolment Services Professional and Team Lead of the Aboriginal Student Finances Team, Hi there! I grew in Northern Vancouver Island and I have been working at UBC for just over 5 years. I was a student at UBC myself and know how stressful it can be to juggle life, academics, and finances. As an Enrolment Services Professional, I support current and prospective students as a first point of contact to help develop financial strategies to cover post-secondary education expenses. I hold a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and work closely with Alternative Dispute Resolution organizations in Vancouver. I also enjoy exploring everything Vancouver and its surroundings have to offer including sailing, rock climbing and skiing.
Chett Monague, Recruiter Advisor Aboriginal Students, Aaniin Boozhoo, Hello and Greetings, I am Chett Monague, I am from Beausoleil First Nation A.K.A. Chimnissing located on Georgian Bay in Ontario. I am the Recruiter Advisor Aboriginal Students with the University of British Columbia. In my role, I am responsible for outreach, advising and recruiting of Aboriginal learners from across Canada. Prior to my role with the university I worked with Aboriginal learners in elementary and high school grades with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.
Halyna Petryshyn, Admissions and Awards Administrator at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, British Columbia. Halyna is interested in increasing access to post-secondary education for all learners, and works on the Centennial Scholars Entrance Award Program and the Tuition Waiver Program for former youth in care.
Cody Isaac, Student is running to be your representative for the Faculty of Arts. He is from the Okanagan Nation in Vernon, and is in his first year of the Bachelor of Arts program looking to major in Indigenous studies. He enjoys building meaningful relationships, working with diverse groups of individuals, and being a positive influence on community members. He is confident in his critical thinking skills, he is detail oriented while being able to handle multiple tasks. He has exceptional problem-solving skills and always takes into account both perspectives of the situation.
Having the experience of living in China for 8 years and running an English school has helped him gain skills that will help him to be a good representative for the Faculty of Arts. While working with a large diverse group of teachers and teaching assistants he has learned to be flexible, a good listener, and aware of the cultural differences that affected his everyday interactions. It was important to remain impartial and fair in that position, just as he believes it is important to remain impartial and fair as a representative of the student body.
He is very passionate about representing the Faculty of Arts, and if he is elected, it is his promise to to be transparent with the information coming from board meetings and assures that student voices and concerns will be heard at the same time. He will do this by making himself available in the UNC center every 2 weeks for students to sit and chat with him about the different things that are going on within their campus.
- UBC Learning Circle handout – FINAL – April 10.