Aboriginal Self-Identification Channel for Students
The Aboriginal Self-Identification channel is a new way for students to tell the university more about themselves. One of the university's many student experience initiatives is to better understand the needs of our Aboriginal students. The university uses two sources for self-identification. The first is during the admissions process and the second is through the Education Equity Form available in PAWS. (If you declared your Aboriginal status to your college, Aboriginal Students Centre or for scholarships, that information is not used in institutional statistics.)
Self-identification is completely voluntary but helps the university determine what programs and services are important to you. Self-identification also guides decisions about academic programs and student supports such as scholarships and co-curricular programming that meet your needs and expectations.
If you haven't yet self-identified, we encourage you to log into PAWS and click on the Academics tab. There, you'll find the Aboriginal Self-Identification channel in the right-hand column, with a link to the form where you can self identify as well as a link to a fact sheet with more information about this initiative.