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Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)


The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Aboriginal students (First Nation, Metis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation.

With 12% of the University student population declaring Aboriginal ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Aboriginal focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services in the areas of:

Academics

  • Academic Advising - course selection and academic appeals
  • Transition Year Program (TYP) for first-year Aboriginal students
  • Study Skill Workshops
  • Free Peer Tutoring in academic writing, science and math
  • University Preparatory Program (GED Prep)

Support Services

  • Assistance with the University admission and WebAdvisor registration process
  • Access to Elders-in-Residence
  • Laptop Program
  • Employer Speaker Series
  • Peer Mentoring Program (TYP)
  • Fax Services 
  • Cultural and Social activities

Liaison Services 

  • Recruitment and Liaison Services - providing campus tours, high-school school visits and community presentations
  • Student advocacy with Education Authorities and Sponsorship agencies
  • Liaison with The University of Winnipeg faculties, support staff and community organizations
  • Aboriginal Student Ambassadors

The ASSC has an open door policy with student access to all support staff and Elders within the centre. For part-time and evening students, the ASSC staff maintain flexible work hours to accommodate a students schedule and availability. A student lounge is located adjacent to the ASSC administration offices. With an 80 student capacity, the lounge provides a safe and quiet atmosphere and is equipped with study carousels, meeting area, computer lab, locker and kitchen facilities and the Aboriginal Student Council office.