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Native Studies (BA)

Nipissing First Nation and the Nipissing University promote new perspectives on learning
Musician Claude McKenzie helps develop creative ways of learning with area youth as a joint initiative with Nbisiing Secondary School and the Nipissing University's Community Service-Learning program
Annual Welcome Pow-Wow
Every year Nipissing and its campus partner, Canadore College, host a pow-wow to welcome aboriginal students to campus
Aboriginal Initiatives Office Hosts Events
Students have opportunities to get together and celebrate and learn more about aboriginal heritage with guest speakers and interactive events
Nipissing First Nation collaborates with Nipissing University
Students have a unique opportunity to participate in Community Service-Learning programs with Nbisiing Secondary School
Smudging Ceremony at Open House
Professor Terry Dokis led the ceremony and song for the opening of Enji Giigdoyang Aboriginal Initiatives Office
Events on Campus Aim Higher
The Aboriginal Initiatives Office organizes many events aimed at engaging aboriginal high school students in exploring their post-secondary options
Welcoming Diversity
There are more than 600 self-identified First Nation, Inuit and Metis students enrolled at Nipissing and its campus partner Canadore College

As a student of Native Studies, you will gain a holistic understanding of Native cultural patterns and issues through the examination of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elements.

Native Studies incorporates many academic discipline. Courses like Native Philosophy and Concepts of Wellness in First Nations Communities, allow you to explore a wide-range of perspectives.

Nipissing University is continually ranked with A grades for:

  • Quality of Teaching
  • Campus Atmosphere
  • Class Size (A+)
  • Student Residences
  • Academic Support Services
    (According to Globe and Mail – GlobeCampus)

Don’t take it from us; here’s what students say:

  • "The best thing ... is being able to see your professors outside the classroom and they greet you on a first-name basis. There is nothing better than being able to talk to your professor like they are a friend."
  • "There is a large focus on research at the undergraduate level which does not always happen at larger universities. This gives Nipissing science students a path to further education and graduate schools."
  • "It is in a very scenic, northern setting. There are many trails on campus and a pond and waterfall to relax by to relieve stress and just think."
  • "The residences here are amazing with excellent dons and managers and activities. The residences are new and have amazing laundry, phone and kitchen facilities."
  • "Recreational and athletic programs offer a wide variety, lots of activities to sign up for, appropriate for all levels of skill."
    Source: GlobeCampus “Student Sound Offs”

See for yourself why The Globe and Mail ranks Nipissing with “A” grades for Quality of Education and Campus Atmosphere

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