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First Nations Support Services

Services for Students of Native Ancestry

We are here to support students of Native ancestry in making a successful transition to Vancouver Island University and to enable students to succeed in their academic endeavors by providing direct services and appropriate referrals.

Educational Support Services

  • assist new students with timetabling and registration
  • listen to and provide support to students with academic or personal concerns
  • liase with bands, tribal councils, students, faculty, elders, departments within Vancouver Island University as well as other post-secondary institutions
  • provide information about First Nations bursaries, scholarships, student loans, and sponsor funding for Status and Metis students
  • assist out-of-town students to find accommodation and daycare
  • promote cultural, recreational, and social activities in partnership with First Nations students
  • provide information on the following:
    1. academic learning support
    2. career planning
    3. counselling (both personal and substance abuse)
    4. employment information

First Nations Programs and Services

Phone Student Affairs (250) 746-3509 for more information.