Less than one percent of engineers in Canada are Aboriginal, and there is a strong demand for engineers with an Aboriginal background. The Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) provides an opportunity for students of Aboriginal ancestry who may not have had access to the resources to obtain the normal prerequisites required to get into, prepare for, and succeed in engineering. It is not a special degree; there is no difference in the engineering degree of an ENGAP student. However, the program involves a number of custom support mechanisms to help Aboriginal student:
Academic Support - the Undergraduate Coordinator provides assistance with choosing and registering for all courses, free tutoring for all courses.
Personal Supports - the Counsellor provides assistance with personal and family counselling, resume and job search advice, daycares and accommodations.
Financial Supports - the Program Coordinator provides assistance with obtaining financial support through numerous bursaries and scholarships, Canada Student Loan (ACCESS Bursary) and the ENGAP Entrance, Bursary and Scholarship.
Social activities help students derive a sense of community within the Faculty of Engineering, in addition to the Faculty spirit that all engineering students enjoy.
For more information regarding ENGAP, please contact:
Randy Herrmann ENGAP Director Phone: (204) 474-8547 Email | E2-442 EITC