Bridge to Success Program

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is offering a new program called Bridge to Success. The goal of this program is to facilitate the transition of new Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) students into post-secondary education at the U of M by offering a learning cohort, academic learning opportunities, advising support, social events and peer-mentoring that will enhance their first-year experience. This program is voluntary and all program offerings are available to any student interested in participating in program initiatives. The creation of an ARTS 1110 lab section (B07) is an example of one of its initiatives.
Benefits of Bridge to Success programming:

  • Be part of your student community
  • Meet other new students on a regular basis
  • Opportunity to contact an ISC student advisor when you have questions
  • Opportunity to access supplemental academic resources
  • Opportunity to claim that you volunteer/participate in your student community on resumes, autobiographies for scholarships, bursaries or job applications
  • Opportunity for financial literacy learning

Current Opportunities:
Financial Literacy Learning Opportunities
Learn how to apply for the U of M General Bursary (due October 1st), learn how to create a budget, or meet an author of a financial literacy book!
Tuesday, September 27th:
University of Manitoba Bursary presentation, 11:30-12:30, Migizii Agamik foyer & computer lab
Two staff members from Financial Aid & Awards will be in Migizii Agamik to explain the UM Bursary and be on hand to assist students make their online application. If you would like to apply and be considered for this bursary, attend this session! 
Tuesday, October 4th: Bank of Montreal (BMO) presentation, 1:00-2:00, Migizii Agamik foyer
Student Survival on a Shoe String Budget (Building financial skills and capabilities): The Bank of Montreal is flying in their post-secondary specialist to meet with students and talk to them about surviving the student budget! Pizza lunch will be served.
Thursday, October 13th:
Wealthing Like Rabbits event, 10:30-11:30, Migizii Agamik foyer
Meet & Greet with author Rob Brown: In partnership with Student Life, author Rob Brown will be presenting his book, which uses pop culture and humour to explain the basics of financial literacy. Attendees will get his book!
Need a course suggestion? Consider ARTS 1110 (Introduction to University), A02 B07.
In an effort to create a community of Indigenous learners, a seminar/lab has been reserved for Indigenous students. Students interested in this section must have room in their schedule for section A02 on Thursday (R) from 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. and get special permission for lab B07 on Tuesday (T).
The permission form process is being facilitated by Carla Loewen, (ISC advisor) and Stephanie Crook, ARTS 1110 assistant, where approved permission forms will be dropped off to the appropriate faculty office by Stephanie. This means students just need to request permission. B07 is not viewable in Aurora so students will not be able to add this on their own. Faculties will register or adjust registration for students (if they are already in a different combination of ARTS 1110 or not in B07) upon receipt of the permission form and add them to A02 B07.

The creation of this lab section is in partnership with the Indigenous Student Centre and the ARTS 1110 Program Coordinator and Student Academic Engagement and Success.
Other opportunities in development:
Weekend getaway to culture camp, activities at the Active Living Centre, and more!

If you have any questions about the Bridge to Success Program or the above opportunities, please contact Carla Loewen at:
Indigenous Student Centre
Migizii Agamik, Bald Eagle Lodge
Check this page often for updates on program offerings and events.

Students study in Migizii Agamik