Qualico Bridge to Success Program

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is offering a new program called the Qualico Bridge to Success Program. 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, peer-mentoring and social events that will enhance their first-year experience. This program is available to new Indigenous students, and participation is voluntary.

The Qualico Bridge to Success Program is designed to develop the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects of Indigenous students so they can be as successful as possible in their first year of study. 

ARTS 1110
Highlights of the program include a reserved student lab section (B16) for ARTS 1110 for students in Qualico Bridge to Success, one-day summer boot camps in August, and the Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program. Students are invited to join the program once they are accepted to the University of Manitoba and can sign up online. There is no cost to join this program!

To REGISTER FOR ARTS 1110 you will need special permission. Please contact Carla at carla.loewen@umanitoba.ca or phone (204) 291-5257. ARTS 1110 (Introduction to University) is designed to help students make the transition to university by imparting the knowledge, skills, and attitudes requisite for success in university study. The reserved student lab section (B16) must be taken with lecture section A04, which is scheduled in the Fall 2017 term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45 p.m.

What is a summer boot camp?
Students who attend will get a campus tour, learn about student resources, have an opportunity to meet some instructors, observe a mock lecture and practice note-taking, and participate in other fun activities to orient you to university life. Food will be provided. Parents, families and/or guardians are welcome!

Students can choose one of the following options:
Tuesday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Click here to see full agenda.

To SIGN UP FOR A SUMMER BOOT CAMP date and receive more information about programming opportunities, please click here. If you are having issues accessing this form, please contact the program facilitator directly at Carla.Loewen@umanitoba.ca.

Benefits of the Qualico Bridge to Success Program:

  • Be part of your student community
  • Opportunity to contact an ISC student advisor when you have questions
  • Opportunity to access supplemental academic resources
  • Opportunity for financial literacy learning
  • Participation can be included on resumés, applications for scholarships, bursaries or jobs


  • Students can join if they are full or part-time
  • Students can still attend a boot camp if starting classes in January
  • Students can still be part of the program if they cannot attend a boot camp
  • The only deadlines are signing up for a boot camp prior to your preferred date and registering for ARTS 1110 by the end of the revision period (September, 20, 2017)

If you have any questions about the Qualico Bridge to Success Program or would like to talk to a student advisor, please contact Carla Loewen at:
Indigenous Student Centre
Migizii Agamik, Bald Eagle Lodge