Instructions, Eligibility and Expectations

Before starting to fill out this application, you will need:

  • your contact information
  • a resume or curriculum vitae in Word format
  • a short autobiography

To be considered for admission to the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment student leadership development program, you must:

  • be an Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) student in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.5)
  • have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework
  • maintain a course load of 9 credit hours during the Fall 2024 Term and 9 credit hours during the Winter 2025 Term.

 The criteria for selection include:

  • a demonstrated potential as a leader
  • a proven ability to successfully balance co-curricular involvement with a full-time course load (min. 60 per cent of a full course load unless accommodation is being provided)

We expect ICE members to:

  1. be open-minded, inclusive, respectful and responsible
  2. bring a positive attitude to all meetings and events 
  3. attend ALL meetings, which will be scheduled Monday evenings listed in the accordion below.
  4. Complete Speechcraft training
    • Speechcraft is delivered in four sessions that will take place on four evenings in January and February (see dates in corresponding accordion).
    • Attending Speechcraft is not required for students that have previously completed Speechcraft training.

List of meeting dates

Fall Term

Dates TBA

Winter Term

·         Dates TBA


Deadline: September 16, 2024
Please note that admission to ICE is competitive. Space is limited. Not all applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements will be selected.
Personal information
Mailing Address
Academic & Career Goals

Please enter a short biography about yourself, which can include your definition of leadership, your current program of study, your career aspirations, your personal achievements, your interests, etc. Please limit your biography to 250 words.

This biography will be shared on the ICE website, social media and possibly other media outlets. 

Your personal information is being collected under the authority of The University of Manitoba Act. The information you provide will be used for to assess your suitability for the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment Student Leadership Development Program (the program). It will also be used to promote the program. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Access and Privacy Office (204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, R3T 2N2.

By submitting this application, I agree that a confidential file will be kept by the Indigenous Student Centre and access to this file will be strictly limited to Indigenous Student Centre personnel and is governed by FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act). Files are normally kept for a period of 3 years, after which they are destroyed. Files may be kept longer if required for actual or potential legal or administrative proceedings.

By submitting this application, I give consent to the Indigenous Circle of Empowerment to acquire files and/or speak to relevant professionals and University of Manitoba staff and faculty regarding my participation in the program.