About

Indigenous Spend-a-Day is a one-day event for Grade 10, 11 and 12 Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. 

Get to know the USask campus community by participating in interactive cultural and academic experiences and building relationships with other prospective and current university students.

Come discover why USask is the choice of more than 3,300 self-declared Indigenous students.

Registration for this event and a list of sessions offered in 2020 will be available soon. 

New for 2020: If you're ready to apply for admission this year, participate in an apply-on-the-spot workshop with guidance from university staff.


Students

Student sessions offered in October 2018 included the following:

Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP) Pathways – Learning Together

Find your path in university! Build your confidence, knowledge, and skills, while connecting with other Indigenous students with similar academic goals. Join a cohort of 30 students and receive guidance and mentorship from upper-year Indigenous peer mentors throughout the year. Learn with instructors who are committed to collaborative and creative teaching, and work closely with Aboriginal Student Advisors who connect with students through a holistic lens: mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. We are here to help you achieve your academic and lifelong learning goals!

 

Aboriginal Students' Centre

The Aboriginal Students’ Centre is dedicated to supporting the academic and personal success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students. The centre offers personal, social, cultural and academic support through programs, services and events held throughout the academic year. We are located within the new Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, which is a signature building on campus. Please join us in learning more about the programs and supports that we offer, and the community we share at the Centre.

 

Agriculture and Bioresources

Join this interactive lecture on the basics of tree-ring science. We will discuss the perspective of traditional knowledge around the Yellowknife Dene sacred tree. Students will debate the question: what should we do with the sacred tree now that it has fallen over?

 

Arts and Science

Ever wonder what you can do with a degree from the College of Arts and Science? Are you uncertain about what to study, or do you feel like you want to study everything? Interested in getting into any professional colleges, like Medicine, Law or others? If so, then come and learn more about the College of Arts and Science and where our programs can take you. With more than 60 program options, there really is something for everyone in the College of Arts and Science.

 

Biomedical Sciences

Degrees in the Biomedical Sciences (BMSC) provide the strongest foundation for further training in health care-related professional programs and graduate studies. In this session, we seek to spark your interest in our undergraduate programs through interactive discussion and first-hand glimpses into laboratories for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology & Pharmacology, and Anatomy and Cell Biology. The first two years of our programs are referred to as the BMSC core platform and majoring in any of our four BSc programs can serve as an excellent entry point for your admission application into professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry, veterinary medicine and graduate studies and research.

 

Business

Get a taste of business and explore all that the Edwards School of Business has to offer. Our graduates have so many opportunities, whether you want to work at a large company or start your own business. You will participate in an interactive session led by upper-year students where you will explore our six majors (Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing and Operations Management) and learn about co-op, study abroad and other exciting opportunities.

 

Dentistry

The College of Dentistry offers a four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree program. Join staff and dental students in an interactive session and learn about admission requirements and details of the DMD program.

 

Drama

Tour the department of drama, home of the Greystone Theatre and the wîcêhtowin Theatre Program.

 

Education: Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) students and mentors will present on what it is like to be an ITEP student and be a part of the ITEP family on campus. Students who attend this session will have the opportunity to learn about the history of ITEP, and they will be able to ask uSask ITEP students questions about student life and expectations.

 

Education: Saskatchewan Urban Native Education Program (SUNTEP)

Saskatchewan Urban Native Education Program (SUNTEP) is the Métis teacher education program on campus.  It’s a four-year direct entry program that enables our students to become culturally enriched with Métis culture, heritage and traditions while preparing to become a teacher.

 

Environment

If you want a career that can truly make a difference in our world, look no further. Come learn about our environmental programs on campus! Around the world, environmental change is affecting people; whether you are interested in learning about food security, climate change, or ensuring access to clean water - we have a program for you. 

 

Kinesiology

Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan takes a holistic approach, covering many areas of study, such as exercise physiology, gross anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning and control, growth and development, psychology and ethics. In our program, you will also have the opportunity to make theory come alive through practice and experiential learning.

 

Law

Interested in law? The Native Law Centre (NLC) Summer Program has been offered at uSask since 1973. It began as a pilot project to facilitate access to legal education for Indigenous people. At the time there were only four lawyers and five law students of Indigenous ancestry in Canada. Within the first 20 years, 373 program alumni graduated from law schools across Canada; by 2011 a total of 832 program alumni had received their law degree after successfully completing the NLC Summer Program. Program alumni have become lawyers, judges, chiefs, government officials and professors. However the Indigenous community is still significantly underrepresented in all facets of the legal profession. Wiyasiwewin Mikiwahp Native Law Centre (WM-NLC) encourages Indigenous students to consider law as a career. At this session, we will discuss admission requirements for the College of Law and the NLC Summer Program. We will also hear from current Indigenous law students who have completed the NLC Summer Program.

 

Medicine and Nursing

Students will practise hand-on skills, learn about admission requirements and hear from current students in this joint session from the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing.

 

Nutrition and Dietetics

Find out how you can become a registered dietitian and learn about the excellent career opportunities in clinical dietetics, food service administration and public health nutrition, among others. Take the Food Factor Challenge, learn about nutrition assessment tools, hear about the unique practicum program and participate in a Q & A on the hottest nutrition topics.

 

Pharmacy

Consider joining the health care team as a pharmacist! Come and see how pharmacy is changing. Pharmacists are taking on expanded roles as medication management experts to prevent adverse drug events and provide optimal drug therapy outcomes for their patients. Pharmacy practice includes a patient-centered care approach allowing pharmacists to deliver expanded services that range from not only providing safe and effective medication but also patient education, prescribing and adapting medications, interpreting and ordering laboratory tests, medication management and reconciliation, and the administration of injections. Find out how pharmacists, as medication experts, have an important role to play as vital members of the health care team.

 

Residence

Living on campus is a great way to be connected to the campus community and to build meaningful connections with other students. Academic supports, personal supports, and regular community activities are just some of the reasons that many students choose to live in residence. During this session, you will go on a guided tour of our Voyageur Place Residence and attend a short presentation about what Residence Services has to offer.

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Join our Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP) STEM Pathways and Indigenous Peoples Initiative Community (IPIC) Engineering team for a hands-on introduction to the STEM disciplines including access courses, first year programs, degrees, and exciting career possibilities. We’ll flex our creative problem solving muscles with a vertical design challenge and finish the session with fresh perspectives.

 

St. Thomas More College

Tour of St. Thomas More College.

 

Veterinary Medicine

Through hands-on activities in our new simulation lab, you will learn what veterinary medicine is all about. 

 

Parents and counsellors

Parents and counsellors are welcome. Please check back soon for our event agenda and registration.

Questions?

If you have any questions please email us at admission.events@usask.ca.