Reaching Indigenous Students Across Canada
Increasing the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada
We strive to make a change in the lives of indigenous students
The Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program addresses the under-representation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Canadian universities. One of the factors contributing to this is the lack of academic role models for these students.
The Foundation addresses this by offering scholarships to Indigenous grade 11 students to spend a week at a Canadian university interacting with scientists in their research laboratories. During their week on campus the students have the opportunity to meet role models, learn about the support systems that are available to them on campus and experience the excitement of doing research
Our Partner Universities
Our partner universities help deliver our programs across Canada