Supports for Indigenous students on campus

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At UNB Saint John, we take pride in welcoming Indigenous students on campus. There are many additional benefits and opportunities available to Indigenous students as they progress through their university life.

Pre-pandemic photo of UNB Saint John’s Indigenous ally workshop. (UNB/Website)

Financial support for Indigenous students 

Self-identified Indigenous students enrolled at UNB are eligible for the following awards, which require a separate application:

To learn more about the scholarships’ eligibility, please visit the UNB website.

Federal and provincial assistance

In addition to supports available at UNB, the federal and provincial governments also offer financial assistance for Indigenous students.

Additional resources and support

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INDSPIRE’S Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program help First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students cover the costs of tuition, books, living expenses, childcare, and more. 

The CIBC University of New Brunswick (UNB) Indigenous Bursaries offered through INDSPIRE are available annually to Indigenous students who are beginning an undergraduate degree at UNB with demonstrated financial need for contribution up to the cost of tuition in an undergraduate degree program.

The New Brunswick Aboriginal People’s Council (NBAPC) supports students through several awards, scholarships, and bursaries.

Contact the UNB Saint John Financial Aid Offices for more information. 

Career Advice and Future Planning for Indigenous Students 

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For assisting students with career planning and transferring to the workforce once their degree is completed, additional resources are available. The Indigenous Employability Certification can be achieved by attending the program’s workshops, which are being offered on both Saint John and Fredericton campuses. 

Workshop topics include:

  • Career planning
  • Interview skills
  • Resume and cover letter prepartion
  • Networking and social media
  • Personalities in the workplace
  • Occupational wellness

If you are interested and qualified for the certification program, please visit the website for more information.

Individual appointments for career advising

Individual appointments can also be booked with the Indigenous Employment and Career Services Advisor, Meaghan McIntyre at the MWC and CDEC. Students from the Saint John campus have the option of booking the appointment virtually via Zoom, Skype, or Teams. 

Individual appointments can be booked for:

  • Career advising
  • Job search strategies
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Experiential learning intakes and application assistance

Contact Information

For more information you can contact the Indigenous Employment and Career Services Advisor, Meaghan McIntyre:

  • Call or text: (506)-260-5820