UNB launches Indigenous self-identification form

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On April 7, UNB announced a voluntary Indigenous self-identification form for students through email.

(Wolfgang Duechtel/The Baron)

Online voluntary self-identification form

On April 7, UNB sent an email to all students about launching an Indigenous self-identification form. Although the option of self-identification was available before, it was only available at the time of enrolment.

Now the option is open to students at any point during academic studies. Click here or find it in the “Personal Information” section on the MyUNB SharePoint site to fill in the form.

Benefits of self-identifying

Indigenous students who choose to fill out the form will receive information about Indigenous-specific scholarships, bursaries, events, job positions, and other opportunities.

This allows applicants to connect with the Indigenous community at UNB and assist UNB with feedback on how to provide better and appropriate services to future Indigenous students.

Statement from Indigenous Advisor Todd Ross

Office of the Indigenous Advisor for the UNB Saint John campus, Todd Ross. (The Baron)

Todd Ross, the Indigenous advisor at UNB Saint John, has expressed his approval of the form.

“This is a great step for Indigenous students at UNB. As we are bringing more Elders to campus and increasing support and services for Indigenous students at UNB Saint John, this change gives Indigenous students the opportunity to opt-in,” he said.

Any questions about the voluntary self-identification form can be directed to the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at mwc@unb.ca or UNBSJ’s Office of the Registrar at unbsjreg@unb.ca