Indigenous students and eldersa at the 2022 Indigenous Graduation Celebration

Faculty of Arts Indigenous Pathway Program

Welcome to the University of Calgary

We acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. 

What support will I have in the program?

Arts advisors

Meet with a Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Program Advisor for pathway advising

Writing Symbols Lodge

Access academic, personal, and cultural support at the Writing Symbols Lodge

Student Success Centre

Get academic support from the Student Success Centre

Career Services

Receive career support from Career Services

About the program

We're excited to announce the creation of the UCalgary Arts Indigenous Pathway Program.

The Pathway Program encourages Indigenous Peoples interested in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to study in the Faculty of Arts.

We aim to foster an Indigenous-centered community. You'll receive supports that promote your skill development, wellbeing, and academic success.

As you explore the site, know that if you have any questions about any aspect of the program, please contact us. You can reach us at 403.220.3580 or artsINDG@ucalgary.ca.

The Pathway Program aligns with the University of Calgary's Indigenous Strategyii' taa' poh' to' p.

 

Elder Dr. Clarence Wolfleg, Lee Barrell, and Elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe at the 2022 UCalgary Indigenous Graduation Celebration

Receive personal academic and cultural support while you complete foundation courses towards a UCalgary Arts degree program. Photo: Elder Dr. Clarence Wolfleg, Lee Barrell, and Elder Dr. Reg Crowshoe at the 2022 UCalgary Indigenous Graduation Celebration


How to apply

Explore Arts Programs

We offer guaranteed first choice of program to students that are in good standing and have completed the common core, the choice is yours!

Explore Arts

Check your admission requirements

We encourage you to apply if you have strong interest, even if you're missing a course prerequisite.

See admission requirements

Apply to Arts

Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. Please contact the University of Calgary Indigenous Admissions team to guide you through the process. Reach them at 403.220.6912 or email the link below.

Email the Indigenous student recruitment team

Accept your admission offer

We’ll send you an admission package that contains all the details of your admission offer. You’ll need to accept your admission offer in your Student Centre and pay your admission deposit by the specified deadline.

Go to your Student Centre

Questions about the Pathway program? Don't hesitate to reach out for support. Email artsINDG@ucalgary.ca

What are the foundation courses?

An exploration course that is designed to build up knowledge and bridge gaps in biology to prepare students for further study in biology and to meet the biology requirements for their program of study. This course parallels elements from high school biology and introductory university biology with Indigenous Ways of Knowing.

A mathematical exploration course focused on investigating fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. The course is designed to prepare students for further study in mathematics and to meet the mathematical requirements for their program of study. Learners will build conceptual understanding together with technical skill in applying the ideas covered in the course to solve problems. This course pairs elements from high school mathematics and introductory university mathematics with Indigenous Ways of Knowing. 

An exploration course that is designed to build up knowledge and bridge gaps in chemistry to prepare students for further study in chemistry and to meet the chemistry requirements for their program of study. This course parallels elements from high school chemistry and introductory university chemistry with Indigenous Ways of Knowing.

An examination of how literature as a cultural practice responds to and reflects its social context through an analysis of the works of Indigenous writers. Focuses on critical writing and reading skills, alongside the importance of story-telling and oral tradition in Indigenous cultural traditions.