Aboriginal University Transition Programs

Welcome and thank you for your interest in SFU’s Aboriginal University Transition Programs (AUTP). Please note that the AUTP has closed while the university explores new approaches and re-envisions the programs. 

The University is firmly committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities for Aboriginal students and to seeking alternative pathways to access post-secondary education at SFU. In recent years, we have experienced continued decline in enrollment for the AUTP programs and that, along with other factors, has led us to make this extremely difficult decision. As we move forward, we'll be drawing from the strengths of our past programs and reflecting on the learning journey we have been on with the AUTP.

In keeping with the forthcoming recommendations from the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council, and honouring the principle of ‘nothing about us without us,’ we will be working collaboratively with Indigenous peoples, local First Nations and the urban Aboriginal community to design a new program that meets the needs of Aboriginal students.

This process will be led by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and will be overseen by a Chair and committee. New program recommendations will be made at the end of 2017 and ongoing funding for a new pathway program has been set aside in the Vice-President Academic’s budget.

Please check back soon for more detailed information on the program review process; updates will be shared here.

If you have comments or suggestions regarding the future of pathway programs for Aboriginal students or have questions and would like to discuss the changes to the AUTP, please contact cep_info@sfu.ca.