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For Indigenous Peoples
SFU is committed to providing a supportive academic and community environment for all Aboriginal Peoples.
Looking Forward... Indigenous Pathways To and Through Simon Fraser University is a comprehensive review and set of recommendations for pathways for Indigenous students to and through SFU.
Support and Resources
There are a number of pathways for Indigenous students to learn.
Programs and courses
We offer a wide range of comprehensive learning programs spanning several faculties and areas, all taking place on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Offering progressive, diverse learning experiences rooted in both traditional and contemporary teachings.
Courses with significant Aboriginal content
Beedie School of Business
Weaving together traditional Indigenous knowledge and executive business education.
Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership
Access the only accredited MBA program in North America addressing Indigenous business, economic development and entrepreneurship.
Faculty of Education
Committed to collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities, organizations, students and educators in a range of rural and urban locations.
Indigenous Perspectives Teacher Education Module
You can play a role in decolonializing and Indigenizing curriculum through the inclusion of Indigenous worldviews, knowledge and perspectives.
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”― Albert Einstein
Supporting you along your lifelong learning journey.
Online Certificate in Community Capacity
Designed for people who want their rural communities to thrive! This program supports you to develop the skills to create the kind of community you want to live in.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Helping Indigenous learners transition to undergraduate studies through courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives.
Indigenous University Preparation Program
Set the foundation for a successful transition to a degree. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be admitted to SFU with your credits counting towards a degree.
Our programs are rooted in traditional and contemporary aboriginal logic, methodology, practice and theory.
Indigenous Languages Program
Enhance or acquire a First Nations language, or study it so you can teach it to others.
SFU assists Canadian Aboriginal students with a range of scholarships and awards, bursaries, work-study programs and student loans.
Awards for undergraduate students
SFU offers multiple annual awards for Indigenous undergrad students
Awards for graduate students
Awards and scholarships exclusively for Indigenous graduate students.
Research institutes and facilities
Creating new knowledge by connecting through community, creativity and moving beyond, and along, tradition.
Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health
Founded by an SFU professor, the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health advances a national health research agenda to improve the health of Indigenous peoples.
Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Dig into research and artifact exhibits from around the world right at Burnaby campus. Featuring exhibits created by Department of Archaeology students and collections from excavations and research by faculty, staff and students.
Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies
Through digital technologies and new media we encourage community and academic conversations regarding the visual culture of Northwest Coast First Nations and document their depth and richness.
We acknowledge the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, on whose lands the SFU campuses reside.