Certificate & Diploma
Indigenous Studies Research Certificate
This program explores the history, prehistory, culture, language and contemporary situation of Canadian Indigenous peoples, and teaches basic research skills in this context. Normal completion requires five full-time terms. The certificate, which can be completed as a full-time or part-time program or as part of a bachelor's degree, is especially suited to students who wish to gain proficiency in Indigenous issues, social research skills, and basic cultural resource management skills. Students should plan their admission and program in consultation with the Indigenous Studies advisor.
Indigenous Studies Post Baccalaureate Diploma
Through Indigenous Studies courses and courses from other disciplines, the program provides in-depth knowledge of Indigenous issues including First Nations cultures and Indigenous knowledge, historical contexts, natural and cultural resource management, and legal and public policy issues. Learners engage in dialogue and discussion around these issues and evaluate them, considering Indigenous perspectives. This program is comprised of at least 30 units of upper division or graduate level courses.