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Indigenous Preview Day is an opportunity for students to explore what the student experience at SFU is all about. Students will learn about SFU’s academic programs, hear from current Indigenous Students, engage in cultural programming, and connect with us to learn about exciting projects in our faculties.

The event will be hosted virtually via Zoom with different content in each session.

Wednesday, January 20 - 1:00 to 3:00PM

  • All About SFU Presentation featuring Student Experience Q&A
  • Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology
  • Cultural Connections Presentation/Activity
  • Beedie School of Business
Presentation descriptions

All About SFU Presentation featuring Student Experience Q&A
Join us for the Indigenous Recruitment Presentation to learn about our programs, support services and admission requirements. We will be accompanied by a current Indigenous student to share their SFU experience.

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) represents three schools at the undergraduate level: The School of Communication; the School for the Contemporary Arts; and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Also mentionable is our popular minor in Print and Digital Publishing. One of the wonderful things about the FCAT is its applicability to the technology and creative industries. Our long-standing programs at SFU have gained popular recognition on a global stage for their current and industry-leading teaching and research.

This session will give students a brief overview our undergraduate programs and the supports, resources and opportunities for our Indigenous students. Nicole Manson, Indigenous Academic and Student Liaison, will discuss how she supports our students, and we will hear from Contemporary Arts alumni, filmmaker, and now instructor, Carr Sappier.

Carr co-founded and now teaches the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival course in the School of Contemporary Arts. Carr is inspired by the stories and memories that originate from their Wolastoqiyik community, Tobique First Nation. Carr is interested in writing, directing and camera operating while focusing on documentaries and short films. Producing narratives that spark imagination and educate their audiences is what is important to this emerging filmmaker.

Cultural Connections Presentation/Activity
Learn more about the Indigenous Student Centre and the community of Indigenous students at SFU. The ISC is dedicated to providing Indigenous students with programs and services that are unique, cultural, and holistic. This session introduces various supports available for Indigenous students and ways of connecting with the university community.

Beedie School of Business
Sheryl Rivers is the sole proprietor of Rivers Consulting Solutions and an alumna of SFU’s Executive MBA, Aboriginal Business and Leadership program. She has also earned credentials from UBC and BCIT.

Join us to hear about Sheryl’s journey, and learn how she has leveraged her education toward work in marketing and communications, serving on multiple Boards of Directors, and finally running her own business where she works closely with government and municipalities.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A, so come ready with questions!

Tuesday, January 26 - 10:00 to 12:00PM

  • All About SFU Presentation featuring Student Experience Q&A
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Science
  • Cultural Connections Presentation/Activity
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Science: Criminology
Presentation descriptions

All About SFU Presentation featuring Student Experience Q&A
Join us for the Indigenous Recruitment Presentation to learn about our programs, support services and admission requirements. We will be accompanied by a current Indigenous student to share their SFU experience.

Faculty of Arts and Social Science
More information to be shared.

Cultural Connections Presentation/Activity
Elder Syexwaliya (Ann Whonnock)
Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation)

As taught by her late grandparents, Syexwaliya supports families and shares cultural teachings and protocols within and outside of her community. Her passion is to see that Squamish culture, language and ceremonies continue to be the cornerstone of the Nation for future generations and the culture carried on by future generations and her snichim (language) to be used, not only by herself, but for all the families and future generations in their daily lives and ceremonies. Let's not let our Culture and Snichim die out!

Faculty of Arts and Social Science: Criminology
In this interactive presentation, faculty members will give you a taste of the diverse topics in criminology and why SFU's criminology program is the best place to study. They will also cover why Indigenous youth are particularly well suited (and needed) to change the criminal justice system at all levels.

Tuesday, January 26 - 1:00 to 3:00PM

  • All About SFU Presentation featuring Student Experience Q&A
  • Faculty of Environment
  • Cultural Connections Presentation/Activity
  • Faculty of Education
Presentation descriptions

All About SFU Presentation featuring Student Experience Q&A
Join us for the Indigenous Recruitment Presentation to learn about our programs, support services and admission requirements. We will be accompanied by a current Indigenous student to share their SFU experience.

Faculty of Environment
SFU Faculty of Environment is More Than You Think. Programs in Geography, Environmental Science, Resource and Environmental Management, and Archaeology will prepare you to find solutions to some big environmental issues. In this session we will dive deeper into the field of Archaeology, and look at solving mysteries, Indigenous knowledge, heritage management and forensics.

Cultural Connections Presentation/Activity
Elder Syexwaliya (Ann Whonnock)
Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation)

As taught by her late grandparents, Syexwaliya supports families and shares cultural teachings and protocols within and outside of her community. Her passion is to see that Squamish culture, language and ceremonies continue to be the cornerstone of the Nation for future generations and the culture carried on by future generations and her snichim (language) to be used, not only by herself, but for all the families and future generations in their daily lives and ceremonies. Let's not let our Culture and Snichim die out!

Faculty of Education
Curious about educational theories, research, and practice? Whether you choose to take a degree program, minor or course with the Faculty of Education, you'll be joining a community. Join us for an engaging session and meet Education students and staff to learn more about what it's like to transition to University and the exciting opportunities available to get involved in our Faculty.

There will also be a chance to win some great SFU swag and prizes. We look forward to connecting!

Dates [all times in PST]

Wednesday, January 20 - 1:00 to 3:00PM

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Tuesday, January 26 - 10:00 to 12:00PM

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Tuesday, January 26 - 1:00 to 3:00PM

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