Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program

Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program

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About the Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP)ASTEP was developed in response to the ever-increasing need for better representation of Indigenous peoples in the fields of science and technology. ASTEP provides a comprehensive support system while you prepare for a variety of exciting careers in science and technology. ASTEP fosters a supportive learning model for Indigenous students preparing for, and studying in, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) or the Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) degree programs at Mount Royal.

As an ASTEP student, you will begin to understand the industry demands and how to become a flexible and innovative problem solver, making you an asset to employers within, and beyond, your community. Whether you are upgrading or pursuing your degree, you will work with the ASTEP Coordinator who is dedicated to helping you meet your academic goals and you will assist you with academic and personal advising, funding application support, tutorial support, cultural and social support, social events and coordinate visits from Elders and other community members throughout your academic careers.What is ASTEP?The Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP) provides support to self-identified Indigenous students (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) enrolled in, or seeking admission to, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) degree programs.

Further StudiesUpon graduation from the Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) program, you will have a solid grounding in science and technology, including a broad knowledge base and practical skills which will enable you to make an immediate impact in your job and in your community. You will also be prepared to pursue a Masters degree if you wish to continue your education.
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Contact UsFor more information or to enroll, please contact:


Noah Arney

ASTEP Administrator
Iniskim Centre, Room T110
403.440.5015 | narney@mtroyal.ca

 


The Iniskim Centre is an academic support centre offering First Nations, Métis and Inuit students opportunities to enroll and succeed in Mount Royal University Programs.  Mount Royal University is located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people, the Niisitapi.  The Iniskim Centre recognizes and respects the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada.  The Centre also increases the awareness of distinct Indigenous cultures, history and protocols across the University. We are located in T110, on the first floor in T-Wing near Tim Hortons.