Schulich Indigenous Pathways

Schulich Indigenous Pathways Program

About the program

Indigenous worldviews play an invaluable role in engineering processes and design practices. As such, there is a strong demand for Indigenous engineers at the university and in the profession. In alignment with the University of Calgary's Indigenous Strategy, ii' taa' poh' to' p, the Schulich School of Engineering is excited to announce the creation of the Schulich Indigenous Pathways Program, that will begin in September 2022.

The Pathways Program is intended to encourage Indigenous Peoples who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to study at the Schulich School of Engineering. We will aim to foster an Indigenous-centered community in which students are provided with the requisite supports that promote their skill development, well-being, and success as engineering scholars.

As you explore the site, know that if you have any questions about any aspect of the program, please contact us. You can reach us at 403.220.5732 or by emailing us at the link below.

Indigenous Graduation


Direct Entry into Engineering

Through an Indigenous Admissions process.

Engineering admissions

Individualized Student Pathways

To best promote your success in engineering, we will work with you to customize our first-year program with your high school background in mind.

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Holistic Student Supports

The Indigenous Pathways Program Coordinator will work with you to mobilize a network of personal, financial, academic, and career supports that best suit your needs.

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Financial Support

All students admitted will receive an entrance bursary. Numerous other scholarships and bursaries are also available. 

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Practicum Program

This is an optional program that will enable you to gain professional skills and paid work experience during the summer term.

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Internship Program

This is an optional program that will allow you to gain 12-16 months of paid work experience between the third and fourth year of your program.

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How to apply

Explore Engineering Programs

We offer guaranteed first choice of program to students that are in good standing and have completed the common core, the choice is yours!

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Check your admission requirements

We encourage you to apply if you have a strong interest in STEM and have completed the course requirements, regardless of standing.

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Apply to Engineering

Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. Please contact the University of Calgary Indigenous Admissions team to guide you through the process. They can be reached at 403.220.6912 or by emailing through the link below.

Email the Indigenous student recruitment team

Accept your admission offer

We’ll send you an admission package that contains all the details of your admission offer. You’ll need to accept your admission offer in your Student Centre and pay your admission deposit by the specified deadline.

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Questions? Contact us at 403.220.5732 or by email