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 has created the Schulich Indigenous Pathways Program.

The Pathways Program is intended to support Indigenous Peoples who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in 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 page, know that if you have any questions about any aspect of the program, please contact us. You can reach us at 403.220.5975 or by emailing us at the link below.

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Program benefits

Program Choice

We offer admittance directly into engineering and guarantee that you will be able to enter the program of your choice.


Individualized Student Pathways

We will work with you to customize your first-year schedule based on your interests and what you need to succeed.

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Holistic Student Supports

We 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

We provide support though entrance scholarships, and will work with you to identify and apply for other funding opportunities 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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What do engineers do?

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineers work at the intersection of medicine, engineering, science, and other disciplines to solve challenges in human and animal health.

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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineers develop safe, sustainable, and cost-effective processes that convert raw materials into valuable everyday products.

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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers design, build, maintain and conserve sustainable, resilient infrastructure and communities, adaptive to the climates of today and tomorrow.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineers design, test, and oversee production of electrical equipment for tech, information, telecommunications, imaging and power.

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Engineering Physics

Engineering Physicists apply their knowledge of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering in high tech services such as space physics, quantum information and medical imaging.

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Geomatics Engineering

Geomatics Engineers use geospatial data to support land rights, telecoms, energy, 3D imaging, earth observation, software and robotics.

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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers research, design and optimize all systems that move; from wind turbines or solar powered cars, to emerging medical tech.

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Software Engineering

Software Engineers develop, install, validate and maintain computer programs for everything, including electronic games, critical infrastructure, machine learning and data security.

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Sustainable Systems Engineering

Sustainable Systems Engineers design, integrate and manage complex systems, land and resources with a goal of environmental, economic and social sustainability.

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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 403.220.5975 or by email