Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program

Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program

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The Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP) was developed in response to the ever-increasing need for better representation of Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal students (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) enrolled in, or seeking admission to, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) degree programs.

Indigenous Science Speaker Series
October 18-21
Lincoln Park Room
Light refreshments will be served

DateTimeSpeakerTopicRegister
October 182 - 4:30 p.m.Dr. Betty BastienIndigenous Ways of KnowingRegister Here
October 199- 11:30 a.m.Dr. Barry LavalleeScience and Indigenous HealthRegister Here
October 209 - 11:30 a.m.Paulette FoxReturning the BuffaloRegister Here
October 202 - 4:30 p.m.Paulette FoxGIS and Blackfoot Traditional KnowledgeRegister Here
October 211 - 3:30 p.m.Rob CardinalIndigenous Knowledge and Western ScienceRegister Here

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.
ContactFor more information or to enroll, please contact:

Noah Arney

ASTEP Administrator
403.440.5015
narney@mtroyal.ca