Highlighting First Nation Students’ Mathematic Excellence with FNUniv’s Wiseman Contest

June 20, 2014

The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is pleased to highlight both the interest and excellence that First Nations youth are demonstrating in mathematics through their participation in FNUniv’s annual Wiseman Mathematics Contest. The initiative, designed to motivate young students in First Nations schools to learn math in a competitive environment, bears the distinction of being North America’s first math contest developed for Aboriginal students.

“We are delighted with this year’s response in participation as well as the special ways that the various schools celebrate the students who chose to participate in the contest,” affirms Dr. Lynn Wells, FNUniv Vice-President Academic. “I’d also like to acknowledge the dedication of FNUniv Science Faculty member, Dr. Arzu Sardarli, for initiating this contest in 2008 and continuing to spearhead it.”

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