Student Resources

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors work to promote insight and understanding of degree programs, academic policy, and academic life at the First Nations University of Canada.

Advisors are available to assist students in the area of academic development. Referrals to community resources and support services are available. Confidentiality is assured.

Advisors are involved in a variety of information sessions, workshops and seminars. These include orientation and information sessions for new and returning students. Workshops in assertiveness, exam anxiety, stress, study skills, being a successful student, career development and effective leadership are offered throughout the academic year.

To make an appointment with an Academic Advisor, please contact:

306-790-5950 ext. 7501

or email Karen Richard

Co-operative Education

The First Nations University of Canada co-op students are currently being placed in work terms through the University of Regina Co-op Office. Please contact:

Sandy Pipko

Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator and Career Counselor

University of Regina Career Centre

Aboriginal Career Centre

Riddell Centre Room 163

Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Phone: 306-585-5593

E-mail

Please note that Sandy is available on the First Nations University of Canada’s Regina Campus every Wednesday. While on campus she can be reached by calling 306-790-5950 ext. 3123.

Computer Labs

Each campus of the First Nations University of Canada offers a fully equipped Computer Lab used for Computer Science and other academic programs. When not in use by classes, the computer systems in these labs are accessible free of charge to all students. Student-accessible computer systems are also available in the Library at each campus location. Students obtain access to First Nations University of Canada computer systems through the Registrar’s or Student Success Services Office.

Lab Rules

The following rules are strictly enforced. Failure to observe the rules can result in punishment from loss of computer privileges, up to and including expulsion:

1. Food or drink is not allowed in the lab.

2. Labs must be kept clean. Do not leave paper or garbage on the floor or desks.

3. Labs are for academic use only. Any use for private business or non-academic purposes, such as gaming, is not allowed.

4. Distribution of copyrighted material without proper consent is not allowed.

5. Viewing, downloading, printing, transferring, or emailing inappropriate material is not allowed. Examples of inappropriate materials are anything that is pornographic, racist, sexist or insulting in nature.

Counselling

(Regina Campus only) We offer individual counselling sessions to help support students as they work through personal challenges that impair their ability to succeed at school and in other areas of their lives. Contact Student Success Services to make an appointment.

Financial Aid

First Nations University students have a number of options for financial aid.

  • If you are of Treaty Status and are registered with a First Nation Band, you can contact your band’s post-secondary counsellor for funding procedures.
  • If you are of Métis ancestry, you can contact your Métis local for further information.

Helpful Links:

Canada Student Loans

Farm Credit Canada Aboriginal Student Empowerment Fund - Please note: you will have to see an academic advisor on your campus for an application.

Saskatchewan Scholarships, Bursaries, and Grants

Saskatchewan Student Loans

University of Regina Student Awards Management System & Student Awards and Financial Aid

Housing

Regina Campus Housing

The main University of Regina campus offers co-ed residences. A list of on-campus residences can be found on the University of Regina website at: http://www.uregina.ca/student/residence/

Saskatoon Campus Housing

There is no on-campus housing in Saskatoon.

Northern Campus Housing

There is no on-campus housing in Prince Albert.

Be sure to look for housing well before the beginning of classes. Private housing options are available in all three cities, there are also several low-income and market rent housing agencies in all three cities.

Parking

Regina Campus Parking

http://www.uregina.ca/fm/parking/assets/docs/pdf/M%20Areas%2031Jul13.pdf

Contact:

Parking Services Office
College West Room 108
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
SKS 0A2

Phone: 306-585-5555
Fax: 306-585-5501
Email

U of R Parking

http://www.uregina.ca/fm/parking/parking-permits/parking-rates/index.html

Saskatoon Campus

  • Free Parking in parking lot at Grasswood
  • Metered street parking

Northern Campus

  • Free parking in parkade
  • Metered parking on Central Avenue

Special Needs

First Nations University of Canada makes every effort to accommodate students with special needs. We work in conjunction with the University of Regina’s Office of the Coordinator of Special Needs Services to evaluate needs and seek methods to accommodate everyone.

For more information, contact the Office of the Coordinator of Special Needs Services at 306-585-4631 or refer to the University of Regina’s website.

Student Association

Each FNUniv campus has a Student Association. Keep up on their activities through Facebook:

FNUniv Regina Campus Student Association Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/219528831445634/

FNUniv Saskatoon Campus Student Association Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/331716986761/

FNUniv Northern Campus Student Association Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FNUniv-Northern-Campus-Student-Association/598021510236446

Tutors

Group and individual tutoring is available to all students registered through First Nations University of Canada. Tutoring Services connects you with the academic help you need, when you need it. If you’d like to find a tutor, simply contact Student Success Services at 1-800-267-6303. It’s all free because we care about you doing well, and we want you to be a better, more independent learner.

Writing Centre

The Writing Centre offers assistance for students at any stage of the writing process. The centre helps you build an understanding of the writing process and develop the skills you need to complete your writing assignments.

Whether you’re just starting a paper, stuck halfway through or ready for some final polishing, the Writing Centre can help. You can also bring in past papers for analysis and help that will improve your writing for your next assignment.

For more information on the Writing Centre, please contact the Student Success Services Office (Regina) at 306-790-5950 ext. 3001.