Indigenous Students

For Queen's Students

Aboriginal Access to Engineering provides culturally relevant student support services to Indigenous students enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Working in partnership with the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, AAE strives to support the academic, physical, spiritual and emotional needs of students. Through AAE, students have access to tutoring and exam prep sessions, mentoring opportunities with practicing Indigenous engineers, and liaison with industries particularly interested in the development of Indigenous engineers through summer employment, internships and permanent positions.

Learn about STEM:InA, a tri-faculty success program for Indigenous students pursuing STEM degrees at Queen's…

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For Prospective Students

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Indigenous students considering study at the Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are encouraged to contact the Director of Aboriginal Access to Engineering for more information about the services available to them through this initiative. With a growing Indigenous undergraduate student body, particularly in engineering, Queen's is a supportive environment in which to pursue a post-secondary education.

For Indigenous youth, teachers, parents and counsellors

A key outreach element of Aboriginal Access to Engineering is the support we provide for Indigenous youth and their teachers. Visit our Aboriginal Access to Engineering educational site for culturally relevant educational materials, games, videos, activity books and other online resources to help engage Indigenous youth with science and engineering.

Meet Kaitlyn Brant (Sci'16) and learn about her experience as an Indigenous engineering student at Queen's:

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Read about the beginnings of Aboriginal Access to Engineering in The Complete Engineer magazine (PDF, 2 MB)


Melanie Howard, BAH, B.Ed
Director, Aboriginal Access to Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78563
Fax: 613-533-6500

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