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Engineering Week for Aboriginal Youth

May 2018

This program, for students in grades 7 and 8, brings to life the concept of post-secondary education by having participants live on campus for four days. Attend classes, eat in the cafeteria, meet new friends...it’s what university life is about!

The course planned for 2018 is Ancestral Engineering and Modern Applications, with a focus on environmental engineering. Integrated sessions with Elders and traditional practitioners, as well as the staff of Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, create an holistic approach to learning about post-secondary education.

EngWAY runs in mid-May each year, with 20 spaces available; the program is free of charge to Indigenous youth participants.

EngWAY is proud to participate in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google.  Actua's network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology. 

EngWAY 2017 focussed on Green Technology in First Nations - wind and solar power, along with digital literacy skills


In the 2014 iteration of the program, students spent one afternoon learning about the significance of the teepee in Cree culture and then helped raise a new one at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.

From 2013, here is a collection of photos from our ESU/Aboriginal University Experience week. This was a program that came before EngWAY was developed, but was similar in format.

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