Welcome to Aboriginal Access to Engineering, Queen's University


We invite Indigenous youth, their parents and teachers to participate in our on-campus and in community programs. Use the Contact form below to find out more about these programs!

EngWAY: Engineering Week for Aboriginal Youth 

Aboriginal University Experience (AUE)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!

Find out more on our EngWAY page.


 EMC and QSEA on-campus 

EMC on-campusEMC is the Enrichment Mini Courses series, designed for highly motivated high school students who are interested in engineering, occuring in May each year. QSEA, Queen's Summer Engineering Academy, is offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's in the months of July and August.

Do you know an Indigenous student who might fit the bill for either of these programs? Encourage them to apply to the Monture Aboriginal Engineering bursary, in order to attend a one-week on-campus experience at Queen’s in 2018.


Community Engagement Projects    

PromoScience Outreach ProgramNSERC's PromoScience program has funded community outreach with AAE since 2013. We have travelled to community socials, pow-wows and festivals, and look forward to deepening Community Engagement over the next several years with the continued support of PromoScience.

Currently, Aboriginal Access to Engineering partners with community groups and educational organizations in geographic proximity to Kingston throughout the year. In 2018-2019, sustained community partnerships are in place with First Nation schools and day camps in Akwesasne, Kanehsatake, Kahnawake, Oshweken (Six Nations) and Tyendinaga, as well as with urban Indigenous programs such as the Durham District School Board's Indigenous Family Network.

Community partner programs, particularly those with a coding and robotics focus, are also made possible in part through the support of the from Actua Network and its Google CodeMakers initiative.





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