Programs for Indigenous learners

Branches can help you explore options and map out your academic path, whether you’re undecided about your future, or interested in joining the McGill community. We also facilitate outreach activities in Indigenous communities and schools. Working with school boards, educators and families, our programming aims to support Indigenous student success, and helps students see themselves as lifelong learners.

Let the journey begin!

Pick Your Path, Undergraduate

Pick Your Path, Undergraduate provides academic support and career guidance to Indigenous undergraduate students at McGill. Through hands-on workshop and cultural activities PYP-U equips students with the tools and knowledge needed to map their future trajectory with confidence and success.

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Pick Your Path, Indigenous

Undecided about your academic path? Pick Your Path, Indigenous is a paid educational and relationship-building experience. The program connects Indigenous high school and CEGEP students with mentors, so you can start exploring your options for higher education. 


IMPRESS facilitates transformative mentorship opportunities and builds networks of support for Indigenous undergraduate students to strengthen their research skills, boost their career-readiness, and expose them to pathways to graduate school.

Other programs

Spend a day exploring McGill, ask our team to come to you, or discover the many opportunities and programs at Branches that can support you on your way to higher education. Pick a program and plan to get involved.

Indigenous celebration on McGill campus

Join our community

McGill is home to a dynamic Indigenous community that’s waiting for you to join in! Find your place at McGill’s First People’s House, get connected with other Indigenous students, and explore inspiring resources here.

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Get ready to apply

We’re here to help with everything from preparing your application to accessing resources on campus. Review the Indigenous Applicant Protocol to get started. Questions? Contact one of our Indigenous recruiters

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Access dedicated funding

As an Indigenous applicant, you can receive financial support to fund your studies here, through a partnership between Indspire and McGill. Learn more about the awards you can access to help fund your studies.

Ways to get involved

Interested in joining our mission to increase access to higher education for Indigenous youth? McGill Faculty and students, community partners and donors are all welcome to contribute!

See what we're up to

Take a look at our current events and initiatives to find inspiration and start thinking of ways that you can get involved.

McGill University is on land that long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst
Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge
and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which
peoples of the world now gather.
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