The Faculty of Engineering at McGill is committed to fostering and supporting a welcoming environment for current Indigenous students as well as expanding outreach to Indigenous youth. McGill itself is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka (People of the Flint) who are a founding nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy.
By working closely with the First Peoples’ House, the Faculty of Engineering is proud to promote and participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related activities and initiatives taking place within local Indigenous communities and at McGill.
The Faculty of Engineering is implementing initiatives and protocols which seek to increase the number of qualified Indigenous students gaining admission to, and excelling in all programs within the faculty. It is the aim of these initiatives to take into consideration the educational experiences particular to members of Indigenous communities that are otherwise not evaluated through the University's standard practices.
In collaboration with the First Peoples’ House, the Faculty of Engineering encourages prospective Indigenous undergraduate students to self-declare their Indigenous identity when completing their application for admission. This will provide students with access to enhanced services, job and career postings, scholarships, awards and bursaries, and social and cultural events. Self-declaring Indigenous applicants are encouraged to contact Indigenous Outreach Administrator Kakwiranoron.cook [at] mcgill.ca (Kakwiranó:ron Cook) for further information on the Indigenous Admissions Protocol.