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Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

Wocopsqoltine Weci Spiqiyahtuweq


Wocopsqoltine Weci Spiqiyahtuweq (Wolastoqey) Weli’kwejik Elaqsultiek (Mi’kmaq) translates into English as “growing from the roots, soaring together.” Replacing the former “Bridging Year,” this name, unveiled in 2022, was chosen by the MWC Council of Elders. It reflects the nature of our programming and our commitment to nurturing and empowering Indigenous students.

The eight-month WWS program has been carefully designed for Indigenous students seeking a culturally safe environment in which they might transition into undergraduate programs at the University of New Brunswick.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is partnering with the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management to support a cohort of Indigenous students preparing for entry into one of two programs: the Bachelor of Science in Forestry and the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management. This year, we are also accepting applications from Indigenous students preparing for admission into any undergraduate degree program at UNB.

WWS Program Features

  • Ensures admission into the undergraduate degree program of the student's choice (upon successful completion)
  • Covers prerequisite courses for all programs, including biology, chemistry, English, and math content
  • Offers one-on-one, bi-weekly meetings to track and support student progress
  • Offers small classroom sizes
  • Forms cohorts of fellow Indigenous students to study, learn, and socialize with
  • Features Wabanaki-enriched content and Wabanaki language courses
  • Offers free tutoring
  • Includes support from our Indigenous Wellness Coordinator, Nancy Harn, at the Ntulsonawt Wellness Centre
  • Offers academic advising and support from our Nata’ilsuteget (Indigenous Student Advisor) Alex Miller
  • Includes career counseling and support from our Student Success Coordinator Meaghan McIntyre
  • Includes spiritual support and guidance from our Kcicihtuwinut (Knowledge Carrier-in-Residence) Jeannie Bartibogue

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