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Indigenous self-identification

UOIT encourages students of Indigenous ancestry to self-identify as First Nation (either Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit.

Why is it important to self-identify? 

Self-identification directs us in providing culturally relevant programming and services. It also allows us to meet the following objectives:

  • Help fulfill the personal and academic goals of each student.
  • Expand and improve current programs and services.
  • Develop new strategies to meet the needs of Indigenous students.

When can students self-identify?

We encourage you to self-identify as soon as you embark on your post-secondary studies. This can be done:

  • When you apply to attend UOIT through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).
  • Upon arrival at UOIT.

How do students self-identify?

You can request a voluntary self-identification form from the following locations:

  • UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre
  • Academic advisors
  • Online by emailing irc@uoit.ca or filling out the form below
  • Registrar’s office

Once you obtain this form, please complete it and drop it off at the Student Development Specialist - Indigenous Programming or email it to irc@uoit.ca.

Protection of privacy

UOIT is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and ensuring all records containing personal information are safeguarded from unauthorized collection, use and disclosure.

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