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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 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

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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