First Nations University of Canada
- Resource and Environmental Studies (BARES)
Co-op option: No
Why Go Here?
FNU provides a unique opportunity to study in an environment supportive of First Nations languages, cultures and values. As a partner institution of the University of Regina, FNU's students also have access to all U of R courses. The school welcomes both First Nations and non-First Nations students.
FNU's programs integrate culture, history and career goals. The Bachelor of Arts in Resource and Environmental Studies (BARES) is a joint program with the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, focusing on Indigenous perspectives in environmental conservation and protection. The program prepares students for careers in the successful management of natural resources across Canada. Some courses (such as Wildlife Management Field Techniques) include off-campus components.
Students can participate in community ceremonies, traditional feasts, and celebrations including one of Saskatchewan's biggest pow wows. Students can also volunteer in the community garden on campus. Local community Elders are available to counsel students and provide an encouraging atmosphere of respect and trust.
Best Natural Feature
FNU's campus includes a beautiful community garden and a native prairie. The campus is next to Wascana Park, whose many trails and lakes making it an excellent place for running or bird watching.
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