Teacher Education

Indigenous students

The Teacher Education department warmly welcomes applicants who have Aboriginal heritage. There are two access initiatives as part of our program:

  1. Reserved seats: 10% of the positions in our programs are held for Indigenous applicants who meet the admission requirements.
  2. Exceptional admission: Exceptional students who do not meet the standard faculty requirements may be eligible for admission through a case-by-case review process.

For more information, please contact Barbara Salingré, UFV Teacher Education's advisor.

The Teacher Education department at UFV focuses on social justice and inclusion. In 2012 we held a formal naming celebration identifying our program as S'í:wes Xwela ye Xá:ws I:westeleq, meaning "Education for the New Teachers" in Halq'eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō peoples.

Indigenous student self-identification

At UFV, students of Indigenous ancestry can choose to self-identify so that they may benefit from supportive programs and services. By doing so, students also enable UFV to identify, review and analyze data that will contribute to improved programs and services for Aboriginal learners.

Visit the Indigenous Student Centre to learn how you can self-identify as an Indigenous student.

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