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Native Access Program Information

Program Advisor C. Wesley-Esquimaux
Interim Program Co-ordinator J-L. Orr


The Native Access Program is offered by Lakehead University to people of Aboriginal descent who do not meet the regular or mature student admission criteria and who require additional academic preparation and skills to become eligible for admission. On successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for admission to continue their studies in selected first year programs at Lakehead University. Students considering a career in Nursing should refer to the Native Nurses Entry Program.

The Native Access Program is structured in such a way as to provide academic skills and special preparation to enable students to undertake successfully degree courses and achieve success in university programs. Special academic programming is offered along with tutoring, academic counselling, and a related support network to provide the student with an atmosphere conducive to successful program completion. The curriculum includes core courses in English and Study Skills/Logical Reasoning, Indigenous Learning, Math and Science.

The Native Access Program is offered by Lakehead University to people of Aboriginal descent who do not meet the regular or mature student admission criteria and who require additional academic preparation and skills to become eligible for admission. On successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for admission to continue their studies in selected first year programs at Lakehead University. Students considering a career in Nursing should refer to the Native Nurses Entry Program.

The Native Access Program is structured in such a way as to provide academic skills and special preparation to enable students to undertake successfully degree courses and achieve success in university programs. Special academic programming is offered along with tutoring, academic counselling, and a related support network to provide the student with an atmosphere conducive to successful program completion. The curriculum includes core courses in English and Study Skills/Logical Reasoning, Indigenous Learning, Math and Science.

The following Native Access programs are offered:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Native Access Program (TB)