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First Generation Students

First Generation Students are the first in their immediate families to attend post-secondary education.

First Generation Students

First Generation Students often have unique needs and face greater challenges with transitioning to university. The First Year Experience Office offers a plan specifically for First Generation Students.  The aim of the program is to bridge the gap between First Generation Students and their traditional peers.  

The curriculum offers support from upper year Peer Mentors, who are also First Generation Students.  In addition, the program gives First Generation Students comprehensive knowledge of all the services and resources available to them on campus.  The First Year Experience Office is positive that the project will encourage and support all First Generation students in successfully completing their academic goals. 

For more details contact Alison Pereira, Coordinator, Summer Orientation/First Generation Programs by email at: or click here.

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