Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program

“Increase the number of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada.”
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Application information will be available October 1, 2019 for the 2020 programs

A unique aspect of the Kirkness Program is that we do not ask for the student’s grades. Selection is based on the student’s essay which is their opportunity to talk about what they would like to do after completing grade 12 and how the Kirkness Program would help them make a choice regarding post secondary studies. The application also includes a reference letter from a teacher or counsellor who indicates how the Kirkness Program would be of benefit to the student.

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DeDe DeRose joins the Verna J Kirkness Education Foundation Board of Directors.
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Students will arrive on campus on the Sunday before the Program start and depart on Friday afternoon after the final project presentations.