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Inspiration and opportunity at recent Indigenous Students in Science event

UWinnipeg Indigenous students learned about research opportunities at a recent Indigenous Students in Science event. ©Doug Goltz

University of Winnipeg Indigenous students had a chance to connect with fellow peers and be inspired by faculty while learning about opportunities to take part in innovative research at a recent Indigenous Students in Science event.

Elder Dan Thomas led a smudging ceremony and UWinnipeg alumni Mark Abotossaway shared his inspirational story with students. An Ojibwe from the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation, Abotossaway is a structural analysis engineer for Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. He came to UWinnipeg as a mature student, graduating with a BSc in physics in 2010. This led to a dual degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota.

“This was a really good event, and I can certainly see the science faculty doing it annually,” said Dr. Doug Goltz, Acting Dean of Science.

Some of the exciting research opportunities for Indigenous students in STEM talked about were:

Learn more about opportunities for UWinnipeg Indigenous students at Indigenous UWinnipeg.