A place to balance learning with traditional teachings and culture.
Mactech Distance Education is committed to the recruitment, retention, and success of First Nation, Inuit and Métis students.
We recognize that Aboriginal students come from diverse cultures and traditions and have varying perspectives, needs and goals.
We are proud that 30% of our student population live in our aboriginal communities.
MDE Student Services team does its utmost to facilitate the success of our students; however, we also understand that services provided by designated support staff should be complimented by an Aboriginal Student Coordinator. Therefore, in addition to overall support services; our Aboriginal Student Coordinator offers culturally appropriate motivation, guidance and support.
The Aboriginal Student Coordinator shall act as a link between the college and the wider community; providing information, counsel and resources dedicated to Aboriginal students as well as sourcing funding and facilitating relationships.
We provide a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serve as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture. Our goal is to encourage success and help one another through this sometimes challenging experience.
The newest member of the MDE team is Dawn Bear, who is the Aboriginal Student Coordinator. Dawn comes from Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick and has been working within the education field since 2008.
In her role as Aboriginal Student Coordinator, Dawn is tasked with implementing strategies that will better support our Aboriginal students.
In her scope of responsibilities, she will:
If you are an Aboriginal student applying to Mactech Distance Education, we invite you to complete our Aboriginal Self-Identification form. Please complete, save, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form can also be found within the Enrolment Portal of our website.
The form is voluntary but the benefits of completing and submitting the form include:
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If you have cultural event photos that you would like to share, please email Dawn at email@example.com.