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STUDENT GUIDE 2016–2017

North Bay, Ontario

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Table of Contents NU ADVANTAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IT’S YOUR MONEY Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Government Assistance, Work Study Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Create a Financial Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 NU PROGRAM OPTIONS Majors and Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Additional Credentials, Dual Degrees, Professional and Graduate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Aboriginal Advantage Program, Diploma Programs, Experiential Learning Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 NU STUDENT LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Aerial View of Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 NU SERVICES FOR STUDENTS Accessibility Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Enji Giigdoyang: The Office Of Aboriginal Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Study Abroad: International Student Support Services & Programs . . . . . 18 Off Campus Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Personal Counselling, Student Learning and Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dates and Events to Remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 NU ATHLETICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 NIPISSING UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION (NUSU) Health and Dental Plan, NUSU Crew, Foodbank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 NUSU September Events to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 SCHULICH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of Education RESIDENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Residence Events and Important Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 ADMISSION TO NIPISSING Important dates, Applications, Offers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Applying to Nipissing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Out of Province Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Admissions Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

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James Bay

Come for a visit and see why you belong at Nipissing ! Moosonee Moose Factory

16 hours from Toronto; Thunder Bay is lovely, but it’s not North Bay

Kapuskasing

North Bay is 3.5 hours from Toronto, and 4 from Ottawa! New Liskeard

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MONTREAL

Check the back cover for Open House dates.

C ampus Tour Bur sar y

Nipissing University offers a bursary* for prospective students who travel to visit our campus in North Bay. Value: • $50 per student traveling a minimum of 150 km from home to North Bay • $100 per student traveling a minimum of 350 km from home to North Bay Eligibility: Be a citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or someone who is currently residing in Canada on a student visa • Be entering Nipissing for the academic year immediately following the campus visit • Travel a minimum of 150 km to experience Nipissing University in person • Book and participate in a Campus Tour or a Campus Open House event by July 1st, 2017. To book your tour or event visit: ibelongatnipissingu.ca • Submit the Campus Tour Bursary Application Form by July 15, 2017 •

Awarding of Bursary: To receive the bursary, simply register and attend a full-time undergraduate program at Nipissing University starting September 2017. The bursary will be applied toward your tuition fees for the 2017-2018 school year. *This bursary is not transferable and has no cash value. Limit one bursary per student. For an application form visit nipissingu.ca/tourbursary. Questions? Email nuinfo@nipissingu.ca or call 705.474.3450 ext. 4200.

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NUadvantages r each your full potential with the ver y best under g r aduate exper ience

Supportive professors are accessible even outside of classroom hours.

We are a small university and we place an emphasis on creating engaged relationships between our students and the university community. Our faculty and staff truly care about your learning experience and your progress. You will earn a quality education from first-rate professors who encourage meaningful dialogue and self-expression in class, collaboration between peers, and continued involvement — even after graduation.

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Nipissing offers a friendly community feel, and a safe, personalized student experience.


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Satisfaction with decision to attend Nipissing University Survey Results

94%RATED

Very Satisfied/Satisfied

91%

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

Satisfaction with quality of teaching at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

90%

First-Year Students

86%

92% Senior Year Students

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

2014 NSSE Students Survey

Feel that they belong at Nipissing University

Enjoy small, interactive classes where every student has a voice and a name.

87%

Agree/Strongly Agree

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

We have some of the best residences in Canada with a guaranteed private room for all first-year students coming directly from high school.

Very Satisfied/ Satisfied with Nipissing University Residences

92%

Would recommend Nipissing University to others

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

We focus on your success with a full range of student services to assist you academically, financially, and personally. 3


It’syourmoney scholar ships, bur sar ies and awar ds

Scholarships are rewards for strong academic achievement: if you get the marks, you get the money. There are also a number of other awards and bursaries based on unique criteria like financial need, demonstrated citizenship, volunteerism, your program of interest, and home town. You should apply even before you’ve received your Offer of Admission by completing and submitting the appropriate application form(s) which are due May 1.

Your final grades make a big difference. We calculate scholarship averages using your best six final 4U/4M marks (or final IB score including bonus points) completed as of June 30, 2017. All Canadian applicants applying directly from secondary school will be considered automatically for guaranteed entrance scholarships – no application needed! Please contact the Financial Services Office for more information at finaid@nipissingu.ca

G uar anteed entr ance scholar ships

Admission Average†

Year 1

Fall/Winter Average◊

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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$3000

$3000

$3000

90% +

$1000

$1000

$1000

85% +

$750

$750

$750

80-84%

$500

$500

$500

(Year 1+)

President’s Scholarships

90% +

(36+ for IB)

FREE TUITION

*85%

Carl Sanders Annual Scholarships

85-89%

(33-35 for IB)

80-84%

(30-32 for IB)

$2500 $1500

t Average based on best six final 4U/4M courses or final IB score (including bonus points). ◊ Based on annual grades on 24 credits in the Fall/Winter term. * Students who do not meet the renewal requirements have the next Fall/Winter to regain eligibility. Note: President’s Scholarships may be held for a maximum of four years. Students are only eligible for Carl Sanders Scholarship consideration for the first four years of study.

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More than

64% of our first-year students receive an entrance scholarship.

Awar ds and bur sar ies

Separate applications are required for the awards listed below.

Chancellor’s Awards

$10,000 each •

Awarded to two first-year students

Entering full-time undergraduate studies (first entry only)

Minimum average of 85%, evidence of personal leadership activities, and financial need Renewable at $3,000 per year

APPLY by May 1: nipissingu.ca/chancellorsaward

Schulich Scholarships

$ 6,500 each •

G over nment assistance

Government assistance programs are an important source of funding. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is available to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens and/or who are permanent residents of Canada. Students whose parents’ combined income is less than $160,000 qualify to be considered for the 30% off Ontario Tuition Grant. Learn more about your eligibility, the mix of grants and loans available and other information you need to apply for funding at ontario.ca/OSAP

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Nipissing University offers a Work Study program that enables students to work part-time on campus. Students must first qualify for the program by submitting an application which may be printed from the forms section of our website: nipissingu.ca/studentfinancialservices. Notification of eligibility is sent to Nipissing University email accounts. Once eligibility is confirmed, students may apply to work in a NUWork-eligible position. The majority of work study positions begin in September so students are encouraged to apply early. It is expected that students will have explored all possible funding options, including OSAP, before applying for this program. Find applications and more information at nipissingu.ca/financialaid/nuwork

Awarded to full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program with a focus on education – Concurrent Education; Bachelor of Physical and Health Education; or the Consecutive Bachelor of Education. Must have a minimum 80% average and at least one of the following: volunteer work; community involvement; or financial need.

APPLY by May 1: nipissingu.ca/schulichscholarships

Entrance Bursaries and Awards

$500 – $2,500 • •

Need-based awards and bursaries Entering undergraduate studies directly from secondary school

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For a complete list of scholarships, awards, bursaries, and other funding options, visit nipissingu.ca/bursaries

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Cr eate a financial plan

Creating a financial plan for your education helps you achieve your goals on time and on budget. This information is provided for guidance only. These costs are estimated based on 2015-2016 costs for the 8-month academic term and are subject to change from year-to-year.

Studying in North Bay Tuition Ancillary Fees

(includes a City of North Bay transit pass)

Housing

Books and Supplies

Total

Living Off Campus

Living At Home

International Student Fees

$5,878 – $7,398

$5,878 – $7,398

$5,878 – $7,398

$18,325

$1,151

$1,151

$1,151

$1,703

$5,500 – $6,156

$4,000 – $6,000 †

0

$5,500 – $6,156

$1,800

$600

$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

$3,250

$3,250

$1,050

$2,500

$18,879 – $21,555

$16,579 – $20,599

$9,179 – $11,199

$31,128 – $32,284

$2,600*

Food

Personal

Living In Residence

(does not include travel home)

Optional Fees • On-campus parking (depending on lot): $161 – $255 • † Off-campus costs may increase if a 12 month lease is required. • *Meal plan included in above cost for example purposes is $1100/term. • Optional meal plans are available to all residence and non-residence students. Visit dineoncampus.ca/nipissingcanadore

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$2,600*


It’syourmoney

student tip: Our meal plans are optional and operate just like a debit card with a declining balance, but

without the fees! For details on annual, semester, or reloadable plans, visit dineoncampus.ca/nipissingcanadore

Optional Meal Plans

Locations

Cost

Term

Benefits

Annual Plan

Main Cafeteria

$2,200

Valid until end of school year

Tax-free purchases (save 13%) 5% discount**

$1,100

Valid until end of semester

Tax-free purchases (save 13%) 5% discount**

Minimum $100

No expiry date

5% discount**

$250 $1000 (+$50 bonus) $2600 (+$260 bonus)

No expiry date

Tax-free purchases (save 13%)

Nipissing Cafeteria Semester Plan

Campus kiosks: Tim Horton’s, Pizza Pizza, and Subway

Swipe & Save Reloadable Card Gd2go Plans gd2go.ca

R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre kiosk, and Gd2go downtown location

**5% discount applies to non-branded purchases on cafeteria items. Purchases made at Tim Horton’s, Pizza Pizza, and Subway are regular price.

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NUprogram options Your car eer oppor tunities ar e limitless

Whether you choose an existing program or decide to customize your degree, you have the flexibility to take courses that interest you and help you realize your goals.

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90.8%

of our students

find employment within 6 months

after graduating

95.7%

Overall Ontario university average is 87%

of our students

find employment within 2 years

after graduating

Overall Ontario university average is 93.6%

Based on the 2015 Ontario University Graduate Survey

Q ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

Q DUAL DEGREES

We offer certificates in:

Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degree

Aboriginal Leadership QQ Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Lifespan QQ Applied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) QQ Bilingualism QQ Digital Humanities QQ Entrepreneurial Finance QQ Environmental Management QQ Financial Services QQ Financial Product Sales Professional QQ Forest Resource Management and Conservation QQ Game Design and Development QQ Geomatics QQ Health Studies and Gerontology QQ Human Resources Management QQ iLEAD Business Experience QQ Neuroscience QQ Peace and Violence Prevention Q Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR) QQ

If you would like to combine Business with an Arts or Science program, Nipissing offers you the opportunity to study both and complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in five years. This dual degree allows you to study a wider range of general interest and career specific subjects. For more information see the Academic Calendar at nipissingu.ca/ dualdegrees and see the Admissions Chart at the back of this book for admission requirements.

Concurrent Education

If you want to earn both your undergraduate and professional degrees seamlessly, Nipissing offers a concurrent program leading to an honours undergraduate degree in your discipline of choice (except Anthropology, Nursing and Social Work), and a Bachelor of Education degree. For further details see page 44 or visit nipissingu.ca/concurrent

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Bachelor of Education (Concurrent and Consecutive Options)

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Master of Science (Mathematics) PhD in Education with a focus on Educational Sustainability

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Questions? Contact the Student Recruitment Office at nuinfo@nipissingu.ca Transferring to Nipissing from another post-secondary institution? Visit nipissingu.ca/transfer for more information.

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Q ABORIGINAL ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (AAP)

Q DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

Email: aboriginalprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/aboriginal

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Nipissing University’s Aboriginal Advantage Program is a full-time, first year transition-to-university program for Aboriginal students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree, and may want or need additional cultural, personal, and/or academic resources. Students who are transitioning from high school, upgrading, entering from a college program, or who have simply taken a break from their studies are eligible to apply to the program. You will be part of a community of peers, staff, faculty and Elders while obtaining 24 credits toward a university degree in pre-selected courses reserved for AAP students. You will: • •

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learn alongside other Aboriginal students; attend orientation week to meet the professors and other students in the program; become more familiar with the university system; and gain confidence to be successful at university.

ABORIGINAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (ATCP)

The Aboriginal Teacher Certification diploma/degree program is available for individuals of Aboriginal ancestry. You are eligible if you already have one of the following completed certifications from an accredited university or college: Early Childhood Education (ECE); Native Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (NCADP); Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program (NSEADP); Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC); an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

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This 2-year program consists of 5 three-credit online courses, 20 weeks of practicum, and 2 six-week on-site summer sessions. The program will help you develop teaching strategies, technological skills, and Aboriginal worldviews. It is delivered in a manner that allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and return to employment during the academic year. Upon completion, you will earn a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers in Primary/Junior Education. For full details see: nipissingu.ca/atcp QQ

TEACHER OF ANISHNAABEMWIN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TASL)

The TASL Program provides students who are fluent in the language of Anishnaabemwin the opportunity to earn a Diploma in Education from Nipissing University and a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers. You will acquire a thorough understanding of new technologies as well as necessary strategies to deliver Anishnaabe traditional teachings and the Ojibwe language as a subject within First Nation and Ontario public schools from grades Kindergarten to 12. This 2-year program consists of 5 three-credit online courses, 20 weeks of practicum, and 2 six-week on-site summer sessions and is delivered in a manner that allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and return to employment during the academic year.

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For full details see: nipissingu.ca/tasl Q EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES BIIDAABAN COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING

Biidaaban is an Anishnaabe word that when translated means: “dawn, that point when the sun is rising and a new day begins”. Biidaaban Community Service-Learning (BCSL) is a unique experiential learning program. Through effective partnerships between faculty and community organizations, students are offered the opportunity to apply classroom theory to real-world experiences. Students in BCSL receive training from Educators, Elders and Faculty. A specialized focus of BCSL is increasing literacy and numeracy with Aboriginal youth in northern Ontario through Biidaaban Youth Groups and

Students enrolled in the summer diploma programs are invited to bring their families with them into residence. To engage the children while their parents attend summer courses, we offer the educational Youth Experience Programs as well as a Science, Engineering and Mathematics Camp.

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student tip: Enji Giigdoyang – The Office Of Aboriginal Initiatives offers a welcoming environment with lounge, study space, and access to supportive services. See page 17 for details.

Biidaaban Academic Support. BCSL offers students unique learning opportunities, builds relationships with the local community, and provides communities with access to Nipissing University. Students in BCSL develop leadership skills, make a difference by investing time and energy in the local community, put classroom learning into practice to strengthen understanding and enhance future career skills, and raise awareness of community issues. All BCSL participants are asked to participate in weekend training prior to engaging with community. BIIDAABAN YOUTH GROUP

The Biidaaban Youth Group (BYG) program offers academic support to Aboriginal youth in local elementary schools and not-for-profit organizations. University students volunteer one evening per week, for 1-2 hours, to work with children and youth over the academic year (10-14 weeks total). Biidaaban Youth Groups offer free homework assistance, recreational activities, art activities and a snack to all participants. BIIDAABAN ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Biidaaban Academic Support volunteer tutors offer homework help and study support during school hours to Aboriginal youth in local schools in North Bay, Nipissing First Nation, Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls over the academic year (10-14 weeks total). WIIDOOKTAADWIN ABORIGINAL MENTORSHIP INITIATIVES

Wiidooktaadwin is an Anishnaabe word that means “helping one another,” and the initiative facilitates university students volunteering to mentor Aboriginal youth in local secondary schools. Each session begins in a local secondary school with a teaching circle led by an Elder. Session topics include the Seven Grandfather Teachings, leadership, working with one other, and the importance of sharing our gifts. University Mentors engage with Aboriginal youth on projects, including cultural art works, organized physical activity, or a traditional social gathering. University Mentors are asked to participate in weekend training and to volunteer 2 hours per week over an 8-week timeframe. The Wiidooktaadwin program culminates in a celebration for students, community and families. PEER 2 PEER ABORIGINAL MENTORSHIP INITIATIVES

AASGAABWITAADWIN ABORIGINAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES

Aasgaabwitaadwin is an Anishnaabe word meaning, “we are standing in support of one another.” The conferences are held at Nipissing University in fall and winter. Aboriginal youth from local secondary schools, Elders, Wiidooktaadwin University Student Mentors, staff and special guests host a day of cultural teachings, leadership activities, share food, experiences, and reflection.

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Peer 2 Peer Mentorship connects upper year students with first year students to build positive relationships and support success and transition to university.

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suppor tive pr ofessor s + small classes = per sonaliz ed lear ning envir onment

Students just like you choose Nipissing because of its friendly atmosphere and commitment to providing a personalized undergrad experience. You will benefit from small class sizes, access to supportive professors, and if you are interested, the opportunity to assist with faculty research as an undergrad student. What may be most surprising is the amount of learning that will happen outside the classroom. University is so much more than classes, books, and studies. You will decide what shape your life will take, and will have easy access to all the support systems you need.

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Environmentally friendly and convenient, a city transit pass is included in your full-time student incidental fees.

Nipissing’s campus in North Bay is located on a stunning 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest and is only three and a half hours north of Toronto, or four hours west of Ottawa. With our focus on student-centred living and learning, you will feel a sense of community the moment you step on campus. With more than 60 percent of our students coming from out-of-town, everyone is eager to get to know each other

and make new life-long friendships. Whether you are into the arts, exploring the outdoors or socializing with friends at any of our local restaurants, check out the city’s website to get an idea of what there is to see and do in North Bay: cityofnorthbay.ca

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Downtown North Bay has lots to do, with shopping, restaurants, nightlife, waterfront and beaches all on bus routes. The McKeown Avenue strip offers more shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores closer to campus. Walk, bike, take the city bus, or take advantage of the grocery bus; a service for students in residence.

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7 Monastery Hall (Fine Arts) 8 Path to 20 km of trails

Check out our Campus Map on the inside back cover. It’s really easy to get around!

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NUservices forstudents Student success is our top pr ior it y

You can count on our support – academically, financially, and personally. The Office of Student Development and Services is an excellent resource that will help you with whatever specific assistance you may require.

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Q ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Email: sas@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/sas We feel that all students have a right to accessible, barrier-free learning environments. If you have or suspect that you have a disability, we encourage you to contact us before you begin your studies to ask about test and exam accommodation, distraction-reduced working and testing areas, note-taking support, adaptive technology and assistive software, alternate format reading materials and counselling or tutorial support. We can make your academic journey so much more productive and rewarding.


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Do you k now: Every year The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and the First Peoples Centre at Canadore College

host a welcome powwow for students attending Nipissing University. The powwow is located at the Nipissing University pond in September.

Q ENJI GIIGDOYANG – THE OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL INITIATIVES

Email: aboriginalprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/aboriginal Students and their families are welcome in the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives. In the Nipissing dialect of Anishnaabemwin, Enji giigdoyang translates to mean “where we come to meet, discuss and talk about things,” which is the culture that we foster. We enhance the educational experience through a holistic approach to academic, personal and cultural support: • • • • • •

Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge Enji Giigdoyang Speaker Series Elder in Residence Indigenous Week Experiential Learning Opportunities Academic and Personal Supports Social and Cultural Events

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tr avel abr oad with one of our par tner schools Upper year students enjoy our exchange partnerships with Australia, Barbados, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, and The United States.

Q STUDY ABROAD – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Email: myinternational@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/international In a globally-minded world, we believe it is important for our students to internationalize their degree. Our office helps students achieve this goal by providing support services and programs to assist in intercultural development and integration, fostering global citizenship, and providing opportunities to study abroad and/or internationalize your degree at home. Internationalizing Your Degree Abroad • Immerse yourself in a new culture and spend a year or semester studying at one of our partner schools from across the globe. • Take your teaching skills abroad by participating in an International BEd Practicum or expand your perspective by participating in a conference, internship and/or training opportunity.

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Give back globally by volunteering with one of our partner organizations. Research and study in a culturally different context with our study tours and research opportunities.

Internationalizing Your Degree At Home • Get to know a different culture first-hand by volunteering your time to help international students adjust to life in Canada and at the University. We connect student mentors with international students to provide peer support, opportunities to explore our city and province, and to assist in their campus integration. Help our international students feel like they are right where they belong. • Work with internationally-minded individuals both on-campus and across Canada who believe that education changes the world and have a passion to give back globally. Become a part of our local World University Service of Canada (WUSC) committee and think globally while acting locally by participating in one of our awareness campaigns or fundraising efforts. WUSC also offers leadership development, conferences and opportunities to get involved globally. For more information, visit wusc.ca


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Q OFF CAMPUS LIVING

Email: offcampusliving@nipissingu.ca ocl.nipissingu.ca Off Campus Living is a program designed to assist students with sourcing housing off campus and is a point of contact for students who are in need of resources to assist with everyday living in the community. Q PERSONAL COUNSELLING

Email: counselling@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/counselling Registered counselling professionals offer free, year-round personal counselling services, specialized therapeutic groups, referral services and wellness events to all undergraduate and graduate students. A few appointment times are reserved each day to accommodate students in crisis situations and those urgently needing to speak with a counselor. In the event of a crisis outside of North Bay or after office hours, you may contact one of the following helplines, which are toll-free and available 24 hours/7 days a week: •

Good2Talk (Ontario’s Postsecondary Student Helpline) at 1 (866) 925-5454 FREE The Crisis Line at the North Bay Regional Health Centre at 1 (800) 352-1141 FREE

Q STUDENT LEARNING AND TRANSITIONS

Email: slt@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/slt Student Learning and Transitions enhances the student experience through learning and development opportunities that support students’ academic and personal success. Services within this office include: • •

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further developing academic skills that meet individual student needs; transition programming that assists with academic and social integration into university life; and career development and education.

Sign up for Open House or a campus tour, and get more info at:

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2017

It ’s official, you ar e a Nipissing Laker !

Dates and events to remember

Q JULY

Q SEPTEMBER

New Student Orientation:

5th fall term and fall/winter session begins

This is your first official event as a Nipissing University Laker! • • • •

Register for your courses Learn about services available to support you Check out residence Meet other new Lakers and upper-year student leaders including your Student Union (NUSU)

Q AUGUST

1st osap application

NUwork

If you are looking for an on-campus job, we recommend that you submit a NUWork application early in September because the majority of jobs are filled around the third week of September. Find applications and more information at nipissingu.ca/financialaid/nuwork welcome powwow

Share in this social activity that is rooted in First Nation tradition. Everyone is welcome, admission is free, and it’s an excellent opportunity to make friends, celebrate Aboriginal culture and enjoy the community diversity.

Complete your OSAP application by August 1, or earlier if you are hoping to use it to cover the tuition and/or residence fee installments that are due in August. (The final deadline for OSAP applications is 60 days before the end of the Fall/Winter study period and the deadline to appeal OSAP is 40 days before the end of the Fall/Winter session).

Residence Life Orientation

Even if you don’t receive or accept OSAP, you must have completed an application to qualify for NUWork opportunities.

New international and exchange students participate in a series of programs designed to provide a solid academic and social foundation for their time as a Nipissing University Laker.

Tuition and fees

Tuition is based on your program and number of credits. Health insurance, various ancillary services and a city bus pass are included in your fees, which can be paid in one payment or in two installments: one toward the end of August; the second in early January. Fee information is posted on your WebAdvisor account in early August and payment may be made online through your bank, or by cash, debit, cheque or bank draft. Fee schedules are posted at nipissingu.ca/feeschedules

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A series of fun and interactive programs designed to introduce each resident to the residence life program, suite/housemates, and fellow community members. International Student Orientation

Varsity Student-Athlete Orientation

Varsity student-athletes participate in a series of programs designed to promote their academic and personal success at NU. Fall Success Fair

All Lakers are welcome to ‘fall into student success’ and learn more about the many services and involvement opportunities available within the University and community.


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Q NOVEMBER

This program partners students with an upper-year Academic Success Coach to create an individualized Academic Success Plan with short- and long-term goals to develop academic strategies, enhance academic strengths, and improve academic motivation.

For the month of November, Nipissing men donate their faces and rally the support of Mo Sistas to raise funds and help in the battle against prostate cancer.

Student Success Workshops

Long Night Against Procrastination

Q OCTOBER

Q DECEMBER

Student Success Workshops offer tips and tricks on a range of relevant student issues including academics, finance, careers and future planning, life and transitionto-university skills. Workshops are offered throughout the year. (Also offered in October, December, and March.)

Bursaries and Awards

Movember Campaign

Come to the Harris Learning Library and get assistance with writing, math, and study skills. Staff and Peer Educators will be around to provide support, workshops, and tips to help you use your time effectively. Refreshments and study break activities will be provided. Late night studying is more fun with friends!

Exams

The application deadline for the majority of Nipissing in-course bursaries and awards is November 1. The application process identifies financial need and other specific criteria like leadership, extracurricular involvement, and more. The application form “Web Bursary Application” is posted on WebAdvisor for the entire month of October and awards are paid out in January.

Study smart and get your rest so that you can ace your final exams for fall courses. Remember, your reward is just around the corner with a relaxing winter break!

Student Success Workshops

Winter Break

9th-13th fall reading week

Student Success Workshops End of December – Beginning of January

You will appreciate the change of pace and no scheduled classes, even if you simply stay on campus to get caught up.

Dancers, students and community are invited to participate in the intertribal dance at the annual welcome Powwow.

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2018

Dates and events to remember

Q JANUARY

Q MARCH

8th winter session classes begin

Student Success Workshops

If you’ve opted for the installment plan, your second payment for tuition and fees is due in early January.

Long Night Against Procrastination

Join us for a variety of winter academic orientation activities for new students and transfer students who are beginning classes in January and those returning for second term.

Come to the Harris Learning Library and get assistance with writing, math, and study skills. Staff and Peer Educators will be around to provide support, workshops, and tips to help you use your time effectively. Refreshments and study break activities will be provided. Late night studying is more fun with friends!

Winter Success Fair

Grammar Day

Academic Success Program Re-Group

Dave Marshall Leadership awards

Q FEBRUARY

Q APRIL

Laker (re) Orientation

Join us to learn more about the many services and involvement opportunities available within the University and community. New and returning Academic Success Program participants are welcome. We’ll get together to recharge our goals, refocus, and re-motivate each other as we head into the second term.

Student Success and Career Workshops

19th-23rd winter reading break

Winter reading break is another opportunity to catch up on your reading, writing papers, or your sleep!

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Language is something to celebrate. Join Student Learning and Transitions to speak well, write well, and help others do the same! We celebrate outstanding students! This ceremony recognizes full-time students who make significant extracurricular contributions to their academic program, to the campus, or the greater community.

final exams

Good luck on your final exams; summer is just around the corner!


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Student tip: You can earn up to $2200 with a NUWork on-campus job. To qualify, you need to demonstrate financial need, so tap into funding sources like OSAP (even if you don’t receive or accept it) and indicate that you’ve done so on the application form.

Interested in Veterinary Medicine? There is no specific degree or major that is required for admission to Veterinary Medicine. We offer all prerequisite courses required for admission. Typically applicants are required to complete courses in Biology and Genetics, as well as Math and/or Statistics for admission consideration. A minimum of two to three years of undergraduate study is required to apply.

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spor ts and fitness – br ing it on !

Q INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Q VARSITY SPORTS

Exercise and healthy competition always help to clear the mind. Nipissing’s Athletics Department offers a wide range of intramural activities to keep you on your game. Teams include:

Go Lakers! Our varsity athletes always bring their “A” game. Get your friends together and come out to cheer on your favourite teams.

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Basketball Dodgeball Flag Football Hockey Slo-Pitch Soccer Volleyball Ultimate Frisbee

For more details, visit nipissingu.ca/athletics We have both men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the OUA level in: • • • • • •

Basketball Cross-country Running Hockey Nordic Skiing Soccer Volleyball

For a complete list of sports, and details on how to register, visit nipissingu.ca/athletics

Q STUDENT ATHLETICS CENTRE

Q LAKERS CLUB SPORTS

Whether you are a gym enthusiast or a weekend warrior, Nipissing has just what you need. Oh, and put your wallet away because access to the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre is included in your student fees! Our newly expanded facility features:

Club sports are available to all Nipissing students and are both recreational and competitive. Join by visiting nulakers.ca and contacting the coach. • • • • • •

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Cheerleading Men’s Lacrosse Women’s Ringette Rowing Squash Dance Pak

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3 gymnasiums 2 international squash courts Fitness centre with Zumba, spin, cardio, and pop dance classes Cardio studio Weight room 20 km of hiking trails and a natural waterfall right on campus


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YMCA with pool Arenas Downhill ski and snowboarding hill (right in town!) Nordic ski clubs Biking paths Walking trails Golf courses Tennis courts Public beaches ideal for swimming and canoeing

“Nipissing has given me an op portunity to en academics and gage my passio athletics. I’m pu ns in both rsuing a double English and Ge Honours Major ography, while in playing on the team. Being in women’s varsity volved in multip so ccer le academic pursui training and ga ts, coupled with mes, has require d co nsiderable selfthe resources av discipline, but ailable at Nipiss ing have assiste received one of d in my success. the highest reco I’ve gnitions a stud with a CIS Acad ent athlete can emic All-Canad achieve ian scholarship, with an academ reserved for th ic standing of 80 ose per cent or bett er.” Carlee, 4th year Arts and Scienc e student Hometown: Bu rlington, ON

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G et involved and meet new people

Q STUDENT UNION

Q HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN

Students attending Nipissing University, and long distance students who are enrolled in at least one course and pay their student fees, are members of the Nipissing University Student Union. Our organization strives to represent students democratically, provide a communication framework, and lobby for legislative change on issues that affect students. As an elected board, NUSU executives and directors represent all Nipissing students and provide a full range of services (financial and academic), activities, and political advocacy to improve your student experience.

Exclusively through “We Speak Student�, NUSU is able to offer a flexible insurance plan to all students who pay the health plan ancillary fee. At the beginning of the school year you can choose one of our flex plans designed to best suit your needs or opt out of the plan entirely if you already have coverage. To view the complete benefit summary for each of the plans offered, visit wespeakstudent.com or contact our VP Communications at vpcommunications@nusu.com if you have any questions.

Want to get more involved on campus, or have questions? Email info@nusu.com

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Q NUSU CREW

Q FOOD BANK

The NUSU Crew is a group of Nipissing students who are dedicated to informing the student body of pressing issues that directly affect students, and of events happening on campus. The goal of the crew is to encourage involvement on campus and to maintain a team atmosphere in which students can be a part of promotions for events and activities, bring awareness to numerous campaigns, and address healthy living issues. We always welcome new members so be sure to email info@nusu.com to sign up!

NUSU funds and manages a food bank that is accessible to all students during the year and provides much needed nourishment when funds run low. The food bank is regularly stocked with the help of fellow students, Nipissing staff and faculty, as well as the North Bay community. The food bank can be accessed during regular hours of operation of the NUSU Office, which are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Join a club, or start your own Getting involved is a great way to meet new people and make your university experience more fulfilling. Consider joining an existing club, or create your own! To start a club, just drop by the NUSU office and fill out a club application package, which is available at nusu.com or contact our VP of Services at vpservices@nusu.com. Check out our website and see how you can get more involved on campus!

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NUSU dates and events to remember

Q AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Frosh Week

Frosh Week is unmistakably one of the best weeks of your life! Every year Frosh Week offers a plethora of events, activities, and bonding opportunities for everyone involved! For 2016, we highlighted the music that brings us all together; NUSU presented “Frosh Week: Greatest Hits”. With names inspired by popular music, 12 teams combatted one another, and in some cases, worked together cooperatively to accomplish similar goals and tasks. Make sure to buy a Frosh Kit to participate next year! Need information? Do not hesitate to contact the Frosh Boss at vpservices@nusu.com Shinerama - Frosh Event

Students raise funds with the help of the North Bay community by shining shoes, cars, windows, and anything else they can think of for Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment. We celebrate those who have Cystic Fibrosis and the families and friends that support them – they are the real rockstars! So grab a t-shirt and a sponge and join us at one of our many locations to help! Contact vpservices@nusu.com

Club Daze

Nipissing Club Daze is a chance for students to meet face-to-face with clubs and club members. You can learn about the club, sign up with a club or even start your own. Contact our VP Services at vpservices@nusu.com

other events

This is only a sample of what NUSU offers throughout the year! Check out nusu.com or like us on Facebook for an up-to-date schedule!

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Pr og r am Descr iptions

Q ANTHROPOLOGY

Q BUSINESS

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration (four-years) Bachelor of Commerce (three-years)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Anthropology is the study of the human experience – past and present. It examines diverse peoples; their physical origins, material artifacts, cultures, and languages. Anthropology involves the exploration of multiple realms of social life including medical anthropology, globalization and development, law, and relations with the environment. In-class theoretical study supports research in areas such as environmental anthropology, transitions in northern and rural communities, and also offers the technical background to prepare you for participation in ethnographic field work and on archeological digs. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Medicine, Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as medical researchers, museum curators, human rights advocates, and forensic anthropologists Visit nipissingu.ca/anthropology • •

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies Degree completion available online and through Ontario partner sites Programs within the School of Business are designed for both secondary school graduates and working professionals. You can choose to specialize in one of the five Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) streams: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Studies or Technology Management. Regardless of your choice of focus, you will gain the advantage of both in-depth business knowledge and broad personal experiences to prepare for your future career. In addition, the School of Business believes in the importance of experiential learning opportunities through our iLEAD Initiative which offers academic credit and a Business Experience Certificate for internships, international expeditions, and engaging with faculty members in research. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in management, accounting, taxation, e-commerce, government services, human resources, marketing, banking and international investment Visit nipissingu.ca/business • •

Q BIOLOGY Q ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Nipissing University’s Biology, and Environmental Biology and Technology, programs involve the study of life extending from the large-scale view of ecology and environmental science to the microscopic-scale view of molecular biology and genetics. Students have many opportunities to work closely with their Professors and Instructors in a wide range of theoretical and practical experiences. Our state-of the-art facilities include a central analytical facility, a fully automated greenhouse, a three-square-kilometer research preserve, a confocal microscopy unit, animal care facilities, and a genomics/gene expression laboratory. Students within the Biology program have the opportunity to earn an Honours Bachelor of Science degree plus further credentials such as a Certificate in Neuroscience or a Certificate in Forest Resource Management and Conservation. Graduates of the Environmental Biology and Technology program receive both an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Nipissing and an Environmental Technician Diploma from Canadore College. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies (Master and Doctoral degrees in the fields of biology, ecology and health) • Professional School (Medicine, Education, Law, MBA, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Optometry, etc.) • Careers in biology, research, wildlife management, environmental management, forestry and consulting Visit nipissingu.ca/biology and/or nipissingu.ca/environmentalbiotech •

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Q CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies Child and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines courses from Child and Family Studies, Psychology, Social Welfare, and Sociology. It focuses on issues such as social justice, activism, children’s rights, human development and developmental exceptionalities across the lifespan. Opportunities for applied learning and community practicums are available. Students may choose to complete a certificate in Program Evaluation and Applied Research, Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention – Autism Spectrum Disorders or Applied Behaviours Analysis – Lifespan. Students have the option of specializing in either Human Development and Learning, or Social Justice. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, Social Work) • Careers in areas such as child welfare, social services, community advocacy, and community mental health Visit nipissingu.ca/chfs • •


TOP RATED Survey Results

94%

Satisfaction with decision to attend Nipissing University Very Satisfied/Satisfied

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

90%

First-Year Students

86%

Senior Year Students

2014 NSSE Students Survey

87%

Feel that they belong at Nipissing University

Interested in MedicalAgree/Strongly school? Agree There is no specific degree or major thatStudents is required. 2015 CUSC Graduating Survey We offer all prerequisite courses required for admission to Ontario Medical schools. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on school of choice) will provide eligibility. Some Medical schools require specific courses for admission consideration; typically courses are in the areas of Biology, Biochemistry, General or Organic Chemistry, or Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. Some may require Humanities and/or Social Science courses.

great research = first rate teaching Dr. Carly Dokis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, is working with Anishinaabe communities in Northern Ontario on the ways that risk calculation around water quality is constructed, and how water is known and experienced by community members. One of the strengths of this research program, funded by SSHRC, is the adoption of an exploratory methodology established cooperatively with Dokis First Nation, which involves exchanging accounts about a common theme in the form of storycircles. Storycircles bring together an interdisciplinary team of knowledge holders and expertise to better understand the subjective and affective consequences of water quality risks for Indigenous peoples in Canada – an issue of direct importance to Indigenous communities, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public.

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Student : Faculty Ratio

23:1

Based on 2015 Fall/Winter classes

Q CLASSICAL STUDIES

Q CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

The Classical Studies program, offered as part of the Humanities, provides a broad understanding of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations including their history, philosophy, archaeology, art, language and literature. You will be introduced to Ancient History, Literature, Latin and Greek, Religion, Military Traditions, Mythology, Philosophy, Art and Architecture, Social and Political Thought, and differing theories developed by various historians.

As a student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, you will examine the Canadian criminal justice system and take courses that will provide you with a foundation in criminal law, justice policies, and statistical analysis. You will study criminological theory, research methods, crime trends and prevention, and learn to apply legal concepts that include search, seizure, use of force, and criminal liability. You will complete core courses in Criminology, Psychology, Law and Research Methods, along with specialized courses in one of our program streams: Policing, Corrections, Criminology, Legal Studies and Administration, or Criminal Justice Studies. For the Policing and Corrections streams, Nipissing University works collaboratively with Canadore College so that graduates receive both an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and a College Diploma (in Police Foundations or Community and Justice Services).

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in research, library or museum services, and archaeology Visit nipissingu.ca/classicalstudies • •

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Employment as a police officer, crime analyst, research and policy analyst, correctional officer or probation/parole officer • Careers with the RCMP, OPP, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Correctional Service of Canada, Canada’s armed forces, regional, municipal, military and First Nation community police services Visit nipissingu.ca/criminal justice

Q COMPUTER SCIENCE

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Computer Science program will train you to be a lifelong problem solver and will provide a strong foundation in computer science theory and its practical applications including programming, data management, neural networks, artificial intelligence, robotics, graphics, computer security, software engineering, distributed systems, and game design. You may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science, based on your preference and the courses you choose. This will allow you to tailor your degree to be more applied or theoretical by selecting courses that align with your interests, and you will be supported by faculty who are genuinely interested in providing you with the skills to make your dreams a reality. You also have the option of simultaneously attaining a Certificate in Game Design and Development. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as a systems analyst, programmer, software analyst, software developer, database administrator, information systems manager, IT consultant, game designer, or web designer Visit nipissingu.ca/computerscience • •

Q ECONOMICS

Bachelor of Arts (three-year)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The study of economics is fundamental to our understanding of how the world functions. What determines the prices of the products we buy? Why do some people live below the poverty line while others experience extreme wealth? How can the cost of living be so vastly different between countries? Economics is concerned with the social science behind these questions and a mass of other choice theories. Our Economics program surveys the philosophical viewpoint of significant economic theorists and applies these concepts to investigations of business, environmental, financial, health, political and social policies that ultimately have economic consequences to the individual, the country, and the world. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in market analysis, commercial and investment banking, policy advising, accounting, taxation, e-commerce, investment counselling, insurance, credit analysis, economic policy planning Visit nipissingu.ca/economics • •

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Average Class Size (Based on 2015 Fall classes)

Our largest lecture hall is comparatively small, with seating for 230, and is typically reserved for a few first-year classes.

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Interested in an MBA? There is no specific degree or major that is required for admission to a Master of Business Administration. We offer all prerequisite courses required. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on school of choice) will provide eligibility.

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Q ENGLISH STUDIES

Q GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

English Studies is the study of the way in which storytelling defines our lives as humans and shapes our world. It excites your interest in stories across media, from movies, T.V., games and internet culture to more traditional literature like novels, poems and plays. By analyzing and writing about texts of all kinds, English develops communication skills (oral and written), critical thinking and organizational abilities. Over the course of your degree, you will study classics from a variety of literary traditions, such as British, Canadian, American, Postcolonial and Native literatures, and you will have the chance to study newer media like digital culture, graphic novels, film and T.V. Our new first-year “Topics in Literature” courses are small classes that invite students to engage with texts and ideas through a particular theme or topic, such as Monsters and Madness, Rogues and Rebels, Sports, Friendship and the Family. Discussion and dialogue is core to the program at every level, culminating in intensive Honours Seminars in Fourth Year, where small groups of students can explore topics such as Cannibalism, the Victorian Fantastic, Harry Potter and Graphic Novels.

As one of few programs of its kind in Canada, the Gender Equality and Social Justice program will teach you to think critically about who has the power in the world, and why, as well as how to resist, shape, and change power for social justice. This program is highly interdisciplinary with close links to Social Welfare and Social Development, Religions and Cultures, Political Science, and Philosophy. It is designed for those with interests in critical studies of popular culture; the politics of resisting inequality through the law; globalization and human rights; violent conflict and international justice; transnational organizing for social justice; histories of colonization; feminist philosophies; postmodernism; theories of justice; and the intersections of race, class, ability, sex and gender.

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, Library Science, MBA) • Careers in journalism, public service, public relations, marketing, business and non-profit, professional writing, and creative writing Visit nipissingu.ca/english • •

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA, Social Work) • Careers in international affairs, media communications, policy analysis, government, health, research and advocacy, non-profit sector, and community development. Visit nipissingu.ca/gesj • •

Q GEOGRAPHY Q ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts Q FINE ARTS

Q ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

The Fine Arts program will prepare you to become an artist, work in the field of fine arts, and become a community leader in the promotion of visual arts and culture. Through the problem-solving involved in preparing studio projects, the management skills involved in the preparation of exhibitions, and the analysis of contemporary culture that is developed through research, this program offers the essential mix between studio and academic training that provides the tools and the certification to pursue a career in fine arts. You will study in a collaborative studio environment and will learn from professors who are practicing artists as well as educators. Nipissing’s fine arts program offers five key areas of studio concentration, including: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and digital media. Whether you are looking to specialize in a particular area or gain a breadth of studio experience, the BFA program will serve you well.

Geography is a multidisciplinary field of study that analyzes the distribution and interrelationships of physical and anthropological phenomena over time. Our degree programs integrate the study of human, physical, and regional geography with the applied, natural, and social sciences as they examine the cultural, economic, political and social relationships between humanity and the earth. You have the option of pursuing one of three degree programs and can enhance employment opportunities by choosing geography courses that earn you one of two available certificates. The Certificate in Geomatics provides complementary skills in computer mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing. The Certificate in Environmental Management further develops the basic premises, theories and practices associated with managing environmental problems.

Career and Academic Options

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies (MFA Studio Art, MA Art History, MA Curatorial Studies/ Practice, MA Conservation, MA/MFA Interdisciplinary Studies, Art Therapy). • Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as a professional artist, and in curatorial practice, museum management, communications, advertising, design, illustration, art direction, and entrepreneurial careers in the creative sector. Visit nipissingu.ca/finearts

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Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in natural resources, hydrology, urban planning, environmental consulting, climatology, geomatics, and transportation planning Visit nipissingu.ca/geography •


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great research = first rate teaching Dr. April James, Associate professor in Geography and a Canada Research Chair (CRC), studies how water moves through watersheds, from rainfall to streamflow, how long it resides, and what flowpaths water takes as it makes its journey. Her research has important applications for watershed health and management, water quality, and ecological health. Dr. James established Nipissing’s Integrative Watershed Research Centre and her research is currently supported by the CRC program, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

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Q HISTORY

Q MATHEMATICS

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science To understand the past is to be able to understand and think critically about the world, and to empathize with people in other contexts. Our program supports the formation of citizens as whole people; our students develop the wisdom to act responsibly and knowledgeably in the world. Learning history provides skills and a critically-informed perspective on society at large that is essential for an active and involved life in the twenty-first century. We specialize in a range of teaching and research fields, including medieval, early modern and modern European history, as well as early and modern Canadian and U.S. history. Our thematic strengths include the history of state violence and genocide, military history, international relations, Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations, oral history, local and community history, women’s and gender history, and environmental history. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies • Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in journalism, archival research, museum work, politics and government, business and consulting Visit nipissingu.ca/history •

Q LIBERAL ARTS

Bachelor of Arts (three-year)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Liberal Arts program provides maximum flexibility to study a range of disciplines. It emphasizes breadth rather than specialization to enable you to develop a program that is based on your specific interests and goals. The majority of courses taken in this degree will be in the Humanities and Social Sciences, although you can take courses in Business and Science as well. Career and Academic Options

Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) Careers in journalism, administration, public relations, theatre arts and marketing Visit nipissingu.ca/liberalarts • •

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Mathematics is fundamental to understanding the physical universe surrounding us. Mathematical knowledge is applied to multiple disciplines, and opens up a wide array of opportunities to you as a graduate. The four-year (Honours) degree has four different streams: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and General. Our professors are committed to the success of their students and have developed a Math Drop-in Centre for those who want to receive (or give) assistance with math problem-solving. As an undergraduate Mathematics student you will have the advantage of participating in research that is typically reserved for graduate students. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies in mathematics or areas of application of mathematics Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as a statistician, economist, data scientist, researcher, and investment fund manager Visit nipissingu.ca/mathematics • •

Q NATIVE STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Medicine Wheel provides a traditional, holistic framework for the acquisition of academic knowledge and insight as well as being a personal guide to living life to the fullest (Bimadisiwin). It is a central template from which to explore a native worldview, develop career skills and was the impetus for the unique structure and courses developed in our Native Studies Program. You will receive valuable learning experiences and pertinent information that will allow you to create life-enhancing and transformative opportunities in your career and life path. As examples, our courses include but are not limited to: Native philosophies, spirituality and religions, kinships with the environment, historical contexts in legislations, contemporary issues, creativity and the arts, concepts of wellness in First Nation communities, Native ethnobotany, and the Ojibway language. Career and Academic Options

Q LIBERAL SCIENCE

Bachelor of Science (three-year)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Liberal Science program is general in nature and will expose you to a range of scientific disciplines, and provide a broad-based understanding of science. You will study the basic concepts and approaches of modern science and consider its role in society today. Career and Academic Options

Professional School (Education, MBA, Medicine, Optometry, Physiotherapy) Careers in the health sciences sector, library services, and scientific journalism Visit nipissingu.ca/liberalscience • •

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Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) Careers in community health, environmental management, fine arts, politics, social services, advocacy, and opportunities within corporate, non-profit and government sectors

Visit nipissingu.ca/nativestudies


TOP RATED Survey Results

Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

90%

First-Year Students

86%

Senior Year Students

2014 NSSE Students Survey

87%

Feel that they belong at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

great research = first rate teaching Dr. Kirsten Greer, Assistant Professor in Geography and History, is a trained historical geographer and holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Environmental Histories and Geographies. Her research focus is on the global environmental histories and geographies of two key semi-periphery areas: Ontario’s Near North; and the Caribbean region. She seeks to better understand how the circulation of people, knowledge, commodities, and organisms generated environmental consequences throughout and beyond these networks. Her research ties these regions to broader global geopolitical and environmental processes, as well as to different forms of knowledge production involved in making the regions viable for military strategy, trade, settlement and natural resource exploitation from the 1800s-1960s.

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great research = first rate teaching Dr. Mark Bruner, associate professor of Physical and Health Education within the Schulich School of Education, holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity. Announced recently by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Dr. Bruner’s research will receive funding for a period of five years from the CRC program as well as infrastructure funding for his lab from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). In addition to informing future coaching strategies that foster youth development and promote participation, Dr. Bruner’s work will discover the best ways to help youth develop personally and socially through sport and physical activity.

Q NURSING

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies There are several Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degrees offered at Nipissing University. The collaborative program is offered in partnership with Canadore College. Grounded in scientific theory and evidence-based practice, the program is designed to equip you with both clinical and critical thinking skills. You will gain the professional abilities and capacity for lifelong learning – both of which are necessary to meet the growing needs of today’s health care system. The broadbased curriculum covers physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural aspects of health. From the beginning you will work side-by-side with nurses in practice and in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Opportunities for an international placement are available. For more information on this and other BScN programs available, such as our RPN to BScN Bridging and Blended Programs, and our Scholar Practitioner Program, please visit nipissingu.ca/nursing Q PHILOSOPHY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Why not Major in Thinking? Rather than being concerned with a particular set of questions or a particular period of time, philosophy concerns itself with the nature of inquiry, thought, and argument itself, asking how each of these operates in the various areas of human life, from ethics and politics to the study of nature and reality. This means that philosophy students take up the truly big questions: What is the best life? Why should we be moral? How is knowledge possible? Is the world really as it appears to us? How does the mind work? At the same time, the skills students develop in pursuit of a degree in philosophy – careful reading, charitable interpretation and discussion, and rigorous argumentation – have proven themselves to be useful in innumerable fields within and beyond the university. The Philosophy Program at Nipissing is small and student-focused: students get to know and work closely with both their professors and their peers. The department is particularly committed to introducing students to the history of philosophy, from the ancient period to the present. The program is designed to work well either as a stand-alone degree or as a combined degree with other programs, and there are

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numerous philosophy courses offered each year that do not have prerequisites and that are popular electives for students in other programs. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in journalism, administration, government and social work Visit nipissingu.ca/philosophy • •

Q PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Offered by the Schulich School of Education Students in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) Program will gain competence and knowledge in the broad field of physical and health education, preparing them to become leaders in a myriad of careers that involve education through the physical. Students in the BPHE program also investigate how physical activity contributes to the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals and populations. This includes the study of human performance, disease prevention and health promotion through core subject areas such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor development, health concepts, exercise prescription and assessment, leadership, and sport and exercise psychology. Through the practical physical education component in each year of the program, you will participate in a variety of physical activities and sports in the gymnasium, on the field, or in nearby community facilities. A unique leadership placement provides opportunities for each student to become a physical activity leader in the local community. Career and Academic Options • •

Graduate Studies (Physical Education, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics) Professional School (Education, Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine) Careers in fitness assessment and promotion, kinesiology, research, sports management, and coaching

Visit nipissingu.ca/bphe


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Motion capture equipment at the Centre for Physical and Health Education facility.

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great research = first rate teaching Dr. Justin Carré, Assistant Professor of Psychology has earned research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). His NSERC-funded research examines whether acute administration of testosterone increases aggressive behaviour in young men. His SSHRC-funded research examines the situational, psychological, and hormonal processes underlying sexual aggression. Dr. Carré’s research has the potential to transform our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying human aggression, which may ultimately help with the development of prevention and/or treatment programs aimed at reducing the expression of excessive forms of human aggression.

Q POLITICAL SCIENCE

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Political Science program at Nipissing is focused on preparing students to be engaged citizens through education in the history of political thought, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, and Canadian democratic institutions. Our aim is to educate students capable of contributing to civil society through an applicable liberal arts education, drawing on an understanding of great books and political systems to address perennial political questions in a contemporary context. Career and Academic Options • • •

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) Careers in government advising, policy making, politics, and journalism

Visit nipissingu.ca/politicalscience

undergraduates. These hands-on experiences will give you a significant advantage if you plan to pursue graduate studies. All of your studies in Psychology give you a really good understanding of what makes people tick! That knowledge can be immensely helpful in any career you choose. Career and Academic Options • • •

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, MBA, Medicine, Nursing, Engineering) Careers include any in which understanding and working well with others, critical thinking, and solving problems are important: counsellor, research analyst, lab manager, technical writer, sales, marketing, business administration, or designing products that depend on human perception.

Visit nipissingu.ca/psychology Q RELIGIONS AND CULTURES

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Q PSYCHOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Psychology covers a wide range of topics related to human behaviour, thoughts, and feelings. Course topics include: child and adult development; personality, cognition (how we think); social issues, work stress, hormones, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, emotion, motivation, personality, psychological measurement, study design, theories, and healthy living. Courses on mental disorders include: Psychopathology, Counselling, and Childhood Disorders. You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Psychology. Your professors have expertise in areas that include both animal and human research. Some of the animal research areas includes nerve-cell development, maternal care, and fear behaviours. Some of the human research areas include work life, aggression, effects of aging, social decision-making, mate selection, and online social interactions. You can conduct collaborative research as an undergraduate student, work in active research labs, and participate in courses that have a practical service-learning component. You may also choose courses that qualify you to obtain a Certificate in Neuroscience alongside your BSc Psychology degree, or complete an Honours research thesis. As a senior student, you may be selected as a Teaching Assistant, helping other

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What is the meaning of life? Does God exist? How did religion develop? Why do we die? What is love? Where does evil come from? If you have wondered about some of these questions, you will find a course in Religions and Cultures that asks them and engages in dialogue about the different possible answers. You will be introduced to the world’s major religious traditions and will develop your knowledge in the academic study of religion. Courses will raise your awareness about gender and the Bible, examine the role of religion in society, deepen your understanding of religion’s contributions to peace and violence, get you thinking about the environment, and inspire your imagination with sacred cinema and literature. Career and Academic Options • • •

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) Careers in politics, journalism, government, and for non-government, development, and multi-cultural organizations

Visit nipissingu.ca/religionsandcultures


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Psychology student wearing a mobile EEG monitor.

Interested in Law school? There is no specific degree or major that is required for admission. We offer all prerequisite courses required for admission to Ontario Law schools. A minimum of two to three years of undergraduate study will provide eligibility.

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Q SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Social Welfare and Social Development program is unique in Canada in both name and content. It focuses on social inequality and the groups that have been underrepresented in the distribution of resources, opportunities, and power. Our students graduate with a thorough understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality in global, national, and local contexts, and an ability to formulate options for addressing these disparities. We offer a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses, including a full-year seminar in community service-learning, one component of which involves volunteering with a local social agency. Our small class sizes and dedicated faculty ensure you will receive a first-rate education. Career and Academic Options • • •

Graduate Studies (MA, MSW) Professional School (Education, Law, Social Work) Careers in government, human service agencies, advocacy groups, and self-help groups

Visit nipissingu.ca/socialwelfare Q SOCIAL WORK

Bachelor of Social Work

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies The goal of social work is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, groups, and communities dealing with various social issues. The degree will help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to advocate for social justice. The program includes course work within social sciences (which may include psychology, social welfare, child and family studies and sociology) as well as a 700 hour community practicum. The practicum will provide students with the opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to your work in the community in a supervised setting. You will explore topics such as human rights and diversity, gender issues,

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distribution of wealth, power and inequality, violence, disabilities, and addiction. During Year 2, students are required to apply for admission consideration to Years 3 and 4 (professional years). Admission to the first or second year of the program does not guarantee acceptance into the professional years and admission consideration is based on both academic and non-academic criteria. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (MSW, Education, Law) • Careers with government, hospitals, clinics, schools, correctional facilities, nursing homes and private practices Visit nipissingu.ca/socialwork • •

Q SOCIOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Sociology program examines how social structures and institutions such as class, family, community, and power influence society. Classical and contemporary social theories are investigated and problems such as how crime and abuse affect society are explored. Students gain a thorough understanding of research methods and techniques, hone their ability to design experiments and studies, and become adept at analyzing statistical data. The opportunity to choose courses and simultaneously complete the Certificate in Health Studies and Gerontology while earning a Sociology degree is available. If desired, choosing to undertake honours thesis research will provide a distinct advantage upon graduation, especially when pursuing graduate studies. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA, MPA) • Careers in government, healthcare, corrections, policing, and research Visit nipissingu.ca/sociology • •


2014 NSSE Students Survey

TOP RATED Survey Results

87%

Feel that they belong at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

great research = first rate teaching Dr. David Zarifa, Associate Professor in Sociology holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Life Course Transitions in Northern and Rural Communities. He examines how individuals in northern and rural areas acquire and maintain the skills they need to succeed in today’s knowledge-driven economy. He is exploring whether some groups among northern and rural communities are under-represented in certain jobs; if the range and type of available schools and programs in northern and rural regions influence postsecondary choices and career pathways; and what unique challenges these regions face in attracting and retaining an innovative and skilled workforce. As well as helping Canadian youth into the labour market, launch their careers, and pursue success, his research will also change the way governments, policy makers, and education officials think about existing practices and policies.

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SchulichSchoolof Education a r ecog niz ed leader in the field of education

Apply to the Schulich School of Education, and earn your Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree at Nipissing University in one of the pre-eminent education programs in Ontario. Renowned for graduating exceedingly well-prepared and professionallyminded teachers, the Schulich School of Education will prepare you for teaching in traditional and non-traditional environments, and will provide you with transferable communication and collaborative skills that are essential to any career. Our long tradition of teacher education, combined with our mobile technology

experience, provides Nipissing University graduates with a distinct advantage. With continuous access to teaching materials and information sources on the internet and their laptops, teacher candidates, whether on-campus, in-class, or at their practice teaching placements, develop expertise with the digital resources that enable them to become leading-edge educators. Consider one of two options to earn your teaching certification: the Concurrent or the Consecutive program.

Options to students pursuing a degree in education Concurrent Education Option

The Faculties of Arts and Science, and Applied and Professional Studies, in conjunction with the Schulich School of Education, offer a concurrent education route leading to an honours undergraduate degree in your discipline of choice (except Nursing and Social Work) and a Bachelor of Education degree.

The Schulich School of Education offers a consecutive Bachelor of Education program that requires, as a prerequisite, a completed undergraduate degree from Nipissing or another university.

Duration

6 years

2 years (following undergraduate degree)

Practicum

20 weeks of practicum

20 weeks of practicum

English Public school boards and English Separate school boards

English Public school boards and English Separate school boards

Enrol in one of three divisions: P/J – (J/K to Grade 6) J/I – (Grades 4 to 10) I/S – (Grades 7 to 12)

Enrol in one of three divisions: P/J – (J/K to Grade 6) J/I – (Grades 4 to 10) I/S – (Grades 7 to 12)

Division

P/J =Primary/Junior

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Consecutive Bachelor of Education

J/I = Junior/Intermediate

I/S = Intermediate/Senior


2014 NSSE Students Survey

TOP

Feel that they belong at Nipissing University

87%RATED Survey Results

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2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

92%

Would recommend Nipissing University to others

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employers say... “For the past seven years I have had the pleasure of working with graduates from Nipissing and the following list of attributes outlines why I think they are excellent: planning is skilled and professional; continued willingness to learn and grow in Education; understanding of differentiated learning – a key point for students; their student-centered approach; understanding that teaching is about students and not stuff; integration is walked and talked; they teach from the heart and think with the head; graduates are mature and appear to love this career; they take their job choice seriously; they practice what they have been taught; and care about what is the right thing to do. Every graduate I have met exhibits these qualities and it is exciting!” Lesley Tomporowski, Special Education Consultant/Assessment Consultant

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NUbest residences

a Pr ivate Room of your Own

Our top-rated residences will make you feel right at home. You will make fast friends with your residence community. Our student leaders, Residence Dons, and awardwinning residence staff give tutorials on everything from the basics of laundry and cooking to making connections within the community. Equally handy is the grocery store bus that provides a free door-to-door shuttle service. Buses circulate all residence buildings at least once a week on a rotating basis to suit students’ varied schedules. There are also many fun activities planned throughout the year like potluck suppers, skating parties, a winter carnival, athletic events, movie nights, and academic support workshops and programs. Residence life is all about studying hard, being social, living independently and learning to make your own choices. And, you will enjoy the luxury of a private room to make your own! For full details, visit nipissingu.ca/residence

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2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

TOP

Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

92%

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90%

First-Year Students

86%

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Q GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOMS IN RESIDENCE

If you are a current secondary school student who receives full-time admission by May 26, 2017,, and you meet the residence application and deposit deadline of June 1, 2017,, you are guaranteed a single room within either a suite- or Feelthatthat townhouse-style residence comes equipped with:

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Would recommend Nipissing University to others

92%

local telephone they belong at • cable television in all bedrooms and living rooms Nipissing University • both wireless and wired high-speed internet access • laundry rooms Agree/Strongly Agree • common areas and lounges All residences are smoke-free environments. •

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2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

Q LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Want to live with people who are into the same things you are? Nipissing can make it happen. We offer four different Living Learning Communities (LLC) in North Bay that bring together students who share similar interests. The LLC can give you an immediate support network, which definitely helps to make the transition into university a lot smoother! Our communities include: •

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Balance: physical, mental, and spiritual well-being Connect: global citizenship and cultural education • LEAD (Leaders Emerging through Active Development): leadership • Mosaic: arts-based, including music, drama, crafts, fine arts, digital, and more. The benefit of choosing to stay in one of our communities is that right from the start, you will live with students who like the same things you do, and may even be in some of your classes. Living in a LLC is a fantastic way to make like-minded and new friends and get involved in interesting events and projects in residence, on campus, and within the community. •

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Founders House (Suite-style)

Chancellors House (Suite-style)

Governors House (Suite-style)

Townhouse Residence Complex (TRC)


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Q SUITE-STYLE RESIDENCES

Closet Hallway Bathroom

Storage Bedroom

Bedroom

Bathroom

Kitchen

Nipissing has three suite-style residences: Founders House and Chancellors House, located at the bottom of the College Drive hill, are a short walk or a threeminute bus ride to your classes. Governors House is located across from the athletics facilities, at the top of the hill. Each fully-furnished suite accommodates four students and features: •

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tr c r esidences Q TRC – TOWNHOUSE RESIDENCE COMPLEX

The TRC is located beside the main academic building at the top of College Drive and accommodates six students to a house. Built on two levels, each fully-furnished townhouse has: • • • • •

Three private bedrooms and half bathroom on the main floor Three private bedrooms and a full bathroom on the upper level kitchen with fridge and stove dining area living room and loft •

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Stress relief: therapy dogs visit during exams.

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Residence events and important dates

Q JUNE

01st Residence Deposit Due

Guarantee your spot in residence! Residence application forms and deposits are required by this date. Requests for special accommodations in residence through Accessibility Services should also be completed by this date. Q JULY New Student Orientation (NSO)

Get a head start on your university experience and stay in residence the night before you attend NSO. You and your guests are welcome to explore the facilities, participate in the parent and student forums and then tuck into your own residence room. Be forewarned, you are going to want to stay – it’s that good! Q AUGUST Welcome to Residence Package

Let the social planning begin! The Welcome to Residence package is emailed to you and reveals your assigned residence complex, room placement, and roommate information.

Q OCTOBER Residences Run for the Cure Event

Students run to raise funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness. Trick or treat

Residences host a Halloween party for the children of students, faculty and staff that is second to none. Costumes, organized activities and treats provide spooktacular fun! Q NOVEMBER Residence festive feast

Everyone is invited to dine at the inter-residence holiday dinner. With free food, great friends and lots of entertainment, you won’t leave hungry. 12 days of giving

Throughout November and December, residences host a food drive to aid the oncampus student food bank. This highly successful event works over 12 specific days, where on the first day, one item is donated, on the second day, two items and so on. It’s a feel good event and is a major contribution to campus life. Q DECEMBER

Q LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER students move-in

Welcome to residence! Your move-in and Residence Orientation weekend happens late August or early September. You will meet roommates and enjoy the activities hosted by the residence staff designed to help you move into your new living quarters and find your way around campus. Check online at nipissingu.ca/ moving for specific dates.

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Winter Break

(End of December – Beginning of January) Students vacate residence by the date outlined in their residence contract or 48 hours after their last exam or class (whichever comes first) and enjoy a welldeserved holiday.


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2018 Q JANUARY

Q MARCH

Frost week

Extended stay requests

If you are a returning student, welcome back to residence for the winter semester! If you are a new student starting in January, welcome to your new home and all the orientation and re-orientation activities.

Residence Extended Stay Request Forms are due in March for students who want to stay past the close of residence at the end of April.

Students wanting to repeat the fun next year should watch for the Returning Student Residence Application form that is available in January 2018.

Great food and entertainment are served up to celebrate the end of the school year on the last weekend before final exams.

Winter Carnival/ snow Carnival

Celebrating winter, we guarantee you will enjoy this event! Activities are conveniently scheduled on different days in January or February so that students can participate at either of the cool festivities. There is an activity for everyone – even if you don’t like winter!

other events

This is only a sample of what residence offers – our awardwinning residence programs will keep you busy all year!

Residence end-of-year Banquet

Share some laughs – maybe even a few tears – over the year-end slide show, and take part in the much anticipated Residence Award Show. Q APRIL So Long Room!

Have a fantastic summer! Students vacate residence by the date outlined in their residence contract or 48 hours after their last exam or class (whichever comes first).

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If you have admissions questions, contact admissions@nipissingu.ca or call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4761

applications, offer s and impor tant dates

Q OCTOBER 2016

Q APRIL – MAY

29th Open House

Offers of Admission

You are invited! Spend the day with us and meet our faculty, staff and some of your peers. It’s a great time to get answers to all of your questions about admissions, programs, and residence life.

Offers of Admission to limited enrolment programs (Physical and Health Education and Nursing) are made during this time period. Q MAY

Q STARTING IN NOVEMBER Confirmation package sent

To acknowledge that we have received your application, packages are mailed to you, and include relevant information about Nipissing that will help to inform your final decision. Q JANUARY 2017

11th Deadline to Apply

The suggested deadline for Ontario secondary school students to submit completed Application Forms to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Q JANUARY – MAY Offers of Admission

Check your mailbox! Offers of Admission are made during this period. You can also check your admission status online through MyNipissing using WebAdvisor. Q MARCH

11th Open House

Come see for yourself – we’ll give you the tour! Meet with faculty, staff and peers to get the answers to all of your questions about admissions, programs, and residence life. Q APRIL

03rd Applications due

Transfer, mature, and international students will have filed a 105 Application Form through the OUAC site by this date.

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01st Entrance Awards

Applications for Chancellors, and Schulich Scholarships are due today. You do not have to wait for an admission offer before applying. Forms can be found at nipissingu.ca/studentfinancialservices

26th Response Date

Secondary school applicants should receive one of three responses from Nipissing: 1) Offer of Admission; or 2) Delay of decision notification pending your response to our letter of request for specific additional information; or 3) Refusal. Secondary school students receiving a full-time Offer of Admission by this date are eligible for a guaranteed spot in residence. Q JUNE

01st Acceptance deadline and registration deposit due

Accept our Offer of Admission on the OUAC website and submit a registration deposit to Nipissing by this date. In addition, submit your residence application and deposit to be guaranteed a spot in residence (the Offer of Admission package you receive from us provides instructions on how to apply and make online payments). packages mailed to you

Registration packages – explaining the process of selecting the courses you will take – are mailed.


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TOP RATED Survey Results

Satisfaction with general facilities and services (Satisfied/Very Satisfied)

Athletic facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91% Campus medical services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92% Computing services help desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95% Facilities for student associations, clubs, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90% Facilities for university-based social activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90% Library electronic resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94% On-campus library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91% Online campus book store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90% Other recreational facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93% 2014 CUSC Middle Year Students Survey

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Applying to Nipissing

Be fully prepared to maximize your potential by making note of the following helpful information about the application process. Look for details such as how to apply, application deadlines and course prerequisites.

Q APPLYING TO STUDY FULL-TIME

Secondary School Students

Ontario secondary school students will apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 101 application process. Visit ouac.on.ca Students attending Canadian secondary schools outside Ontario will apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105D application process. Visit ouac.on.ca

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Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents Presently not Attending Secondary School

You will apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105D application process. Visit ouac.on.ca International Applicants

International applicants will apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105F application process. Visit ouac.on.ca Q APPLYING TO STUDY PART-TIME

Applicants to part-time university study or those applying for a January (Winter semester) start, apply directly to Nipissing University using the Nipissing online parttime application found at: nipissingu.ca/registrarforms


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Q CANADIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICANTS

Q INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Applying to your program of interest at Nipissing is simple – there are no hidden formulas. A minimum average of 75% is required for consideration for admission to the Concurrent Education, and Criminal Justice programs. A minimum average of 70% is required for consideration for admission to all other programs. Averages for all programs are based on your best six final 4U/4M or equivalent courses including all required courses. Please refer to the Admissions Chart on page 60 for specific course requirements.

Applicants who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with at least six subjects, including three at the higher level, with a minimum final grade total of 24, will be considered for admission. Advanced standing, to a maximum of 30 credits, may be granted for courses completed at the higher level with a grade of 5 or higher.

For general admission requirements for all Canadian provinces and territories, see page 59. The chart also outlines each provincial/territorial high school course that Nipissing University will accept as equivalent to the specific Ontario program prerequisites.

Q ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses are encouraged to submit their examination results. Official AP score reports must be sent directly to Nipissing University. Advanced standing will be granted for most AP courses completed with a grade of 4 or higher, to a maximum of 18 credits. Nipissing’s College Board number is 4149.

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admissiontoNipissing Q APPLICANTS WITH POST-SECONDARY STUDIES

Applicants who have previously attended a college or university and are eligible for admission consideration may receive transfer credit for completed studies. Official transcripts from all institutions attended are required for admission. Prerequisite subjects must be met for specific programs as outlined in the Admissions Chart at the back of this book. University Applicants

Applicants in good standing at recognized universities may apply to Nipissing University. Transfer credit is usually awarded for university courses previously completed (at an accredited university) with “C” grades or higher. Depending on the program applied to, transfer credit is not normally granted for practical or clinical courses taken in specific areas such as Engineering, Physical and Health Education, Dance, etc. Students enrolled at other universities may apply to take Nipissing University courses for transfer credit to their home university via a Letter of Permission. Letter of Permission applicants apply directly to Nipissing University at nipissingu.ca/registrarforms College Applicants

International applicants do not typically qualify for transfer credit for previously completed post-secondary courses at non-Canadian institutions. Part-time university study is not available to international students. International secondary school applicants are eligible for Nipissing’s Entrance Scholarships starting at $1,500 for “A” average students. Applicants from The United States

Applicants graduating with a “B” average from Grade 12 at an accredited secondary school and presenting high scores in SAT Reasoning or ACT examinations (minimum score of 24) including the Writing Test component and at least two SAT Subject Tests or AP /IB subjects appropriate to their proposed area of study are normally eligible for admission. Scores below 500 in any part of the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Tests are not acceptable. Please refer to the Admissions Chart at the back of this book for specific subject requirements. Nipissing’s SAT code is 4149 and ACT code is 5167. Other applicants from the U.S. must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) at an accredited post-secondary institution (U.S. applicants who have completed more than 30 semester credits at an accredited postsecondary institution will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit/advanced standing).

Applicants from colleges who have completed a recognized diploma program with a minimum 70% overall average are normally eligible for admission consideration. Some programs are restricted to applicants with higher averages. Applicants who have not completed a diploma program must present proof of having completed a minimum of one full year in a recognized college diploma program or completion of a certificate program with an overall 70% average in order to be considered.

Applicants from Great Britain and Other Countries with GCE Equivalents

Q MATURE STUDENTS

Other International Applicants

Applicants who are not admissible to Nipissing University based on previous academic results may be considered for admission on probation. Full academic disclosure is required and official transcripts must be submitted. Mature students who qualify for admission will be considered for full-time admission on probation with a reduced course load to a maximum of 24 credits. Mature student applicants must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, must be 20 years of age or older by the end of the semester in which they wish to enrol, and must have been away from formal academic education for at least the previous two years.

Applicants possessing the requirements necessary for admission to a recognized university in their home country will normally be eligible for admissions consideration. For country specific admission requirements visit: nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

Mature student applicants to Bachelor of Science degrees or Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science, Economics or Mathematics, must present the 4U or equivalent program specific prerequisites as listed in the Admissions Chart at the back of this book. Mature student applicants to limited enrolment programs (Nursing and Physical and Health Education) are not able to apply for direct entry admission consideration to these programs. Mature student applicants interested in these programs may be admitted to another program and apply for transfer consideration for the following year. For transfer consideration, applicants will need to present the 4U or equivalent program specific prerequisites as listed in the Admissions Chart at the back of this book. Q INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Applicants will be expected to show proof of English proficiency and must have completed courses in certain academic disciplines depending upon the degree program to which they’ve applied. For guidance, please refer to the Admissions Chart at the back of this book.

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Applicants must present the General Certificate of Education (GCE) with satisfactory standing in at least five academic subjects, two of which must be at the advanced level or satisfactory standing in at least four academic subjects, three of which must be at the advanced level. Two Advanced Supplementary/Advanced Subsidiary (AS) subjects are considered equal to one Advanced Level subject for admissions purposes.

Proof of Proficiency in English

All student visa applicants from areas where the language of instruction is not English are required to supply proof of proficiency in English. International applicants studying in Canada on a student visa authorization, who have attended an Ontario secondary school, or a Nipissing University approved school, full-time for at least the past three years, are exempt. Permanent resident applicants whose first language is not English may also be required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Permanent resident applicants, who have lived at least three years in Canada, or in a predominantly English-speaking country, are exempt. Acceptable proof of English proficiency is: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 PBT, or 80 iBT (minimum 20 in each section); • the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 90; • the Canadian Assessment of English Language (CAEL) with a minimum score of 60; • the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0); or • the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum overall score of 55 and a minimum score of 55 in writing. Applicants should note the Nipissing University TOEFL code is #3614. •


Out of Province Admission Requirements This table shows the high school courses for all provinces and territories that are equivalent to the admission requirements for Ontario students. Admission requirements for Ontario students can be found on the next page. Ontario

General Requirements

English 4U

Biology 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

If Advanced Functions 4U or 4U Mathematics is required

Introduction to Kinesiology 4U

Alberta/NWT/ Nunavut

Secondary School Diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31 including program specific prerequisites.

English 30 or ELA 30-1

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Physics 30

Math 31

Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 (Math 30-1 must be presented if Advanced Functions is specifically stated)

N/A

British Columbia/ Yukon

Secondary School Diploma with four academic level Grade 12 courses (courses with % grades not letter grades) including program specific prerequisites. Provincial exams are not required.

English 12 or English 12: First Peoples

Biology 12

Chemistry 12

Physics 12

Calculus 12

Principles of Math 12

N/A

Manitoba

Secondary School Diploma with five academic 40 level courses including program specific prerequisites.

English 40S

Biology 40S

Chemistry 40S

Physics 40S

Pre-Calculus 40S

Applied Math 40S

N/A

New Brunswick

Secondary School Diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses number 121 or 122 (courses numbered 120 may be considered) including program specific prerequisites.

English 121 or 122

Biology 121 or 122

Chemistry 121 or 122

Physics 121 or 122

Advanced Math with an Introduction to Calculus 120

Trigonometry & 3-Space 121/122

N/A

Newfoundland

Secondary School Diploma with six two-credit academic courses at level 3000 including program specific prerequisites.

English 3201

Biology 3201

Chemistry 3202

Physics 3204

Math 3207

Math 3204 or Math 3205

N/A

Nova Scotia

Secondary School Diploma with five academic or advanced Grade 12 courses including program specific prerequisites.

English 12 or English 12: African Heritage

Biology 12

Chemistry 12

Physics 12

Pre-Calculus 12

Math 12

N/A

Prince Edward Island

Secondary School Diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses numbered 611 or 621 including program specific prerequisites.

English 621A

Biology 621A

Chemistry 611A or 621A

Physics 621A

Math 611B

Math 621B (Math 621A may be used to satisfy a nonspecific 4U Math prerequisite)

N/A

Quebec (CEGEP)*

One year of CEGEP completed with a minimum of 12 academic subjects including program specific prerequisites.

2 semester courses in English (603 series)

2 semester courses in Biology (101 series)

2 semester courses in Chemistry (202 series)

2 semester courses in Physics (203 series)

Calculus I & II

Linear Algebra I & II

N/A

Quebec (Private)

Secondary School Diploma with six academic Grade 12 courses including program specific prerequisites.

Grade 12 English

Grade 12 Biology

Grade 12 Chemistry

Grade 12 Physics

Grade 12 Calculus

Grade 12 Math

N/A

Saskatchewan

Secondary School Diploma with five academic Grade 12 courses at the 30 level including program specific prerequisites.

English A30 and B30

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Physics 30

Calculus 30

Math B30 and C30

N/A

*Applicants from Quebec who have completed more than one year of CEGEP (more than 12 courses) will be considered for admission with advanced standing. Applicants who have completed the DEC program at a CEGEP with a cumulative average of “B� or better will be considered for admission with advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credits. Prerequisite subjects will apply.

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Admissions Chart The following chart lists prerequisite courses required for Nipissing University degree programs in 2015. Degree Program

OUAC Application Program Codes

Minimum Average

Majors

Required 4U or Equivalent

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

PA

70%

Anthropology, Child and Family Studies 7,8,9, Classical Studies, English Studies, Environmental Geography 2,4, Gender Equality and Social Justice, Geography 2,4, History, Liberal Arts, Native Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology 7,8,9, Religions and Cultures, Social Welfare and Social Development, Sociology

English

Economics

English; one Mathematics

Computer Science5, Mathematics5

English; Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics

PAJ

75%

Criminal Justice – Corrections; Criminal Justice Studies; Criminology; or Policing streams

English

Bachelor of Business Administration 6,10,12,13,14 (BBA)

PBA

70%

Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; Finance; Marketing; Organizational Studies; or Technology Management streams

English (one Mathematics is recommended) 1

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

PFA

70%

English

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE)

PPE

70%

English; one of Biology or Introduction to Kinesiology (formerly Exercise Science); (Chemistry and one Mathematics are recommended)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

PS

70%

Biology3

English; Biology; Chemistry; one of Calculus and Vectors or Advanced Functions

Computer Science5

English; Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Environmental Biology and Technology

English; Biology; Chemistry; one of Calculus and Vectors, Advanced Functions or Physics

Environment and Physical Geography2,4

English; Mathematics; one of Chemistry or Physics

Liberal Science – Sequence in two of Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, or Mathematics

English; two of Chemistry, Mathematics (either Calculus and Vectors or Advanced Functions) or Physics

Mathematics5

English, Calculus and Vectors; Advanced Functions; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Psychology 3,7,8,9

English; Calculus and Vectors; one of Chemistry or Physics

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

PSN

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)11

PSW

70%

English (minimum grade 70%)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) combined with Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)6,10,12,13,14

PAB or PSS

70%

The regular requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) major to which the person has applied.

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70% 2016 cut-off: 78%-82%

English; Biology; Chemistry (one Mathematics is recommended)


Degree Program

Concurrent Bachelor of Arts (BA)/ Bachelor of Education (BEd)

OUAC Application Program Codes

Minimum Average

Majors

Required 4U or Equivalent

Primary/Junior

PE

75%

Junior/Intermediate

PEA

English (minimum grade of 70%); one 3U, 3M, or 4U Mathematics (minimum grade of 60%)

Intermediate/Senior

PEB

Child and Family Studies 7,8,9, Classical Studies, English Studies, Environmental Geography2,4, Gender Equality and Social Justice, Geography2,4, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology 7,8,9, Religions and Cultures, Social Welfare and Social Development, Sociology Computer Science5, Mathematics5

English (minimum grade of 70%); Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics (4U Mathematics courses are required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

75%

Criminal Justice – Corrections; Criminal Justice Studies; Criminology; or Policing streams

English (minimum grade of 70%); one 3U, 3M, or 4U Mathematics (minimum grade of 60%)

75%

Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; Finance; Marketing; Organizational Studies; or Technology Management streams

English (minimum grade of 70%); one 3U, 3M, or 4U Mathematics (minimum grade of 60%); (one 4U Mathematics is recommended) 1

Primary/Junior

PED

Junior/Intermediate

PEF

Intermediate/Senior

PEG

Concurrent Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 6,10,12,13,14 /Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Primary/Junior

PEL

Junior/Intermediate

PEM

Intermediate/Senior

PEN

Concurrent Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)/ Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Primary/Junior

PEH

Junior/Intermediate

PEI

Intermediate/Senior

PEK

Concurrent Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE)/ Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Primary/Junior

PEO

Junior/Intermediate

PEQ

Intermediate/Senior

PER

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10

11

12 13 14

75%

English (minimum grade of 70%); one 3U, 3M, or 4U Mathematics (minimum grade of 60%)

75%

English (minimum grade of 70%); one of Biology or Introduction to Kinesiology (formerly Exercise Science); one 3U, 3M, or 4U Mathematics (minimum grade of 60%); (Chemistry and one 4U Mathematics are recommended)

Students admitted without a 4U Mathematics or equivalent will be required to complete MATH 1911 or MATH 1912 in their first year. A Certificate in Geomatics is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Neuroscience is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Environmental Management is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Game Design and Development is available to students pursuing a degree in these majors. An iLEAD Business Experience Certificate is available to students pursuing one of these degrees. A Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Lifespan is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Applied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Human Resources Management is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. During Year 2 of the Bachelor of Social Work program, students must apply for admission consideration to the professional years (Years 3 & 4) of the program. Admission to the first or second year of the Bachelor of Social Work program does not guarantee acceptance into the professional years. A Certificate in Entrepreneurial Finance is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. A Certificate in Financial Product Sales Professional is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. A Certificate in Financial Services is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree.

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Concurrent Bachelor of Science (BSc)/ Bachelor of Education (BEd)

OUAC Application Program Codes

Minimum Average

Majors

Required 4U or Equivalent

Primary/Junior

PES

75%

Biology 3

Junior/Intermediate

PET

Intermediate/Senior

PEU

English (minimum grade of 70%); Biology; Chemistry; one of Calculus and Vectors or Advanced Functions (4U Mathematics courses are required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

Computer Science5

English (minimum grade of 70%); Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4U Mathematics courses are required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

Environmental Biology and Technology

English (minimum grade of 70%); Biology; Chemistry; one of Calculus and Vectors, Advanced Functions or Physics (4U Mathematics courses are required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

Environment and Physical Geography2,4

English (minimum grade of 70%); Mathematics; one of Chemistry or Physics (a 4U Mathematics course is required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

Mathematics5

English (minimum grade of 70%); Calculus and Vectors; Advanced Functions; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4U Mathematics courses are required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

Psychology 3,7,8,9

English (minimum grade of 70%); Calculus and Vectors; one of Chemistry or Physics (a 4U Mathematics course is required for admission and a minimum grade of 60% must be achieved in one of 3U, 3M or 4U Mathematics)

The following Certificates are available to all students pursuing any degree: • • • • • •

Aboriginal Leadership Bilingualism Digital Humanities Forest Resource Management and Conservation Health Studies and Gerontology Peace and Violence Prevention

For out-of-province admission requirements, see page 59. For international admission requirements, visit www.nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

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Open Houses

Fall 2016: Saturday, October 29, 2016 March Break 2017: Saturday, March 11, 2017 SPOILER ALERT: you will want to stay. The majority of students who come for a visit choose to call Nipissing home, but see for yourself why this is where you belong. Visit our beautiful campus, and check out some of the best residences in Canada, our award-winning library and new athletic centre. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, and hit us with your questions about academic programs, admissions, and residence life.

Debwendizon

Fall 2016: Tuesday, Nov. 22, & Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016 In Anishnaabemwin debwendizon is related to the Seven Grandfather Teachings – the teaching of debwewin or truth – and means “to believe in yourself.” We encourage Aboriginal people to visit campus to meet faculty, students, and staff who are a part of our campus community. You will participate in hands-on learning and see why you belong at Nipissing University. To register visit www.nipissingu.ca/debwendizon

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