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experienceNU Table of Contents NU ADVANTAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IT’S YOUR MONEY Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5 Government Assistance, Work Study Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Create a Financial Plan, Meal Plan Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 NU PROGRAM OPTIONS Majors and Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dual Degrees, Professional and Graduate Programs, Additional Credentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SCHULICH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 INDIGENOUS INITIATIVES Enji Giigdoyang: The Office Of Indigenous Initiatives, Aboriginal Advantage Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Debwendizon, Diploma Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Experiential Learning Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 NU STUDENT LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 NU SERVICES FOR STUDENTS   Accessibility Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18   Study Abroad: International Initiatives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19   Off Campus Living, Student Counselling, Student Learning and Transitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 NU ATHLETICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 NIPISSING UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION (NUSU)   Health and Dental Plan, NUSU Crew, NUSU Cares, Foodbank . . . . . . . . . . . 24  Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26   NUSU Events to Remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 RESIDENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 ADMISSION TO NIPISSING To Do List and Important Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Applying to Nipissing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Out of Province Admission Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Admissions Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 CAMPUS MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover

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NUadvantages Reach your full potential with

the very best undergraduate experience

NIPISSING RANKED

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STUDENT SATISFACTION in

among primarily undergraduate universities in Ontario – Maclean’s 2018

N TIO N E T AT NEW TS DEN S T U L L I N G I N AA D O RGR ENR NDE U R A 4-YE DEGREE

The first initiative of its kind in an Ontario university, our promise further enhances Nipissing’s focus on our students’ success.

Supportive professors are accessible even outside of classroom hours.

First in Ontario in student satisfaction, third in the nation, and ranked in the top five universities in Canada in the areas of student services, residence living, student life staff, mental health services, and sexual assault prevention, Nipissing is a known leader in providing a top-notch student-focused education. The advantages work in your favour while you are a student and after graduation.

The current rate of employment for Nipissing graduates is already above the provincial average, but our promise further demonstrates the University’s confidence in the quality of programming, teaching, career development and overall student experience. If you can’t find a job following graduation, Nipissing invites you to return for another year, tuition-free for up to 30 additional credits if you have not secured career-related employment 6 months after completing your undergrad degree.* For all the details visit:

nipissingu.ca/nupromise *Terms and conditions apply. Visit our website for more information.

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N IPISSIN G’S S T U D E N T T O FAC U LT Y R AT I O

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

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

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

Nipissing offers a friendly community feel, and a safe, personalized student experience. 3


It’syourmoney Scholarships, bursaries and awards

55% O F O U R FI RS T YE A R S T U D EN TS RECEIVE A N EN TR A N CE SCH O L A RS H I P

Q Q IF YOU GET THE MARKS, YOU GET THE MONEY.

Scholarships are your reward for strong academic achievement. 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, 2019. 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

Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships Admission Average†

Year 1

Average needed to keep scholarship◊

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$3000

$3000

$3000

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$1000

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$750

$750

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80-84%

$500

$500

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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

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Note: Students are only eligible for President’s and Carl Sanders Scholarship consideration for the first four years of study.


Q Q AWARDS AND BURSARIES

Q Q GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

There are a number of awards and bursaries based on unique criteria like

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. 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

financial need demonstrated citizenship • volunteerism • your program of interest • home town. Apply for these even before you’ve received your Offer of Admission by completing and submitting the appropriate application form(s) which are due May 1. Separate applications are required for the awards listed below. • •

Chancellor’s Awards

$10,000 each • • •

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APP NO LIC N E E AT I O N Awarded D toEtwo D ! 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

Q Q NUWORK: ON-CAMPUS WORK STUDY PROGRAM

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 that 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 in August. 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

nipissingu.ca/chancellorsaward

Schulich Scholarships

$ 7,000 each •

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Entrance Bursaries and Awards

$500 – $2,500 •

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

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President’s Schola

Awarded to selected 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.

For a complete list of scholarships, awards, bursaries, and other funding options, visit nipissingu.ca/bursaries 5


It’syourmoney

Create 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 2018-2019 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

Living Off Campus

Living at Home

International Student Fees

$6,423 – $8,084

$6,423 – $8,084

$6,423 – $8,084

$19,325

$1,368

$1,368

$1,368

$1,992

$5,717 – $6,425

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$5,717 – $6,425

$1,920

$600

$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

$3,250

$3,250

$1,050

$2,500

$19,858 – $22,727

$19,461 – $24,622

$9,941 – $12,102

$32,634 – $33,842

$2,600*

Food Books and Supplies Personal Total

Living in Residence

(does not include travel home)

Optional Fees • On-campus parking (depending on lot): $161 – $255 • † Off-campus housing costs are estimated based on a 12-month lease.

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*Meal plan included in above cost for example purposes is $1100/term. Optional meal plans are available to all residence and non-residence students.

To estimate your tuition and living expenses, visit our online calculator at

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$2,600*

nipissingu.ca/tuition


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.

Our meal plans are optional and operate just like a debit card, but without the fees! For details 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 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 career opportunities are 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.

Q QU NDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY QQ

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Criminal Justice with streams in: Corrections, Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology, Policing . . . . . . page 30 Economics. . . . . . . . . . . . . page 30 English Studies. . . . . . . . . . page 32 E nvironment and Physical Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . page 34 E nvironmental Biology and Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . page 32

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Gender Equality and Social Justice

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Geography

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History

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Human Resources

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Marketing

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Art History and Visual Studies

Native Studies

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Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . page 34

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B usiness with streams in: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Organizational Studies, Marketing, Technology Management . . . page 28

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Chemistry

Political Science

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Child and Family Studies

Psychology

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Classical Studies

Religions and Cultures

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Native Studies . . . . . . . . . . page 36

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Corporate Social Responsibility

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S ocial Welfare and Social Development

Questions? Contact the Student Recruitment Office at nuinfo@nipissingu.ca or call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4200 8


Transferring to Nipissing from another post-secondary institution? Visit nipissingu.ca/transfer for more information. Based on the 2016 Ontario University Graduate Survey

Q Q DUAL DEGREES

Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degree

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

See next page for more information 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 Nursing and Social Work), and a Bachelor of Education degree. For further details see the next page or visit nipissingu.ca/concurrent

90.8% 95.7% OF NIPISSING STUDENTS FIND EMPLOYMENT WITHIN 6 MONTHS O F G R A D U AT I N G

OF NIPISSING STUDENTS FIND EMPLOYMENT WITHIN 2 YEARS O F G R A D U AT I N G

compared to the Ontario university average of 86.98%

compared to the Ontario university average of 93.56%

Q Q P ROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS

B achelor of Education (Concurrent and Consecutive) Master of Arts (History) QQ Master of Arts (Sociology) QQ Master of Education QQ Master of Environmental Science QQ Master of Environmental Studies QQ Master of Science (Kinesiology) QQ Master of Science (Mathematics) QQ PhD in Education with a focus on Educational Sustainability QQ QQ

Interested in Law School? No specific degree or major is required for admission into Law School. Nipissing offers all prerequisite courses required for admission into Ontario Law Schools. A minimum of two to three years of undergraduate study will provide eligibility.

Interested in Medical School? No specific degree or major is required for admission to Medical School. Nipissing offers all prerequisite courses required for admission to

Q Q ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

We offer certificates in: Aboriginal Leadership QQ A pplied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Lifespan QQ Archaeological Monitoring QQ Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) QQ Bilingualism QQ Digital Classics 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 QQ Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR) QQ 

Ontario Medical Schools. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on the medical 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.

Interested in an MBA? No specific degree or major is required for admission into a Master of Business Administration program. Nipissing offers all prerequisite courses required. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on grad school of choice) will provide eligibility.

Interested in Veterinary Medicine? No specific degree or major is required for admission to Veterinary Medicine. Nipissing offers all prerequisite courses required for admission into Veterinary Medicine. 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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SchulichSchoolof Education A recogniz 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.

of Education immerses teacher candidates in a series of experiential learning opportunities that range from the integration of digital technology in the classroom, to national and international experiences, to polishing résumés and interview techniques prior to the annual education career fair. Schulich School of Education graduates maintain a distinct reputation as leading-edge and professional educators.

With the delivery of well over 100 years of teacher education, combined with a rigorous offering of professional learning opportunities, the Schulich School

Consider one of two ways to earn your teaching certification: the Concurrent or the Consecutive program.

PURSUING A DEGREE IN EDUCATION

Concurrent Bachelor of Education

Consecutive Bachelor of Education

The Faculties of Arts and Science, and Applied and Professional Studies, in conjunction with the Schulich School of Education, offer concurrent education 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

19 weeks of practicum + 60 hours of Community Leadership Experience (CLE)

19 weeks of practicum + 60 hours of Community Leadership Experience (CLE)

English Public school boards, English Separate school boards, and First Nations or federally administered schools

English Public school boards, English Separate school boards, and First Nations or federally administered schools

Choose one of the following: P/J – (J/K to Grade 6) P/J – French as a Second Language* J/I – (Grades 4 to 10) I/S – (Grades 7 to 12)

Choose one of the following: P/J – (J/K to Grade 6) P/J – French as a Second Language* J/I – (Grades 4 to 10) I/S – (Grades 7 to 12)

Division

P/J =Primary/Junior

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J/I = Junior/Intermediate

I/S = Intermediate/Senior

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Education student earns volunteer medal Michelle Schenk is a person who loves to get involved, especially if it means helping others. The geography and concurrent education student was recently celebrated for her efforts by the province of Ontario with an Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, the highest honour young Ontarians can receive for volunteer service. Schenk was one of only 10 Ontarians who received the award. A dedicated advocate for individuals with disabilities, Schenk served in 2017/2018 as the President of the Nipissing University chapter of Best Buddies, an on-campus club that works to create lasting friendships between students and people with intellectual disabilities. Previous volunteerism on campus includes the Biidaaban Academic Support Tutoring Program and NU Reads.

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“We are very impressed with Nipissing’s Education Career Fair and the quality of graduates from the Schulich School of Education. The students are always well prepared, have strong resumes, and are interested in learning more about what the OCDSB has to offer. Over the last couple of years, the number of new teacher positions at the OCDSB has grown and we are continuing to add teaching positions. We have traditionally enjoyed great success with Nipissing University graduates.” Barry Scott, Human Resources Officer, Ottawa Carleton District School Board “Nipissing’s Education Career Fair is extremely well organized and thoughtfully designed. The students are well organized, they ask smart questions, look professional and have given some thought to what they want in their career. We work with a lot of First Nations communities and the Nipissing students are prepared and knowledgeable about Indigenous education. It’s wonderful to meet future teachers who are so well-informed and open to working in the North.” Mattie Goetstouwers, Teacher Recruitment Manager, Teach for Canada

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NUIndigenous Initiatives Enji giigdoyang - “where we come to meet, and talk about things”

Q Q ENJI GIIGDOYANG – THE OFFICE OF INDIGENOUS INITIATIVES

Q Q ABORIGINAL ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (AAP)

Email: indigenousprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/indigenous

Email: indigenousprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/indigenous

We welcome Indigenous families, Elders, youth and children within inclusive and intergenerational programs in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. In the Nipissing dialect of Anishnaabemwin, Enji giigdoyang means, “where we come to meet and talk about things.” We enhance the educational experience through a holistic approach to academic, personal, and cultural support.

Nipissing University’s Aboriginal Advantage Program is a full-time, first year transition-to-university program for Indigenous students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree, and may want or need additional cultural, personal, and/or academic resources.

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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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To apply to the Aboriginal Advantage Program, prospective students can find the printable application form at nipissingu.ca/indigenous For more information, please contact the Student Success and Development Coordinator at indigenousprograms@nipissingu.ca


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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 camp called NU Science Explorations.

Q Q DEBWENDIZON

Email: indigenousprograms@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/debwendizon November 2018

In Anishnaabemwin, debwendizon is related to the Seven Grandfather Teachings – the teaching of debwewin or truth – and means “to believe in yourself.” Debwendizon is an annual Indigenous Youth Education Gathering held on campus in late Fall. In this interactive visit to Nipissing University, Indigenous youth will participate in a series of hands-on learning activities led by our campus community – Indigenous university students, faculty, and Office of Indigenous Initiatives staff. You will experience first-hand why you belong at Nipissing University!

Q Q DIPLOMA PROGRAMS 

INDIGENOUS TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (ITEP)

The Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) diploma/degree program is available for individuals of Indigenous ancestry. You are eligible if you have successfully completed one of the following from an accredited university or college: • • • •

An undergraduate degree Early Childhood Education (ECE) Aboriginal/Native Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ACADP/NCADP) Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC)

This summer intensive program prepares individuals to develop teaching strategies, technological skills and curriculum knowledge within an indigenous worldview. The program’s structure allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and to return to employment during the academic year. Upon completion, successful applicants will earn a Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers in the Primary/Junior Divisions. For full details see: nipissingu.ca/indigenousprograms

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NUindigenousinitiatives experiences. Students make a difference by investing time and energy in the local community, putting classroom learning into practice. BCSL builds meaningful relationships with local communities. A specialized focus of BCSL is increasing literacy and numeracy with Indigenous youth through Biidaaban Youth Groups and Biidaaban Academic Support programs. BCSL participants receive training from Educators, Elders and Faculty prior to engaging with community. WIIDOOKTAADWIN INDIGENOUS MENTORSHIP INITIATIVES

I NDIGENOUS CLASSROOM ASSISTANT DIPLOMA PROGRAM (ICADP)

The Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ICADP) offers its candidates the opportunity to explore the role of the classroom assistant who works with Indigenous children in elementary public and First Nation schools. Students explore culturally relevant pedagogical understandings in working with elementary students of all academic levels in numerous subject areas. Practicum experiences allow students to connect educational theory with practical applications in the classroom and the entire school. Our graduates return to their classrooms with newly acquired skills and knowledge gained from the Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program to assist Indigenous children in elementary classrooms across the province. For full details see: nipissingu.ca/indigenousprograms 

T EACHER OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TILSL)

The TILSL Program provides students who are fluent in the languages of Anishnaabemwin, Cree, Lunaape, Mohawk and Cayuga 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 Indigenous traditional teachings and Indigenous languages as a subject within First Nation and Ontario public schools from grades Kindergarten to 12. The program’s structure allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and to return to employment during the academic year. For full details see: nipissingu.ca/indigenousprograms

Q Q EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES BIIDAABAN COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING

Biidaaban is an Anishnaabe word that 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 volunteer placements in community organizations, students apply classroom theory to real-world

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Q Q DIPLOMA PROGRAMS (CONTINUED)

Wiidooktaadwin is an Anishnaabe word that means “helping one another.” Wiidooktaadwin connects Indigenous Nipissing University students with Indigenous youth in local secondary schools. Every school year begins with an opening by an Elder in a teaching circle. Seven sessions are led by mentors in the schools, framed in the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Topics covered in Mentor sessions include leadership in community, working together, and the importance of sharing our gifts. University Mentors are asked to participate in a weekend of training, and volunteer for 2 hours weekly over 8 weeks in the Fall. In the Fall and Spring, we host two Aasgaabwitaadwin Indigenous Youth Leadership Conferences on campus. Aasgaabwitaadwin is an Anishnaabe word meaning “we are standing in support of one another.” Aasgaawitaadwin culminates in a celebration of the Wiidooktaadwin Mentorship Program for mentors, students, teachers, and community.

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Supportive professors + small classes = personaliz ed learning environment

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. University is so much more than classes, books, and studies, though. You will decide what shape your life will take, and will have easy access to all the support systems you need. You may be most surprised by the amount of learning that happens outside the classroom.

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

Nipissing University is situated on the traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation, and within the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. We also acknowledge the nearby Anishnabek communities of Dokis First Nation and Temagami First Nation. Located in North Bay, Ontario – three and a half hours north of Toronto, or four hours west of Ottawa – campus is nestled between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake and is located within a stunning 720 acres of Canadian Shield forest. Surrounded by natural beauty, Nipissing is the ideal environment for learning. With more

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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. You will feel a sense of community the moment you step onto campus. Whether you are into the arts, exploring the outdoors, or socializing with friends at any of our local restaurants within minutes of campus, check out the city’s website to get an idea of what there is to see and do in North Bay: cityofnorthbay.ca


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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NUservices forstudents Student success is our top priority NIPISSING RANKED

TOP 5 in

CANADA for

STUDENT SATISFACTION, STUDENT SERVICES, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES among primarily undergraduate universities in Canada – Maclean’s 2018

Q Q ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

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

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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.


Travel abroad with one of our partner schools Upper year students enjoy our exchange partnerships with Australia, Barbados, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Q Q S TUDY ABROAD – INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

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 semester or year 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. • 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. 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 Q OFF CAMPUS LIVING

Q Q STUDENT LEARNING AND TRANSITIONS

Email: offcampusliving@nipissingu.ca ocl.nipissingu.ca

Email: slt@nipissingu.ca nipissingu.ca/slt

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.

The Student Learning and Transitions office enhances the student experience by providing learning and development opportunities that support your academic and personal successes. Services within this office include: •

Q Q STUDENT 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: •

G ood2Talk (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

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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; career counselling; and peer tutoring.


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Nursing student earns humanitarian award Chante Ellis, a nursing student in Nipissing’s Scholar Practitioner Program, has earned a prestigious 2018 Sopman Humanitarian Award from the University Health Network. Ellis is one of 14 nursing students at the University Health Network that was nominated. She is in her first year of the 2-year Scholar Practitioner Program, an innovative second degree nursing program for university graduates looking to pursue nursing at the bachelor of science level. “When I learned about the award, I was definitely in shock, then felt extreme gratitude that my professor and preceptor recognized my ability to provide compassionate care in practice,” said Ellis. “Awards that commend student nurses are invaluable because they encourage the development of exceptional future nurses.” The awards were established by the Sopman family nearly four decades ago to recognize emerging physicians, surgeons and nurses who, in addition to their academic and clinical excellence, have demonstrated profound compassion toward their patients and colleagues.

Every year The Office of Indigenous Initiatives co-hosts a welcome powwow. Dancers, students and community are invited to participate in this celebration of song and dance.

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NUathletics Sports and fitness – bring it on !

Q Q INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Q 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. For more details visit nulakers.ca

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

We have both men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the OUA level in: • • • • • • •

Basketball Cross-country Running Hockey Nordic Skiing Rowing Soccer Volleyball

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

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Q 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 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 Squash Dance Pak

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3 gymnasiums 2 international squash courts Fitness centre with weekly fitness classes in a variety of disciplines 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 (1 right in town; and a 2nd within a 45 minute drive) Nordic ski clubs Biking paths Walking trails Golf courses Tennis courts Public beaches ideal for swimming and canoeing

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NUstudentunion Get involved and meet new people

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

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Q Q HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN

Exclusively through “We Speak Student”, NUSU is able to offer a health and dental plan to all students who pay the health plan ancillary fee. This extensive plan has been created to best suit our students’ needs. The best part is that if you already have coverage you are able to opt out of the health plan. To view the complete benefit summary of the health plan, visit wespeakstudent.com or contact our VP Communications at vpcommunications@nusu.com


Q Q COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Q Q FOOD BANK

North Bay is such an amazing community in which to get involved. NUSU works with groups such as the Nipissing Transition House, The Gathering Place, Community Living North Bay, and the Military Family Resource Centre, among others. If you want to get involved either on or off campus contact vpcommunications@nusu.com

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, drop by the NUSU office and fill out a club application package, which

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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! Here is a sampling of a few clubs and groups that are active this year.

The Lakers Competitive Cheerleading Team competed at the World Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida this year. Visit nulakers.ca for more.

Nipissing University Nursing Society (NUNS)

Alpha Phi Sigma – Criminal Justice Honour Society

The Lakers Dance Pak is a student run competition team, training in a variety of disciplines from Ballet to Hip-Hop. Visit nulakers.ca for more.

Near North Voices is North Bay’s university-community choir. Membership is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Visit nearnorthvoices.com for info.

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NUSU events to remember

Frosh Week

End of August – 1st week in September Frosh Week is undeniably one of the best weeks of university life! Every year Frosh Week offers a plethora of themed events, activities, and bonding opportunities for all participants. Make sure you buy a frosh ticket to participate! Feel free to contact the executive in charge of making Frosh Week the best by emailing vpservices@nusu.com

Shine Day – Frosh Event

September Students raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment by shining shoes, cars, windows, and anything else they can think of, with the support of the City of North Bay and its surrounding communities. We support those who have Cystic Fibrosis and their families and friends – 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 Days

September and January Nipissing Club Days offer students the chance to meet face-to-face with clubs and their 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

Wellness Week

1st and 2nd Semester During Wellness Week, we focus on the overall health of our students through advocacy, events, and awareness campaigns. If you have awesome ideas, and want to bring attention to different mental health or philanthropic initiatives, contact vpcommunications@nusu.com

Other Events

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This is only a sample of what NUSU offers throughout the year! Make sure to check out nusu.com, download our NUSUtalks app or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat or Instagram (NUSUtalks).

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NUprograms Program Descriptions Q Q ANTHROPOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts

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 fieldwork and on archeological digs. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Medicine, Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in research, museum curations, human rights advocacy, and applied archaeology Visit nipissingu.ca/anthropology • •

Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY see page 32 Q Q BUSINESS

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

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 Q BIOLOGY

Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Nipissing University’s Biology and Chemistry Department offers a flexible and dynamic approach to those who want to pursue a career in the field of Biology. The Biology program can be tailored to suit your aspirations in various fields such as, Human (medical), Veterinary, or Ecological studies, and you will be supported by a wide selection of fundamental Biology and Chemistry courses. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, which include a central analytical lab, an automated greenhouse, a three-square-kilometer research preserve, a confocal microscopy unit, animal care facilities, and a genomics/gene expression lab. As you work closely with your professors, you will find opportunities to do original research and have off-campus internship experiences with practicing professionals. Both offer ideal training if you want to pursue a health-related profession, research career, or graduate school. In addition to your Honours Bachelor of Science degree, you will have the option of earning further credentials like the Certificate in Neuroscience, or a Certificate in Forest Resource Management and Conservation. 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 •

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Q 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 • •


NIPISSING STUDENTS RECEIVED

$1.19 MILLION

IN STUDENT RESEARCH GR ANTS 2014 – 2019

Turning ideas into reality For award winning business student Jeremy Butterworth, the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course he took in 2017 instantly helped him realize his dreams. The third-year student turned his course-work into a full-fledged business opportunity, with external funding allowing him to make a reality out of his idea for a fitness-based app, named Flex. “My professors were incredibly helpful in pushing me to flesh out all aspects of the business plan, including financial forecasting and competitor analysis. They really helped me synthesize the plan to become a professional product, and also helped me to find grants that were available for young entrepreneurs. I highly recommend this course to any students interested in entrepreneurship.” Jeremy is now working with a company to develop the app and is planning to launch Flex this year.

Faculty research at Nipissing contributes toa better understanding of o  ur communitiesand ourselves.

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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Q Q CLASSICAL STUDIES

Q 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. The department of Classical Studies and Modern Languages also offers minors in both French and Spanish.

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, 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 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 with computer systems 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, Master-level Accounting Programs) • 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 Q ECONOMICS

Bachelor of Arts (three-year)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Economics is the study of how society allocates its scarce resources to satisfy needs and wants. An understanding of economics is essential for understanding how the world works. Why do we have economic booms followed by periods of slow growth and high unemployment? What determines the prices of the products we buy? How can the standard of living be so vastly different across countries? How and should the government intervene in the economy? Economics is concerned with the social science behind these kinds of questions. Our Economics program examines theories and concepts that help explain how the economy works and emphasizes how economics is connected to other disciplines such as business administration, finance, geography, political science, and psychology. The study of economics also includes the critical examination of government policies that impact on individuals, markets, and society in general. Career and Academic Options

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

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The Computer Science program provides a strong foundation in theoretical and practical applications such as neural networks, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

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Q Q ENGLISH STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science In English Studies we explore the way in which storytelling defines our lives and shapes our world. As an English Studies student, you will be challenged to think, talk and write about stories across many media, from movies, television, games, and internet culture to more traditional literature such as novels, poems, and plays. By analyzing and writing about texts of all kinds, you develop communication skills (oral and written), critical thinking, research 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 Indigenous, and you will have the chance to study newer media like digital culture, graphic novels, film and television. Your first-year experience will be in a small class setting, and you will be able to choose from topics such as the Family, Monsters and Madness, Love and Loss, and Reading Culture. Discussion 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 Early Modern Cross-dressing, Cannibalism, the Victorian Fantastic, The Lord of the Rings and American War Culture. Career and Academic Options

Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY see page 34 Q Q FINE ARTS

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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.

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 Q Q ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY see page 34

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

Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Environmental Biology and Technology program is a specialty program that focuses on developing a wide range of hands-on skills that are suitable for studying all aspects of the environment. You will gain a solid background in Biology and Chemistry during year 1 at Nipissing. Year 2 will be spent at Canadore College (conveniently located right next door) to learn a wealth of practical skills. Years 3 and 4, you will return to Nipissing for upper-year courses that provide specialty knowledge, research experience, and internship opportunities. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, which include a central analytical lab, an automated greenhouse, a three-square-kilometer research preserve, a confocal microscopy unit, animal care facilities, and a genomics/gene expression lab. This unique university/college approach creates highly employable graduates who have a solid mix of practical and theoretical skills. Once completed, you will earn both an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Nipissing University, an Environmental Technician Diploma from Canadore College, and a number of valuable environmental skills certificates. 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/environmentalbiotech •

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Q Q GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science Do you want to make the world a more just and better place? Are you passionate about issues like human rights violations, sexism, racism, homophobia, and poverty? Would you like to understand these issues better? Then the Gender Equality and Social Justice (GESJ) program is for you. GESJ is an interdisciplinary program with courses in the areas of Culture and Criticism, Power and Inequality, and Human Rights and Social Justice. We ask how race, class, colonialism, ability, sex, and gender intersect in everyday acts of power, oppression, activism, and resistance. 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. 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 • •


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Environmental scientists at Nipissing are working to help us understand our physical world, its fragilities, strengths and vast interconnectedness with research on watersheds, geopolitics and environmental history, forest resources, and water management by Indigenous communities.

See more Nipissing Fine Arts student work on Instagram: /nipissingfinearts

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 Q GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Bachelor of Arts in Geography provides a solid foundation in physical and human geography with a focus on the cultural, economic, political, and social influences.

crucial to careers and citizenship in an interconnected world. It provides the skills in research, reading, writing, presentation and respectful engagement with others that are necessary to navigate contemporary society. We specialize in a range of teaching and research fields, including the history of state violence and genocide, military history, international relations, Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations, oral history, colonialism, women’s and gender history, and environmental history, as well as medieval, early modern and modern European history, early and modern Canadian history, and U.S. history.

Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

Career and Academic Options

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Geography concentrates on the causes and effects of various environmental issues. Q Q ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Physical Geography focuses on geography as an earth science and integrates mathematics, biology, geology, chemistry, and physics with geography-specific courses. Certificates

Regardless of the Geography program you study, you 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 • • •

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

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in journalism, archival research, museum work, politics and government, as entrepreneurs in heritage, communications, business and other fields Visit nipissingu.ca/history Q 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 • •

Q 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

Q Q HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science To understand the world, you must understand the past. The past is foreign. To appreciate it is to be able to understand and empathize with others and think critically. Learning history provides a critical appreciation of difference that is

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Dr. Daniel Walters, Associate Professor in Geography, exploring the use of Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAV) for applications in precision farming.

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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Q Q MATHEMATICS

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

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 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

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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 • • •

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 Q 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 four-year, full-time 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 broad-based 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


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Human science researchers help unlock secrets of our minds and bodies, studying the effects of cannabis, the role of testosterone in behaviour, developing new pharmaceuticals, the biomechanics of the hand, and exercise physiology.

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

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.

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Q Q PHILOSOPHY

Q Q POLITICAL SCIENCE

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Thinking about a major? 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 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.

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 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 business, journalism, administration, government and social work Visit nipissingu.ca/philosophy • •

Q Q PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Offered by the Schulich School of Education The Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) is a four-year degree program that balances the discipline of kinesiology (e.g. the science-based study of human movement) with curricular opportunities that broaden socio-cultural experiences and promotes health and wellness through physical activity. Students in the BPHE program also investigate how physical activity contributes to the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals and populations. Core subject areas include: Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Development and Control, Health Promotion, Exercise Prescription and Assessment, Coaching, Leadership, and Sport and Exercise Psychology. Through the practical physical education component in each year of the program, students will also participate in a variety of physical activities and sports. A unique community leadership placement in years three and four provides opportunities for students to become a physical activity leader in the local community. Finally, the BPHE program offers students an opportunity to meet the requirements for registration in the College of Kinesiology of Ontario. Career and Academic Options • •

Graduate Studies (Kinesiology, Human Kinetics) Professional School (Education, Medicine, Kinesiology, Naturopathic Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic College, Athletic Therapy) Careers in fitness assessment and promotion, personal training, research, sports management, and coaching

Visit nipissingu.ca/bphe

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Career and Academic Options • • •

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

Visit nipissingu.ca/politicalscience Q 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 include 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 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.

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Physical and Health Education students balance the study of kinesiology with activities that promote health and wellness through physical activity.

Psychology student wearing a mobile EEG monitor.

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 SSHRCfunded 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.

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Q Q RELIGIONS AND CULTURES

Q Q SOCIAL WORK

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Social Work

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

What is the meaning of life? Does God exist? How did religion develop? Why do we die? 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.

The goal of social work is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, groups, and communities dealing with personal and/or social issues such as disability, poverty, discrimination, chronic illness, interpersonal violence, addiction or social isolation. The degree will help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to advocate for change and social improvement. The program includes course work within social sciences (which may include psychology, social welfare, religion, philosophy and sociology) as well as social work-specific content and a 900-hour field education practicum. The practicum provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical learning to supervised work in a health and social care setting. In second-year, students are required to apply for admission to the professional years (Years 3 and 4). 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 (Education, Law, MBA) Careers in politics, journalism, government, and for non-government, development, and multi-cultural organizations

Visit nipissingu.ca/religionsandcultures Q Q SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Bachelor of Arts

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 • •

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies The Social Welfare and Social Development (SWSD) 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 range of interdisciplinary courses, including a full-year seminar in community service-learning, one component of which involves volunteering with a local social agency. You can apply directly through OUAC for the collaborative Social Welfare and Social Development/Social Service Worker program. In just four years you will earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare and Social Development from Nipissing as well as a Social Service Worker diploma from Canadore College, which is conveniently located next door. You will attend Nipissing in your first, second, and fourth years. In your third-year, at Canadore, you will receive training in the practical knowledge and skills of the Social Service Worker profession. In your final semester (April-June) at Canadore, you will complete a 350-hour fieldwork placement at a local human service agency, allowing you to gain valuable experience in a workplace setting. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies (MA, MSW) Professional School (Education, Law, Social Work) • Careers in government, human service agencies, and a variety of civil society employers such as charities, trade unions, advocacy associations, interest groups, and Indigenous organizations. Visit nipissingu.ca/socialwelfare • •

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Q 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 (MA Sociology available at Nipissing) Professional School (Education, Law, MBA, MPA) • Careers in government, healthcare, corrections, policing, and research Visit nipissingu.ca/sociology • •


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Social Science researchers contribute to a better understanding of our communities and ourselves, examining Nipissing First Nation’s history, Indigenous Peoples, children’s physical activity, and how Northern Canadians acquire and maintain skills.

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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NUbest residences A private room of your Own

Our top-rated residences will make you feel right at home, and you can count on making fast friends within your residence community. Our student leaders, Residence Dons, and award-winning residence staff give tutorials on everything from the basics of laundry and cooking to making connections within the community. Our Community Assistants and Academic Dons are additional elements of support for residents in each complex to help you succeed in all aspects of student life. Equally helpful 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. Get involved in the Residents’ Council to make your mark and help shape the residence experience for all students. 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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NIPISSING RANKED

TOP 5 in

CANADA for

RESIDENCE LIVING AND STUDENT LIFE STAFF among primarily undergraduate universities in Canada – Maclean’s 2018

Q Q GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOMS IN RESIDENCE

If you are a current secondary school student who receives full-time admission by May 29, 2019, and you meet the residence application and deposit deadline of June 3, 2019, you are guaranteed a single room in a suite-style residence that comes equipped with: local telephone cable television in all bedrooms and living rooms • both wireless and wired high-speed internet access • laundry rooms • common areas and lounges All residences are smoke-free environments. • •

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Want to live with people who are into the same things you are? Nipissing can make it happen. We offer four Living Learning Communities (LLC) 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 (Usually reserved for upper year students)

Governors House Founders House

Townhouses

Chancellors House

A short walk or a 3-minute bus ride will get you from Founders and Chancellors Houses to the front door of the university.

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Q Q SUITE-STYLE RESIDENCES

Hallway Bathroom

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Bedroom

Bathroom

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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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Students relax in a common game room

TRC residences Q Q TRC – TOWNHOUSE RESIDENCE COMPLEX

• Main Level

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

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Our residences offer top-notch programming

and support for students through the school year

Stress relief: therapy dogs visit weekly.

A free bus service travels from residences to the grocery store and back again.

A volunteer to cuddle kitties at the Humane Society.

Zumba class during a new student orientation event.

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Residence events and activities help you form lifelong friendships and socializ e all year long.

Snow Angels and Hot Chocolate! In 2nd semester the Residents’ Council hosts the annual Winter Carnival.

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Enjoy the groomed trails right on campus – bring your cross country skis, or sign out a pair of snowshoes and get hiking!

When the weather gets cold enough, the residence skating rink is flooded for students to skate for fun or play a game of shinny!

The annual Residence Formal and semesterly banquets provide residents with great food and a chance to kick back and relax.

Frosh week teams prepare for some friendly competition.

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Applyingfor

admissionto Nipissingin2019 To do list with dates and events to remember

Q Q C HECK TO SEE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Q Q O FFERS OF ADMISSION ARE SENT OUT FROM NIPISSING BETWEEN JANUARY AND MAY

To be considered for admission, be sure you will have earned all the required and/ or recommended secondary school courses you need for admission to your program of choice. See the admissions chart at the end of this book.

Check your mailbox! Offers of Admission are made during this period.

Q Q OCTOBER 27, 2018 – OPEN HOUSE EVENT

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 Q Q APPLY ONLINE AT: ouac.on.ca

To be admitted full-time to an Ontario university, you will apply to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) If you are currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school, your guidance counsellor will give you a Personal Identification Number (PIN) so that you can access the OUAC site and follow the application process. You will receive a confirmation email from Nipissing to confirm receipt of your application.

Q Q C HECK THE STUDENT PORTAL ON mynipissing.ca USING WEBADVISOR

You don’t have to wait for an Offer of Admission to start checking the student portal. In fact, your login information was sent to you in your acknowledgement package. Your account will allow you to track your admission status online, and apply for a private room in residence. Q Q SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 OPEN HOUSE EVENT

If you missed the Fall Open House, come see us on your March break and 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 Q APRIL 1, 2019

Transfer, mature, and International students, and Canadian secondary school students from outside Ontario, are expected to submit application forms to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) by this date. Use the 105D application form.

Q Q YAY! AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PACKAGE!

After you have applied through OUAC, you will receive an acknowledgement package through the mail from the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing. Packages are mailed starting in November and confirm for you that we’ve received your application and that you are being considered for admission to Nipissing.

Q Q A PRIL – MAY OFFERS OF ADMISSION TO LIMITED ENROLMENT PROGRAMS

Q Q JANUARY 16, 2019 IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY

Q Q MAY 1, 2019 ENTRANCE AWARDS APPLICATIONS DUE DATE

Ontario secondary school students are expected to submit application forms to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by this date. Ontario secondary school students use the OUAC 101 application form.

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

You do not have to wait for an Offer of Admission to apply for the Chancellors Scholarships,Schulich Scholarships, and all awards and bursaries. Forms can be found at nipissingu.ca/studentfinancialservices


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Q Q MAY 29, 2019 – RESPONSE DATE

Q Q REGISTRATION INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU IN JUNE

Secondary school applicants should receive one of three responses from Nipissing: 1) Offer of Admission to your program of choice or an Alternate Offer; or

This information will explain the process of selecting the courses you will take and will provide further details about your New Student Orientation event.

2) D elay of decision notification pending your response to our letter of request for specific additional information; or

Q Q JULY 2019 – NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

3) Refusal. Secondary school students receiving a full-time Offer of Admission by this date are eligible for a guaranteed spot in residence. Q Q JUNE 3, 2019 – ACCEPT OUR OFFER BY THIS DATE

Accept our Offer of Admission on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website. Q Q S UBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION DEPOSIT TO NIPISSING BY JUNE 3, 2019 Q Q A PPLY FOR RESIDENCE BY SUBMITTING YOUR RESIDENCE APPLICATION FORM AND DEPOSIT BY JUNE 3, 2019

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a one-day orientation program for all new students and their supporters, designed to introduce the Nipissing University services and programs available to support student success, and build connections to the Lakers community. Q 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 Q LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER – STUDENTS MOVE-IN

Make new friends, explore your interests, and let your academic journey begin!

Guarantee your spot in residence! The Offer of Admission package you received from us will provide instructions on how to apply and make online payments. Requests for special accommodations in residence through Accessibility Services should also be completed by this date.

If you have admissions questions, contact admissions@nipissingu.ca or call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4600

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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 on how to apply, application deadlines and course prerequisites.

Q 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 Q Q CANADIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICANTS

Q 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 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

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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 at the back of this book for specific course requirements. For general admission requirements for all Canadian provinces and territories, see page 55. The chart also outlines each provincial/territorial high school course that Nipissing University will accept as equivalent to the specific Ontario program prerequisites. Q Q INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

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


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standing, to a maximum of 30 credits, may be granted for courses completed at the higher level with a grade of 5 or higher. Q 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. Q 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

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. Q Q MATURE STUDENTS

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. 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.

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admissiontoNipissing Q Q INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

We’re excited that you want to study at Nipissing and we want to welcome you into this inclusive and friendly community. We hope you enjoy your new Laker status, and that you will quickly feel right at home. Successful applicants will be able to show proof of English proficiency and will 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. International secondary school applicants are eligible for Nipissing’s Entrance Scholarships starting at $1,500 for “A” average students. International applicants do not typically qualify for transfer credit for previously completed post-secondary courses at non-Canadian institutions, and at this time, part-time university study is unavailable to international students.

2. Completion of three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the dominant language. These years must be immediately prior to attending Nipissing University. 3. Achieve the required proficiency level on one of the following tests of English language proficiency: a. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score of 86 (iBT) with no score below 20 in any section. The Nipissing University TOEFL institution code is #3614 b. International English Language Test Service (IELTS): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0. c. The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): minimum overall score of 90%. d. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): minimum score of 60. e. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: minimum overall score of 55 with a minimum score of 55 in writing. f. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum overall score of 176 with no less than 176 in each skill (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) and Use of English.

American School System

Applicants graduating with a “B” average from Grade 12 at an accredited secondary school and presenting high SAT scores or ACT examinations (minimum score of 24) and at least two SAT Subject Tests or AP /IB subjects appropriate to their proposed area of study are normally eligible for admission. 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). British Patterned Education

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. Advanced standing credit may be awarded for A level results. Cambridge Pre-U Diploma with a minimum of M3 in at least 3 principal subjects. Pre-U certificates may be presented in lieu of A levels. Pre-U Principal Subject courses may be considered for advanced standing credit. Other International Applicants

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 Proof of Proficiency in English

All applicants to Nipissing University undergraduate degree programs (excluding BEd) from countries where the dominant language of instruction is other than English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English for admission consideration. Permanent Resident applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Permanent Resident applicants whose first language is not English but who have lived at least three years in Canada, or a country where English is the dominant language may be exempt. Applicants can demonstrate proficiency in one of the following ways: 1. Completion of three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending Nipissing University.

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4. Completion of an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma with a minimum score of 5 or better in HL or SL English A: Literature or HL or SL English A: Language and Literature. 5. Graduate from a regionally accredited US secondary school and achieve a minimum score of 4 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition. 6. Achieve a minimum grade of B in GCSE, IGCSE or GCE Ordinary Level English Literature or English Language, a minimum grade of C in GCE A Level or AS Level or AICE or CAPE English or English Language, or a minimum score of M3 in Cambridge Pre-U English. 7. Achieve a minimum score of 75% or better in the All India Senior Secondary School Certificate (ISSC) Core or Functional English or the Indian School Certificate (ISC) English, issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Applicants who have met all of Nipissing University’s admission requirements except for the English language proficiency requirement can enroll in an EAP program. Applicants who enroll in one of the following programs will receive a conditional offer of admission. By successfully completing the program level indicated below, applicants can begin their studies at Nipissing University without further testing. • • • • • •

UOIT English Language Centre: Level 5 AYJ Global EAP Program: Highest Level Brock University’s Intensive English Language Program: Level 5 Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI): Advanced Level 10 Capital English Solutions: College/University Preparation Course (CUPIC) CultureWorks: Level 7

Applicants who have successfully completed EAP programs associated with other Canadian universities and obtained that university’s minimum level for admission consideration may also be considered to have met Nipissing University’s English language proficiency requirement. Alternatively, Nipissing University may enter into an agreement with a Languages Canada accredited program/school to offer such services on its campus, with similar minimum levels of proficiency.


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 English 12 advanced Grade 12 courses including program specific or English prerequisites. 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 2019. Please note that English refers to one of ENG4U, EAE4U or NBE4U. Degree Program

OUAC Application Program Codes

Minimum Average

Majors

Required 4U or Equivalent

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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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% 2018 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

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)

3 4 5 6 7 8

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 Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. 9 A Certificate in Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. 10 A Certificate in Human Resources Management is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. 11 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. 12 A Certificate in Entrepreneurial Finance is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. 13 A Certificate in Financial Product Sales Professional is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. 14 A Certificate in Financial Services is available to students pursuing a BBA or BComm degree. 1 2

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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)

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)

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)

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 Archaeological Monitoring Bilingualism   Digital Classics Digital Humanities Forest Resource Management and Conservation Health Studies and Gerontology Peace and Violence Prevention

For out-of-province admission requirements, see page 55. For international admission requirements, visit www.nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

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