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ADMISSIONS 2018

North Bay, Ontario

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Right where I belong

25 years young and looking toward a bright future


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Table of Contents NU ADVANTAGES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

The New U.

IT’S YOUR MONEY Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Government Assistance, Work Study Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Create a Financial Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 NU PROGRAM OPTIONS Majors and Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dual Degrees, Professional and Graduate Programs, Additional Credentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SCHULICH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of Education 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   Dates and Events to Remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 NU ATHLETICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 NIPISSING UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION (NUSU)   Health and Dental Plan, NUSU Crew, NUSU Cares, Foodbank . . . . . . . . . . . 28  Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30   NUSU Events to Remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 PROGRAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 RESIDENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46   Residence Events and Important Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 ADMISSION TO NIPISSING Important Dates, Applications, Offers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Applying to Nipissing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Out of Province Admission Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Admissions Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 CAMPUS MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover

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Nipissing’s story is one of determination, growth and success. We celebrate the people behind our history, and recognize the 25 years of tremendous progress since becoming The New U in 1992. In December 2017, Nipissing University will celebrate the 25th anniversary since receiving its independent degreegranting status. In this guide, we pay homage to the original 1992 poster series that was distributed to announce the newest university in Canada. The series playfully featured classical icons representing the arts, sciences and humanities on campus, contrasting the past with current tools and accessories to announce The New U. Our evolution continues as we look to the future with a focus on providing the best student experience, offering innovative programs, fostering dynamic research and cultivating a supportive and inclusive campus.


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

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1 Main Campus 2 Harris Learning Library 3 R.J.  Surtees

Student Athletics Centre

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

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

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

ibelongatnipissingu.ca


NUadvantages Reach your full potential with

the very best undergraduate experience

Supportive professors are accessible even outside of classroom hours.

Nipissing is known nationally as a leader in student satisfaction and for its ability to provide a student-focused education within a supportive community. Our faculty and staff truly care about your learning experience and your progress. You will earn a quality education from firstrate professors who encourage meaningful dialogue and self-expression in class, collaboration between peers, and continued involvement — even after graduation.

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


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Satisfaction with decision to attend Nipissing University Survey Results

89%RATED

Very Satisfied/Satisfied

91%

2016 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

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

2015 CUSC Graduating Students Survey

Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

90%

First-Year Students

86%

96% Senior Year Students

2016 CUSC First-Year Student Survey

2014 NSSE Students Survey

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

99%

Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

2016 CUSC First-Year Student Survey

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

Very Satisfied/ Satisfied with Nipissing University Residences

90%

Would recommend Nipissing University to others 2016 CUSC First-Year Student Survey

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


It’syourmoney Scholarships, bursaries and awards

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

Your final grades make a big difference. We calculate scholarship averages using your best six final 4U/4M marks (or final IB score including bonus points) completed as of June 30, 2018. 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

Q Q GUARANTEED ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Admission Average†

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$750

$750

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80-84%

$500

$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

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

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55% of our first-year students receive an entrance scholarship.

Q Q AWARDS AND BURSARIES

Q Q GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

Applications are required for the awards listed below:

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

Chancellor’s Awards

$10,000 each •

Awarded to two first-year students

Entering full-time undergraduate studies (first entry only)

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

APPLY by May 1: nipissingu.ca/chancellorsaward

Schulich Scholarships

$ 7,000 each •

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 early. It is expected that students will have explored all possible funding options, including OSAP, before applying for this program. Find applications and more information at nipissingu.ca/financialaid/nuwork

Awarded to 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.

APPLY by May 1: nipissingu.ca/schulichscholarships

Entrance Bursaries and Awards • •

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

APPLY by May 1: nipissingu.ca/entranceawards

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

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President’s Schola

$500 – $2,500

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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 2017-2018 costs for the 8-month academic term and are subject to change from year to year.

Studying in North Bay Tuition Ancillary Fees

Living in Residence

Living Off Campus

Living at Home

International Student Fees

$6,236 – $7,849

$6,236 – $7,849

$6,236 – $7,849

$19,325

$1,335

$1,335

$1,335

$1,947

$5,767 – $6,475

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$5,767 – $6,475

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$500 – $1,000

$3,250

$3,250

$1,050

$2,500

$19,688 – $22,509

$17,241 – $21,354

$9,721 – $11,834

$32,639 – $33,847

(includes a City of North Bay transit pass)

Housing

$2,600*

Food Books and Supplies Personal Total

(does not include travel home)

Optional Fees • On-campus parking (depending on lot): $161 – $255 • † Off-campus costs may increase if a 12 month lease is required.

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$2,600*

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

Student tip: To estimate your tuition and living expenses, visit our online calculator at nipissingu.ca/tuition

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

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

Optional Meal Plans

Locations

Cost

Term

Benefits

Annual Plan

Main Cafeteria

$2,200

Valid until end of school year

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

$1,100

Valid until end of semester

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

Minimum $100

No expiry date

5% discount**

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

No expiry date

Tax-free purchases (save 13%)

Nipissing Cafeteria Semester Plan

Campus Kiosks: Tim Hortons, 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.

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


of our students

90.8%

95.7%

find employment within 6 months after graduating Overall Ontario university average is 86.98%

of our students find employment within 2 years after graduating Overall Ontario university average is 93.56%

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 the next page for more information Nipissing offers a concurrent program that is available with all four-year honours undergraduate programs (except Nursing and Social Work). You will graduate with both your undergraduate degree as well as your Bachelor of Education degree. For further details see the next page or visit nipissingu.ca/ concurrent Q Q P ROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS QQ

Bachelor of Education (Concurrent and Consecutive Options) . . . see next page

Master of Arts (History) 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

Q Q ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

We offer certificates in: Aboriginal Leadership Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Lifespan QQ A pplied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) QQ Bilingualism QQ Digital Classics QQ Digital Humanities QQ Entrepreneurial Finance QQ Environmental Management QQ  QQ 

Financial Services 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 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 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 of Organic Chemistry, or Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. Some may require Humanities and/or Social Science courses.

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.

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.

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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. Our teacher candidates are immersed in a continuous professional learning environment with the support and resources available through our Professional Learning Centre (PLC). Each term a calendar of opportunities is made available, and students participate in a series of hands-on professional learning experiences. Candidates build skills and strategies, and participate in activities that integrate digital technology resources. They engage in school community activities and

participate in various sessions and workshops to help them prepare for career opportunities. In addition, the PLC invites a number of principals to meet with candidates to help them better understand the strengths required to stand out and gain employment. Strategies include mock interviews to assist teacher candidates in polishing their interview techniques and presentation skills. All professional learning opportunities are designed to support and supplement regular course content while broadening practical skills and building confidence. Candidates graduate feeling ready for the teaching profession. Consider one of our Bachelor of Education programs to earn your teaching certification: the Concurrent; or the Consecutive.

OPTIONS TO STUDENTS PURSUING A BACHELOR DEGREE IN EDUCATION

Concurrent Education

Consecutive Education

The Faculties of Arts and Science, and Applied and Professional Studies, in conjunction with the Schulich School of Education, offer a concurrent education program that is available with all four-year honours undergraduate degrees (except Nursing and Social Work). You will graduate with both your undergraduate degree as well as your 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

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

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

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2016 CUSC First-Year Student Survey

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

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NUindigenous initiatives Enji giigdoyang - “where we come to meet, discuss 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, discuss 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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Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge Indigenous Week Elder in Residence Enji Giigdoyang Speaker Series Experiential Learning Opportunities Academic, Personal, and Cultural Supports

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


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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, 2017

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 so that you will experience first hand why you belong at Nipissing University!

Q Q DIPLOMA PROGRAMS 

ABORIGINAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (ATCP)

The Aboriginal Teacher Certification diploma program is available for individuals of Indigenous ancestry. You are eligible if you already have one of the following completed certifications from an accredited university or college: • • • • •

Early Childhood Education (ECE); Aboriginal Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ACADP); Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program (NSEADP); Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC); an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

For full details see: nipissingu.ca/atcp

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This 2-year program consists of 5 three-credit online courses, 19 weeks of practicum, and 2 six-week on-site summer sessions. The program will help you develop teaching strategies, technological skills, and Indigenous worldviews. It is delivered in a manner that allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and return to employment during the academic year. Upon completion, you will earn a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers in Primary/Junior Education.

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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 relationships between the university and community, students are offered the opportunity to apply classroom theory to real-world experiences. In these unique experiential learning placements that emphasize volunteerism and being in service to community, students develop leadership skills, make a difference by investing time and energy in the local community, and put classroom learning into practice to strengthen understanding. A specialized focus of BCSL is increasing literacy and numeracy for Indigenous youth in northern Ontario through Biidaaban Youth Groups and Biidaaban Academic Support. All BCSL participants are asked to participate in weekend training with elders and educators prior to their placements in community. WIIDOOKTAADWIN INDIGENOUS MENTORSHIP INITIATIVES

Q Q DIPLOMA PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) 

A  BORIGINAL CLASSROOM ASSISTANT DIPLOMA PROGRAM

The Aboriginal Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (ACADP) offers its candidates the opportunity to explore the role of the classroom assistant who works with Aboriginal children in First Nation schools and the public education system. 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 Aboriginal Classroom Assistant Diploma Program to confidently assist Aboriginal children in elementary classrooms across the province. 

T EACHER OF ANISHNAABEMWIN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TASL)

The TASL Program provides students who are fluent in the language of Anishnaabemwin the opportunity to earn a Diploma in Education from Nipissing University and a Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers. You will acquire a thorough understanding of new technologies as well as necessary strategies to deliver Anishnaabe traditional teachings and the Ojibwe language as a subject within First Nation and Ontario public schools from grades Kindergarten to 12.

For full details see: nipissingu.ca/tasl

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This 2-year program consists of 5 three-credit online courses, 20 weeks of practicum, and 2 six-week on-site summer sessions and is delivered in a manner that allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and return to employment during the academic year.

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Wiidooktaadwin is an Anishnaabe word that means “helping one another.“ WIMI connects upper-year Indigenous Nipissing University students with Indigenous youth in our community to build relationships and learn leadership skills within a culturally supportive program. Sessions with mentors and Indigenous youth in local secondary schools include projects and leadership activities organized around the Seven Grandfather Teachings. WIMI culminates in a celebration for students, community and families, with the Aasgaabwitaadwin Indigenous Youth Leadership Conference, held in the fall and winter. Aasgaabwitaadwin is Anishnaabe word meaning “we are standing in support of one another.”


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

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

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

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


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

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NUservices forstudents Student success is our top priority

Q Q ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

You can count on our support – academically, financially, and personally. The Student Development and Services Office is an excellent resource that will help you with whatever specific assistance you may 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. • 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 our students’ 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 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; and career development and education.


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It’s official, you are a Nipissing Laker!

2018

Dates and events to remember

Q Q JULY

New Student Orientation:

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

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

Q Q AUGUST

OSAP Application – August 1st

Complete your OSAP application by August 1, or earlier if you are hoping to use it to cover the tuition and/or residence fee installments that are due in August. (The final deadline for OSAP applications is 60 days before the end of the Fall/Winter study period and the deadline to appeal OSAP is 40 days before the end of the Fall/Winter session). Even if you don’t receive or accept OSAP, you must have completed an application to qualify for NUWork opportunities.

Tuition and Fees

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

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Lakers Orientation

New Lakers are welcomed to campus through our Lakers Orientation events with offerings available to meet the needs of each unique student. Lakers living in residence, Frosh Week participants, those arriving as international and exchange students, individuals with disabilities, and mature and transfer students will each have the opportunity to learn about supports available to them and to network with peers. The Laker Academy puts academics at the heart of Lakers Orientation with informative skill building and resources for all students at the start of their educational journey. Q Q SEPTEMBER

Fall Term and Fall/Winter Session Begins – Sept 5th NUwork

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

Welcome Powwow

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

Varsity Student-Athlete Orientation

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

Fall Success Fair

All Lakers are welcome to attend our ‘fall into student success’ event to learn about all the services and involvement opportunities available within the University and community.


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Academic Success Program Kick-Off

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

Q Q NOVEMBER

Movember Campaign

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

Student Success Workshops

Long Night Against Procrastination

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

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

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Q Q DECEMBER

Bursaries and Awards

Exams

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

Student Success Workshops Fall Reading Week – October 9th-13th

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

Student Success Workshops Winter Break

End of December – Beginning of January

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

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2019

Dates and events to remember

Q Q JANUARY

Q Q MARCH

Winter Session Classes begin January 8th

Student Success Workshops

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

Laker (Re) Orientation

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

Winter Success Fair

Join us to learn more about all the services and involvement opportunities available within the University and community.

Academic Success Program Re-Group

New and returning Academic Success Program participants are welcome. We will get together to recharge our goals, refocus, and re-motivate each other as we head into the second term. Q Q FEBRUARY

Student Success and Career Workshops Winter Reading Break – February 19th-23rd

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

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Long Night Against Procrastination

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

Grammar Day

Language is something to celebrate. Join the Student Learning and Transitions office to speak and write well, and help others do the same!

Dave Marshall Leadership awards

We celebrate outstanding students! This ceremony recognizes full-time students who make significant extracurricular contributions to their academic program, to the campus, or the greater community.

Indigenous Week Q Q APRIL

Final Exams

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Student tip: You can earn up to $2200 with a NUWork on-campus job.

To qualify, you need to demonstrate financial need, so tap into funding sources like OSAP (even if you don’t receive or accept it) and indicate that you’ve done so on the application form.

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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 and coach contact information, visit nulakers.ca

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

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

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

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

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

Q Q STUDENT ATHLETICS CENTRE

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

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

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

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NUstudentunion Get involved and meet new people

Q Q STUDENT UNION

Q Q HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN

Students attending Nipissing University and long distance students, who are enrolled in at least one course and pay their student fees, are members of the Nipissing University Student Union. Our organization strives to represent students democratically, provide a communication framework, and lobby for legislative change on issues that affect students. As an elected board, NUSU Executives and Directors represent all Nipissing students and provide a full range of services (financial and academic), activities, and political advocacy to improve your student experience. Want to get more involved on campus, or have questions? Email info@nusu.com

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 was recently passed in a referendum in order to best suit our students’ needs. If you already have coverage you are able to opt out of the health plan. To view the complete benefit summary for each of the plans offered, visit wespeakstudent. com or contact our VP Communications at vpcommunications@nusu.com if you have any questions.

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Q Q NUSU CREW/NUSU CARES

Q Q FOOD BANK

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

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

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

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NUSU dates and events to remember

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. Last year NUSU presented Frosh Week: The Last of the ‘90s. With names inspired by popular ‘90s music, tv shows and video games, 12 teams combatted one another to earn the most spirit award and event points. Make sure you buy a Frosh Kit next year to participate! Need information? Do not hesitate to contact the Frosh Boss at vpservices@nusu.com

Shinerama – 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

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Club Days

September + January Nipissing Club Days offer students the chance to meet face-to-face with clubs and their members. You can learn about our clubs, sign up for one, 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. Being a student can be stressful but the Student Union is here to help in the form of advice and/or awesome events to help keep you on the right track.

Other Events

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. Academic and Career 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 36 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. Academic and Career 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. Academic and Career 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. Academic and Career 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 • •


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Satisfaction with decision to attend Nipissing University Very Satisfied/Satisfied

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Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

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

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Student : Faculty Ratio

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Based on 2015 Fall/Winter classes

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.

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

Academic and Career Options

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

Academic and Career 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. Academic and Career Options

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

Q Q ECONOMICS

Bachelor of Arts (three-year)

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The study of economics is fundamental to our understanding of how the world functions. What determines the prices of the products we buy? Why do some people live below the poverty line while others experience extreme wealth? How can the cost of living be so vastly different between countries? Why do we have recessions and periods of slow growth? Economics is concerned with the social science behind these kinds of questions. Our Economics program examines theories that help explain how the economy works and how economics relates to the study of other disciplines such as business, environment, financial, health, political and social studies. The study of economics also includes the critical examination of government policies that impact on individuals, markets and society in general. Academic and Career Options

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

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Average Class Size (Based on 2015 Fall classes)

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

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. Academic and Career Options

Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY see page 38 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.

Academic and Career 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 38

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. Academic and Career 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. Academic and Career 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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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. 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

Q Q HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Geography provides you with the flexibility to design a degree that balances foundational courses in the social sciences, physical sciences and humanities to meet your interests and aspirations. We use a systems approach for understanding landscapes, people, places and environments.

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

Q Q ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Science

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Bachelor of Science in Environment and Physical Geography focuses on geography as an earth science. This involves the study of the processes and spatial patterns within the natural environment that comprises the Earth’s biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. The physical geography science courses often incorporate laboratory and field data collection techniques that are required for assessing physical changes to our planet such as those related to climate change. Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Geography allows you to study environmental issues by exploring the interconnectedness of social and natural systems. You will study how cultural, economic, political, technological and other factors that change over space and time can shape our perceptions and responses to environmental issues. 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 Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and remote sensing of the environment. The Certificate in Environmental Management further develops the basic premises, theories and practices associated with managing environmental problems. The Certificate in Environmental Management further develops the basic premises, theories and practices associated with managing environmental problems. Academic and Career Options

Academic and Career Options

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

Q 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. Academic and Career 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

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in natural resources, hydrology, economic development, urban planning, environmental consulting, climatology, community development, nature conservation, geographic information systems, and transportation planning. Visit nipissingu.ca/geography

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. Academic and Career Options

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

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Feel welcome at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

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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. Academic and Career 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. Academic and Career 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 collaborative program is offered in partnership with Canadore College. Grounded in scientific theory and evidence-based practice, the program is designed to equip you with both clinical and critical thinking skills. You will gain the professional abilities and capacity for lifelong learning – both of which are necessary to meet the growing needs of today’s health care system. The broadbased curriculum covers physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural aspects of health. 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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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

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 you will develop in pursuit of a degree in philosophy – careful reading, charitable interpretation and discussion, and rigorous argumentation – have proven themselves to be useful in innumerable fields within and beyond the university. The Philosophy Program at Nipissing is small and student-focused: students get to know and work closely with their professors and peers. The department is particularly committed to introducing you 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.

The Political Science program at Nipissing is focused on preparing you to be an engaged citizen 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.

Academic and Career 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 science-based study of human movement with curricular opportunities that broaden socio-cultural experiences and promote 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, you will participate in a variety of physical activities and sports. A unique community leadership placement in years three and four provides opportunities for you to become a physical activity leader in the local community. Finally, the BPHE program offers you an opportunity to meet the requirements for registration in the College of Kinesiology of Ontario. Academic and Career 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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Academic and Career Options • • •

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) Careers in government advising, 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. Academic and Career Options • • •

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

Visit nipissingu.ca/psychology


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Psychology student wearing a mobile EEG monitor.

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

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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.

Academic and Career 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

Academic and Career 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 also have the option of applying for entry into our collaborative program with Canadore College (conveniently located next door). In just four years you will earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare and Social Development as well as a Social Service Worker diploma. 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. Academic and Career 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. Academic and Career 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 • •


First-Year Students 2014 NSSE Students Survey

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Feel welcome at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

2016 CUSC First-Year Student Survey

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

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NUbest residences A private room of your Own

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

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Q Q GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOMS IN RESIDENCE

If you are a current secondary school student who receives full-time admission by May 29, 2018, and you meet the residence application and deposit deadline of June 1, 2018, you are guaranteed a single room within either a suite- or townhouse-style that comes equipped Feelresidence welcome at with:

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

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CONNECT

LEAD

MOSAIC

Global citizenship and cultural education

LEAD (Leaders Emerging through Active Development): Leadership

Music, drama, crafts, the arts

Want to live with people who are into the same things you are? Nipissing can make it happen. We offer four different Living Learning Communities (LLC) 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: 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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4 Top-rated Residences

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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)


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Q Q SUITE-STYLE RESIDENCES

Closet Hallway Bathroom

Storage Bedroom

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: • • • • •

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

Bedroom

Bedroom

Hallway

Bedroom

Bathroom

Kitchen

Up

Living Room

• Upper Level

Bedroom

Bedroom

Hallway

Bedroom

Bathroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bathroom

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Loft/Storage Kitchen

Open to Below

Up

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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.

Zumba class during Re-Orientation

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2018

Residence events and important dates

Q Q JUNE

Lakers Orientation

Guarantee your spot in residence! Residence application forms and deposits are required by this date. Requests for special accommodations in residence through Accessibility Services should also be completed by this date.

Residence Life offers a series of fun and interactive programs designed to introduce each resident to the residence life program, suite/housemates, and fellow community members. Our staff and student leaders host events, share resources and help connect students to campus wide opportunities to help them make a successful transition to university life.

Q Q JULY

Q Q OCTOBER

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Homecoming

Residence Deposit Due – June 1st

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

Homecoming is a time to celebrate Nipissin​​g University and the many achievements of our graduates as we welcome them back to their alma mater. Alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends are all invited to celebrate their campus pride.

Trick or treat

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

Residence festive feast

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

Students Move-in

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

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Q Q DECEMBER

Winter Break

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


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What you learn outside the classroom

is just as important as what you learn inside

2019 Q Q JANUARY

Q Q MARCH

Laker (Re) Orientation

Extended Stay Requests

If you are a returning student, welcome back to residence for the winter semester! If you are a new student starting in January, welcome to your new home and all the orientation and re-orientation activities. Join us for a variety of winter academic orientation activities for new, transfer, and returning students who are beginning classes in January.

Returners Welcome

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

Snowfest Winter Carnival

Celebrating winter, we guarantee you will enjoy this event! Activities are hosted by student leaders from each community and typically involve some outdoor and indoor fun to help you embrace the North Bay Winter!

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

Residence end-of-year Banquet

Great food and entertainment are served up to celebrate the end of the school year on the last weekend before final exams. Share some laughs – maybe even a few tears – over the year-end slide show, and take part in the much anticipated Residence Award Show. Q Q APRIL

So Long Room!

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

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

Applications, offers and important dates

Q Q OCTOBER 2017

Open House – October 28

Q Q APRIL – MAY th

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

Offers of Admission

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

Q Q STARTING IN NOVEMBER

Confirmation package sent

To acknowledge that we have received your application, packages are mailed to you, and include relevant information about Nipissing that will help to inform your final decision. Q Q JANUARY 2018

Deadline to Apply – January 17th

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

Offers of Admission

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

Open House March 10th

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

Applications due April 1st

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

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Entrance Awards May 1st

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

Response Date May 29th

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

Acceptance Deadline and Registration Deposit due June 1st 

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

Packages Mailed to you

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


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Applying to Nipissing

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

Q 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 on page 60 for specific course requirements. For general admission requirements for all Canadian provinces and territories, see page 59. The chart also outlines each provincial/territorial high school course that Nipissing University will accept as equivalent to the specific Ontario program prerequisites. Q 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

Applicants will be expected to show proof of English proficiency and must have completed courses in certain academic disciplines depending upon the degree program to which they’ve applied. For guidance, please refer to the Admissions Chart at the back of this book. International applicants do not typically qualify for transfer credit for previously completed post-secondary courses at non-Canadian institutions. Part-time university study is not available to international students. International secondary school applicants are eligible for Nipissing’s Entrance Scholarships starting at $1,500 for “A” average students.

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

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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. (Nipissing University has entered into an agreement with the Canadian International Institute (CII) to offer English Second Language programs on its campus and to collaborate with CII for the delivery of an EAP program).


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

General Requirements

English 4U

Biology 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

If Advanced Functions 4U or 4U Mathematics is required

Introduction to Kinesiology 4U

Alberta/NWT/ Nunavut

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

English 30 or ELA 30-1

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Physics 30

Math 31

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

N/A

British Columbia/ Yukon

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

English 12 or English 12: First Peoples

Biology 12

Chemistry 12

Physics 12

Calculus 12

Principles of Math 12

N/A

Manitoba

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

English 40S

Biology 40S

Chemistry 40S

Physics 40S

Pre-Calculus 40S

Applied Math 40S

N/A

New Brunswick

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

English 121 or 122

Biology 121 or 122

Chemistry 121 or 122

Physics 121 or 122

Advanced Math with an Introduction to Calculus 120

Trigonometry & 3-Space 121/122

N/A

Newfoundland

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

English 3201

Biology 3201

Chemistry 3202

Physics 3204

Math 3207

Math 3204 or Math 3205

N/A

Nova Scotia

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

English 12 or English 12: African Heritage

Biology 12

Chemistry 12

Physics 12

Pre-Calculus 12

Math 12

N/A

Prince Edward Island

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

English 621A

Biology 621A

Chemistry 611A or 621A

Physics 621A

Math 611B

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

N/A

Quebec (CEGEP)*

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

2 semester courses in English (603 series)

2 semester courses in Biology (101 series)

2 semester courses in Chemistry (202 series)

2 semester courses in Physics (203 series)

Calculus I & II

Linear Algebra I & II

N/A

Quebec (Private)

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

Grade 12 English

Grade 12 Biology

Grade 12 Chemistry

Grade 12 Physics

Grade 12 Calculus

Grade 12 Math

N/A

Saskatchewan

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

English A30 and B30

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Physics 30

Calculus 30

Math B30 and C30

N/A

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

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Admissions Chart The following chart lists prerequisite courses required for Nipissing University degree programs starting in 2018. 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)

PA

70%

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

English

Economics

English; one Mathematics

Computer Science5, Mathematics5

English; Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics

PAJ

75%

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

English

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

PBA

70%

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

English (one Mathematics is recommended) 1

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

PFA

70%

English

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE)

PPE

70%

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

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

PS

70%

Biology3

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

Computer Science5

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

Environmental Biology and Technology

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

Environment and Physical Geography2,4

English; Mathematics; one of Chemistry or Physics

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

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

Mathematics5

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

Psychology 3,7,8,9

English; Calculus and Vectors; one of Chemistry or Physics

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

PSN

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)11

PSW

70%

English (minimum grade 70%)

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

PAB or PSS

70%

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

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70% 2017 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 Applied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. 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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admissiontoNipissing Degree Program

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 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 59. For international admission requirements, visit www.nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

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

Espanola

4 hours to Timmins

Cedar Heights

Governors House

Townhouses

Trail

Chancellors House Founders House

North Bay Regional Health Centre

Traffic Circle

McKeown Ave.

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Gormanville

1.5 hours to Sudbury

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

Open Houses Fall 2017: Saturday, October 28, 2017 March Break 2018: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Book Your Own Campus Tour

Campus Tour Bursary Nipissing University offers a bursary for prospective students who travel to visit our campus in North Bay. For an application form and full eligibility details visit nipissingu.ca/tourbursary. Questions? Email nuinfo@nipissingu.ca or call (705) 474-3450 ext. 4200.

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If you can’t make it to one of our Open House events, visit when it is more convenient for you. Tours are Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. (except holidays) and some Saturdays in October, November, March and May.

O N E S T U D E N T AT A T I M E Student Recruitment Office

100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON P1B 8L7

tel: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4200 nuinfo@nipissingu.ca

facebook.com/NipissingU

toll free (within Ontario): (800) 655-5154

fax: (705) 495-1772 •

tty: (877) 688-5507

@NipissingU @NURecruitment

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Nipissing University 2017-2018 Student Guide  

Nipissing University 2017-2018 Student Guide

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