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STUDENT GUIDE 2015–2016

North Bay

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IT’S YOUR MONEY Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Government Assistance, Work Study Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Create a Financial Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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NU PROGRAM OPTIONS Majors and Minors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Additional Credentials, Dual Degrees,   Professional and Graduate Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Aboriginal Advantage Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Diploma Programs, Experiential Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 NU STUDENT LIFE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 NU SERVICES FOR STUDENTS   Accessibility Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14   Enji Giigdoyang: The Office Of Aboriginal Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15   International Student Support Services & Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16   Off Campus Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16   Personal Counselling, Student Learning and Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17   Dates and Events to Remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 NU ATHLETICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 NIPISSING UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION (NUSU)   Health and Dental Plan, NUSU Crew, The Wall, Foodbank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24   Clubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26   NUSU September Events to Remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 PROGRAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 RESIDENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40   Aerial View of Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42   Residence Events and Important Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 SCHULICH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 ADMISSION TO NIPISSING Applications, Offers and Important dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Applying to Nipissing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Out of Province Admission Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Admissions Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 CAMPUS MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


Hudson Bay

Attawapiskat

James Bay

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

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

Kapuskasing

North Bay is 3 hours from Toronto, and 4 from Ottawa! New Liskeard

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MONTREAL

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

Supportive professors are accessible even outside of classroom hours.

At Nipissing, we create a personal, engaged relationship between our students and the University. We are a small school that emphasizes a community culture. 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.


Average Class Size

24

(Based on 2014 Fall classes)

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

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

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


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

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

Your final grades make a big difference. We calculate scholarship averages using your best six final 4U/4M marks (or final IB score including bonus points) completed as of June 30, 2016. All Canadian applicants applying directly from secondary school will be considered automatically for guaranteed entrance scholarships – no application needed! Please contact the Financial Services Office for more information at finaid@nipissingu.ca

G uar anteed entr ance scholar ships

President’s Scholarships (Renewable)

Admission Average†

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

90% +

FREE TUITION

$3000

$3000

$3000

(36+ for IB)

Must maintain a minimum of 85% on 30 credits in the Fall/Winter term*

85% + Carl Sanders Scholarships (Annual)

(33-35 for IB)

80-84% (30-32 for IB)

$2250

$750

$750

Based on annual grades of 85% + on 30 credits in the Fall/Winter term

$1250

$500

$500

Based on annual grades of 80-84% on 30 credits in the Fall/Winter term

t  Average based on best six final 4U/4M courses and final IB score (including bonus points). * Students who do not meet the renewal requirements have the next Fall/Winter to regain eligibility. Note: Students in the Concurrent Education program are considered for renewal on their Arts & Science course grades only. 4

$750

$500


do you k now: More than Awar ds and bur sar ies

Separate applications are required for the awards listed below.

Chancellor’s Awards

$10,000 each Awarded to two first-year students

Entering full-time undergraduate studies (first entry only)

Minimum average of 85%, evidence of personal leadership

activities, and financial need Renewable at $3,000 per year

APPLY by May 1, 2016: www.nipissingu.ca/chancellorsaward

Schulich Scholarships

$ 6,000 each

Awarded to 100 full-time students

62%

of our first-year students receive a scholarship.

G over nment assistance

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

nuwor k: on-campus wor k study pr og r am

Nipissing University offers a Work Study program that enables students to work part-time on campus. Students must first qualify for the program by submitting an application which may be printed from the forms section of our website: www.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 www.nipissingu.ca/financialaid/nuwork

entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program with a focus on education – Concurrent Education or Bachelor of Physical and Health Education; or the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program. Must have a minimum 80% average and at least one of the

following: demonstrated contributions to the community or financial need. APPLY by May 1, 2016: www.nipissingu.ca/schulichscholarships

Entrance Bursaries and Awards

$500 - $2,500 Need-based awards and bursaries

secondary school APPLY by May 1, 2016: www.nipissingu.ca/entranceawards

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

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It’syourmoney

Cr eate a financial plan

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

Studying in North Bay

Tuition Ancillary Fees (includes a City of North Bay transit pass)

Housing Food Books and Supplies Personal Total • •

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Living Off Campus

Living At Home

International Student Fees

$5,821 – $7,325

$5,821 – $7,325

$5,821 – $7,325

$17,325

$1,140

$1,140

$1,140

$1,512

$5,500 – $6,156

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$5,500 – $6,156

$2,600*

$1,800

$600

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$500 – $1,000

$500 – $1,000

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$500 – $1,000

$3,250

$3,250

$1,050

$18,811 – $21,471

$16,511 – $18,515

$9,111 – $11,115

$2,500 (does not include travel home)

$29,937 – $31,093

On-campus parking (depending on lot): $210 – $235 *Meal plan included in above cost is $959/term. • Optional meal plans are available to residence and non-residence students. Visit www.dineoncampus.ca/nipissingcanadore

Optional Fees

Living In Residence


It’syourmoney

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

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

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NUprogram options Your car eer oppor tunities ar e limitless

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

Q QM AJORS 

Anthropology

Biology

B usiness Streams: Accounting, Economics, Organizational Studies, Marketing, Technology Management

Economics

English Studies

E nvironment and Physical Geography E nvironmental Biology and Technology

Environmental Geography

S cience and Technology Streams: Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Technology, Environment, General, Industrial Mathematics, Robotics, or Service System Technology S ocial Welfare and Social Development

Fine Arts

French

Gender Equality and Social Justice

Geography

History

Human Resources

Legal Studies

Marketing

Mathematics

Media, Culture and Communications

Fine Arts

Gender Equality and Social Justice

Geography

History Liberal Arts

Anthropology

Native Studies

Liberal Science

Biology

Philosophy

Mathematics

Business Administration

Political Science

Native Studies

Chemistry

Psychology

Nursing

Classical Studies

Religions and Cultures

Social Work Sociology

Q Q MINORS

S ocial Welfare and Social Development

Child and Family Studies

Philosophy

Computer Science

Classical Studies

Physical and Health Education

Corporate Social Responsibility

Commerce

Political Science

Sociology

Economics

Computer Science

Psychology

Spanish

English Studies

Religions and Cultures

Film

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C riminal Justice Streams: Corrections, Criminal Justice Studies, Criminology, Policing


89.1%

of our students

find employment within 6 months

after graduating

93.5%

of our students

find employment within 2 years

after graduating

Overall Ontario university average is 88.3%,

Overall Ontario university average is 83.3% Based on results of the 2014-15 Ontario University Graduate Survey

find employment within 2 years

after graduating

Overall Ontario university average is 88.3%,

a university degree will help you develop the following skills:

Time management Q QA DDITIONAL CREDENTIALS Research and analysis We offer certificates in: Critical thinking  Aboriginal Leadership Problem solving Writing Analysis (ABA) –  A pplied Behaviour LifespanCommunication Presentation  A pplied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Teamwork

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Time management Research and analysis Critical thinking Problem solving Writing Communication Presentation Teamwork

Q Q DUAL DEGREES

Bachelor of Commerce Dual Degree

If you would like to combine Business with an Arts or Science program, Nipissing offers students 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 students to study a wider range of general interest and career specific subjects.

Disorder (ASD) Bilingualism Digital Humanities Environmental Management For more information see the Academic Financial Services Calendar at www.nipissingu.ca/ dualdegrees and see the Admissions Game Design and Development Chart at the back of this book for Geomatics pop quiz ! admission requirements. Health Studies and Gerontology Human Management True Resources or False: There is no specific degree required for medical, law, or veterinary school or an MBA program. Neuroscience iLEAD Business q TrueExperience q False Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR)

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Q QP ROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS

 Bachelor of Education (Concurrent and If you want to earn both your Consecutive Options) undergraduate and professional degrees simultaneously, Nipissing! offers  Master of Arts (History) pop quiz a concurrent program leading to an  Master of Education honours undergraduate True or False: degree Thereinisyour no specific degree required  Master of Environmental Studies discipline choice (except Nursing), and for ofmedical, law, or veterinary school or an MBA program.  Master of Environmental Science a Bachelor of Education degree. True q False university q  Master of Science (Mathematics) grads expe For further details see page 48 or visit  PhD in Education with a focus on www.nipissingu.ca/concurrent highest employment gr Educationalattainment Sustainability group over the las of any educational

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TRUE! There is no specific degree or major that is required for admission to medical, law, or veterinary school or an MBA program. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on school of choice) will provide eligibility.

a university degree will help you develop the following skills:

TRUE! There is no specific degree or major that is required for admission to medical, law, or veterinary school or an MBA program. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on school of choice) will provide eligibility.

93.5%

of our students

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Did you know?

Questions? Contact the Student Recruitment Office at nuinfo@nipissingu.ca Students at Nipissing can qualify for a Certificate of Bilingu in addition to their degree - check online for details. 9


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Students enrolled in the summer 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 Program as well as a Science, Engineering and Mathematics Camp.

Q Q ABORIGINAL ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (AAP)

Email: aboriginalprograms@nipissingu.ca www.nipissingu.ca/aboriginal Nipissing University’s Aboriginal Advantage Program is a full-time, first year transition-to-university program for Aboriginal students who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree, and may want or need additional cultural, personal, and/or academic resources. Students who are transitioning from high school, upgrading, entering from a college program, or who have simply taken a break from their studies are eligible to apply to the program. You will be part of a community of peers, staff, faculty and Elders while obtaining 24 credits toward a university degree in pre-selected courses reserved for AAP students. You will: learn alongside other Aboriginal students; • attend orientation week to meet the professors and other students in the program; • become more familiar with the university system; and • gain confidence to be successful at university. •

Q Q DIPLOMA PROGRAMS 

ABORIGINAL TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (ATCP)

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

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Early Childhood Education (ECE); Native Classroom Assistant Diploma Program (NCADP);

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Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program (NSEADP); Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC); an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

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

TEACHER OF ANISHNAABEMWIN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TASL)

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

NATIVE CLASSROOM ASSISTANT (NCADP)

The NCADP Program will qualify you to work under the professional guidance of a Classroom Teacher as a Classroom Assistant with Aboriginal children in elementary schools in various Aboriginal communities and public schools across the province and beyond. The program consists of 3 consecutive on-site summer sessions at Nipissing as well as 2 in-school internships in a classroom setting with a qualified teacher. We deliver the program in a manner that allows working professionals to attend classes in the summer and return to employment during the academic year. Completion of the NCADP program also qualifies you for admission to the Aboriginal Teacher Certification Program. For full details see: www.nipissingu.ca/ncadp


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student tip: Enji Giigdoyang – The Office Of Aboriginal Initiatives offers a welcoming environment with lounge, study space, and access to supportive services. See page 15 for details.

Q Q EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING BIIDAABAN COMMUNITY SERVICE-LEARNING

Biidaaban is an Anishnaabe word that when translated means “dawn, that point when the sun is rising and a new day begins”. Community ServiceLearning (BCSL) is a unique experiential learning program. Through effective partnerships, between faculty and community organizations, students are offered the opportunity to apply classroom theory to real-world experiences. Students in BCSL receive training from Educators, Elders and Faculty. A specialized focus of BCSL is increasing literacy and numeracy with Aboriginal youth in northern Ontario through Biidaaban Youth Groups and Biidaaban Academic Support. BCSL also fosters community service by connecting Nipissing students with community organizations. The Biidaaban Community ServiceLearning office is committed to offering students unique learning opportunities, building relationships with the local community, and providing opportunity for those living in Ontario communities to access Nipissing University. Students in BCSL develop leadership skills, make a difference by investing time and energy in the local community, put classroom learning into practice to strengthen understanding and enhance future career skills, and raise awareness of community issues. BIIDAABAN YOUTH GROUP

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

Biidaaban Academic Support volunteer tutors offer homework help and study support during school hours to Aboriginal youth in local schools in North Bay, Nipissing First Nation, Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls. WIIDOOKTAADWIN ABORIGINAL MENTORSHIP INITIATIVES

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The people I have met here are all ve ry friendly and I have made so me really great co nnections. The professors here ar e by far some of th e most supportive individuals I have ever met. Somethi ng that has been really important to me as well is the po sitive learning environment for Ab original people. Th is was the biggest reason why I chos e to transfer here. The Office of Aboriginal Initiativ es is a great welco ming space for all students, but part icularly Aboriginal st udents. I never realized how much I would need cultu ral support in my studies. I feel like I belong at Nipissin g.

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

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NUstudentlife

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

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

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

Q Q NORTH BAY CAMPUS

Nipissing’s campus in North Bay is located on a stunning 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest and is only three hours north of Toronto or four hours west of Ottawa. With our focus on student-centred living and learning, you will feel a sense of community the moment you step on campus. With more than 60 percent of

our students coming from out-of-town, everyone is eager to get to know each other and make new life-long friendships. Whether you are into the arts, exploring the outdoors or socializing with friends at any of our local restaurants, check out the City’s website to get an idea of what there is to see and do in North Bay: www.cityofnorthbay.ca

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NUservices forstudents Student success is our top pr ior it y

Q Q ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

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

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Email: sas@nipissingu.ca www.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.


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

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

Q Q ENJI GIIGDOYANG – THE OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL INITIATIVES

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

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Academic & Personal Supports Social & Cultural Events • Enji Giigdoyang Student Lounge • Enji Giigdoyang Speaker Series • Elder in Residence • Experiential Learning Opportunities •

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Q Q INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES & PROGRAMS

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

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

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


tr avel abr oad with one of our par tner schools

Upper year students enjoy our exchange partnerships with Australia, Barbados, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom, and The United States.

Q Q PERSONAL COUNSELLING

Q Q STUDENT LEARNING AND TRANSITIONS

Email: counselling@nipissingu.ca www.nipissingu.ca/counselling

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

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

Student Learning and Transitions enhances the student experience through learning and development opportunities that support students’ academic and personal success. Services within this office include:

Good2Talk (Ontario’s Postsecondary Student Helpline) at 1 (866) 925-5454 FREE

T he Crisis Line at the North Bay Regional Health Centre at 1 (800) 352-1141 FREE

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 ar e a Nipissing Laker !

Dates and events to remember

Q Q JULY

Q Q SEPTEMBER

New Student Orientation:

8th fall term and fall/winter session begins

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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 www.nipissingu.ca/financialaid/nuwork

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)

15th osap application

Complete your OSAP application by July 15 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. Q Q AUGUST 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 www.nipissingu.ca/feeschedules

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welcome powwow

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

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

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

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

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


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Student Success Workshops offer tips and tricks on a range of relevant student issues including academics, finance, careers and future planning, life and transitionto-university skills. Workshops are offered throughout the year. Yahoo Buzz

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Q Q OCTOBER Bursaries and Awards

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

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

12th-16th fall reading week

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

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

Student Success Workshops offer tips and tricks on a range of relevant student issues including academics, finance, careers and future planning, life and transition-to-university skills. Workshops are offered throughout the year. Winter Break

End of December – First week of January

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

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2017

Dates and events to remember

Q Q JANUARY

11th winter session classes begin

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 students and transfer students who are beginning classes in January and those returning for second term. Winter Success Fair

Join us to learn more about the many 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’ll 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

15th-19th winter reading break

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

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Q Q MARCH Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops offer tips and tricks on a range of relevant student issues including academics, finance, careers and future planning, life and transition-to-university skills. Workshops are offered throughout the year. 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 Student Learning and Transitions to speak well, 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. Q Q APRIL final exams

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


of our students

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Overall Ontario university average is 83.3%

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Overall Ontario university average is 88.3%,

a university degree will help you develop the following skills: Time management Research and analysis Critical thinking Problem solving Writing Communication Presentation Teamwork

pop quiz ! True or False: There is no specific degree required for medical, law, or veterinary school or an MBA program.

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TRUE! There is no specific degree or major that is required for admission to medical, law, or veterinary school or an MBA program. A minimum of three years of undergraduate study, plus a few specific courses (depending on school of choice) will provide eligibility.

indicate that you’ve done so on the application form.

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spor ts and fitness – br ing it on !

Q Q INTRAMURAL 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: Basketball Dodgeball • Flag Football • Hockey • Slo-Pitch • Soccer • Volleyball • Ultimate Frisbee • •

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

Club sports are available to all Nipissing students and are both recreational and competitive. Join by visiting www.nulakers.ca and contacting the coach. Men’s Basketball Cheerleading • Men’s Lacrosse • Women’s Ringette • Women’s Rowing • Squash • •

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Go Lakers! Our varsity athletes always bring their “A” game. Get your friends together and come out to cheer on your favourite teams. For more details, visit www.nipissingu.ca/athletics We have both men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the OUA level in: Basketball • Cross-country Running • Hockey • Nordic Skiing • Soccer • Volleyball •

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:

Cardio studio Weight room • 20 km of hiking trails and a natural waterfall right on campus •

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Q Q NORTH BAY RECREATION

If that’s not enough, North Bay offers even more, all within minutes of campus: 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 • •

3 gymnasiums 2 international squash courts • Fitness centre with Zumba, spin, cardio, and pop dance classes • •

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Q Q STUDENT UNION

Q Q HEALTH AND DENTAL PLAN

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

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

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Q Q NUSU CREW

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 concerts, bring awareness to numerous campaigns, and address healthy living issues. We always welcome new members so be sure to email info@nusu.com to sign up!

every day for delicious food at student prices! Wednesdays join us for dinner and a show and on Fridays join us for bar nights! Check out The Wall Bar & Grillhouse on Facebook for more details! Q Q FOOD BANK

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.

Q Q THE WALL BAR & GRILLHOUSE

Restaurant by day, pub by night, The Wall Bar & Grillhouse is your one stop shop for student life, entertainment and food. For great meals and great deals join us

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Join a club, or start your own Getting involved is a great way to meet new people and make your university experience more fulfilling. Consider joining an existing club, or create your own! To start a club, just drop by the NUSU office and fill out a club application package, which is available at www.nusu.com. ‘Like’ The NUSU Clubhouse page on Facebook and see how you can get more involved on campus!

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NUSU dates and events to remember

Q Q SEPTEMBER Frosh Week

Frosh Week is unmistakably one of the best weeks of your life! Every year Frosh Week offers concerts, events, activities, and bonding opportunities for everyone involved! This past year, incorporating some of the most popular themes from 10 years of different Frosh Weeks, NUSU brought you “Frosh Wars: Through The Ages”. The best team themes combatted one another, and in some cases, worked together cooperatively to accomplish similar goals for the first time ever in Frosh Week. Make sure to buy a Frosh Kit to participate next year! Need information? Do not hesitate to contact the Frosh Boss at vpstudentlife@nusu.com Shinerama - Frosh Event

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

Club Daze

Nipissing Club Daze is a chance for students to meet face-to-face with clubs and club members. You can learn about the club, sign up with a club or even start your own. Contact VP Internal at vpinternal@nusu.com Director/Student Senator Elections

You can get involved with your student union by representing the student body through NUSU. Directors represent the best interests of students in their faculty or constituency as voting members on the NUSU Board of Directors. Student Senators sit on Nipissing University’s Academic Senate as voting members on behalf of their faculty, and represent students on the Senate committees throughout the year. Contact the President at president@nusu.com

other events

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

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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 field work and on archeological digs. Career and Academic Options

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

Q Q BIOLOGY Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science

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

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

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RATED Survey Results

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Q Q BUSINESS

Q Q CLASSICAL STUDIES

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

Bachelor Overall of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies Degree completion available online and through Ontario partner sites

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 First-Year Upper-Year differing theories developed byStudents various historians. Students

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, 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 for internships, international expeditions, and engaging with faculty members in research. Career and Academic Options

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

Nipissing University Experience

Offered by the Faculty of Rated Arts andasScience Excellent/Good

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90%

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

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Feel that they belong at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

Q Q CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts

2014 CUSC Middle Year Students Survey

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

Career and Academic Options •

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

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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.

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Q Q COMPUTER SCIENCE

Average first-year lecture Size

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

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The Computer Science program provides a strong foundation in computer science theory and in its practical applications including neural networks, artificial intelligence, robotics, graphics, computer security, software engineering, 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.

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Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as systems analysts, programmers, software analysts, and software developers Visit www.nipissingu.ca/computerscience •

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Q Q CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

great research = first rate teaching

Dr. Greg Brown, professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies, is using the RAI-MH (a mental health screening tool used in all Ontario psychiatric hospitals) to determine the number of inmates who have a mental disorder in Ontario jails, detention and correctional centres. With funding from both the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as well as the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Dr. Brown worked with a team of 10 students to conduct face-to-face assessments with 522 inmates in 14 different facilities. He expects that the results of their research will assist in determining the best course of individual health care required.

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The Criminal Justice program examines the Canadian legal system and provides a foundation in criminal law, justice policies, and statistical analysis. You will develop criminological research methods, analyze 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, Law and Research Methods, along with specialized courses in one of our program streams: Policing, Corrections, Criminology, Legal Studies and Administration, or Criminal Justice Studies. For the Policing and Corrections streams, Nipissing University works collaboratively with Canadore College so that graduates receive both an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and a College Diploma (in Police Foundations or Community and Justice Services). Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • 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 www.nipissingu.ca/criminal justice • •


do you k now: Our largest lecture hall is comparatively small, with seating for 230, and is

typically reserved for first-year classes. Most classes are much smaller with an average class size of 26.

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? Economics is concerned with the social science behind these questions and a mass of other choice theories. Our Economics program surveys the philosophical viewpoint of significant economic theorists and applies these concepts to investigations of business, environmental, financial, health, political and social policies that ultimately have economic consequences to the individual, the country, and the world. Career and Academic Options

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

Q Q ENGLISH STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Career and Academic Options

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

Dr. Sal Renshaw, professor in the Gender Equality and Social Justice Department, and recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, was the course instructor in the inaugural international placement course, GEND 3056 Sanctuary and Salvation: Saving Animals in a Global World. Facilitated in Hong Kong, the course included a placement with Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Gardens as well as the Hong Kong SPCA. Students experienced hands-on wildlife conservation efforts in a non-Western context and were exposed to indigenous animal conservation projects in addition to the international trafficking of exotic species.

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English Studies develops communication skills (oral and written), critical thinking and organizational abilities. It combines your passion for reading with analyzing and writing texts of all kinds – poems, stories, plays, novels and essays to websites, videos and movies. Over the course of your degree, you will study classics of our literary tradition, drawing especially on British, Canadian and American canons, and will include new areas such as Postcolonial Literature, Native Literature and Digital Culture. Our new first-year “Topics in Literature” courses invite students to engage in literary study through a particular theme or topic, such as Monsters and Madness, Rogues and Rebels, Sports, Friendship and the Family. Discussion and dialogue is core to the program, culminating in intensive Honours Seminars in Fourth Year, where small groups of students can explore topics such as Cannibalism, the Victorian Fantastic, Harry Potter and Graphic Novels.

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Satisfaction with decision to attend Nipissing University

RATED 96%

92%

Survey Results

Very Satisfied/Satisfied

2014 CUSC Middle Year Students Survey

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

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2014 CUSC Middle Year Students Survey

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Feel that they belong at Bachelor of Fine Arts Nipissing Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science University

90% Q Q FINE ARTS

The Fine Arts program will prepare you to become Agree/Strongly Agree 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 2014 CUSC Year Students Survey management skillsMiddle involved in the preparation of exhibitions, and the analysis of contemporary culture that is developed through research, this program offers the essential mix between studio and academic training that provides the tools and the certification to pursue a career in fine arts. You will study in a collaborative studio environment and will learn from professors who are practicing artists as well as educators.

Nipissing’s fine arts program offers five key areas of studio concentration, including: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and digital media. Whether you are looking to specialize in a particular area or gain a breadth of studio experience, the BFA program will serve you well. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, 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 www.nipissingu.ca/finearts • •

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Would recommend Bachelor of Arts Nipissing University Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science to others As one of few programs of its kind in Canada, the Gender Equality and Social

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Q Q GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

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. 2014 CUSC Middlewith Year close Students Survey This program is highly interdisciplinary links to Social Welfare and Social Development, Religions and Cultures, Political Science, and Philosophy, and is designed for those with interests in critical studies of popular culture; the politics of resisting inequality through the law; globalization and human rights; violent conflict and international justice; transnational organizing for social justice; histories of colonization; feminist philosophies; postmodernism; theories of justice; and the intersections of race, class, ability, sex and gender. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA, Social Work) • Careers in international development and research, media communications, government, health, research and advocacy Visit www.nipissingu.ca/gesj • •


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Q Q GEOGRAPHY Q Q ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts Q Q ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Science

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

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

great research = first rate teaching

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

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 Watershed Analysis Center 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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NUprograms Q Q HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science To understand the past is to be able to place yourself in those contexts, to understand and think critically about the world, and to empathize. Our program supports the formation of citizens as whole people. Indeed, this could be taken as the summation of our role. Learning in our department 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 ancient, medieval, early modern and modern European history, as well as early and modern Canadian and U.S. history. Our thematic strengths include the history of state violence and genocide, military history, international relations, Indigenous non-Indigenous relations, oral history, local and community history, women’s and gender history, and environmental history. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in journalism, archival research, museum work, politics and government, business and consulting Visit www.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 so you can 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.

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Dr. Katrina Srigley, a professor of History within the Faculty of Arts and Science, is working to rebuild integrity, renew trust and strengthen relationships between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. With funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), she is working in partnership with Anishinaabe and Ininiw community members on the traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation to share stories in ways that honour Indigenous perspectives of the past. Dr. Srigley is also working in partnership with the North Bay Friendship Centre to explore the history of homelessness, poverty and migration in northeastern Ontario, which informed a ten-year housing plan for the District of Nipissing. These partnerships are helping to change the way we think about our past through storytelling and different ways of knowing in high school and university curricula, academic publications, exhibits and a documentary.

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Career and Academic Options

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

Q Q LIBERAL SCIENCE

Bachelor of Science (three-year)

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

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


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Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

RATED Survey Results

90%

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Upper-Year Students

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Q Q MATHEMATICS

Q Q NATIVE STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

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. It is a central template from which to explore a native worldview, develop career skills and was the impetus for the unique courses developed in our Native Studies Program. You will receive valuable learning experiences and pertinent information that will allow you to create life-enhancing and transformative opportunities in your career and life path. As examples, our courses include but are not limited to: Native philosophies, spirituality and religions, kinships with the environment, historical contexts in legislations, contemporary issues, creativity and the arts, concepts of wellness in First Nation communities, Native ethnobotany, and the Ojibway language.

Mathematics can be applied to multiple disciplines, and open up a wide array of opportunities to you as a graduate. The four-year (Honours) degree has three different streams: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or (Non-specialized) Mathematics. Our professors are committed to the success of their students and have developed a Math Drop-in Centre for those who want to receive (or give) assistance with math problem-solving. As an undergraduate Mathematics student you will have the advantage of participating in research that is typically reserved for graduate students. Career and Academic Options

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

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in community health, environmental management, fine arts, politics, social services, advocacy, and opportunities within corporate, non-profit and government sectors Visit www.nipissingu.ca/nativestudies • •

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

Q Q NURSING

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is offered in collaboration with Canadore College. Grounded in scientific theory and evidence-based practice, the program is designed to equip you with both clinical and critical thinking skills. You will gain the professional abilities and capacity for lifelong learning – both of which are necessary to meet the growing needs of today’s health care system. The broadbased curriculum covers physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural aspects of health. From the beginning you will work side-by-side with nurses in practice and in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Opportunities for an international placement are available. For more information please visit www.nipissingu.ca/nursing

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Q Q PHILOSOPHY

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

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.

Philosophy takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the very nature of thought and inquiry. You will study the views and theories of philosophers through the ages as they pertain to existence, knowledge, reality, reason and value. As a Philosophy student you will have lively debates and discussions around age-old questions: What is knowledge? What is real? What is right and wrong? Why do we consider something beautiful or ugly? You will examine how these questions relate to life today and will apply methodical analysis to areas such as film, gender issues and existentialism. The study of philosophy will help you learn to think clearly, logically and in abstract terms, and will assist in developing sound research and analysis methods. Career and Academic Options

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


Q Q PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Offered by the Schulich School of Education The Physical and Health Education program investigates how physical activity contributes to the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals and populations. You will examine the relationship between human performance, disease prevention and health promotion and will study areas such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor development, health concepts, leadership, and sport and exercise psychology. Through the practical physical education component in each year of the program, you will participate in a variety of physical activities and sports in the gymnasium, on the field, or in nearby community facilities. A unique community leadership placement allows you to become a physical activity leader in the community. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies (Physical Education, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics) Professional School (Education, MBA, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology) • Careers in fitness assessment and promotion, kinesiology, research, sports management, and coaching Visit www.nipissingu.ca/bphe •

Q Q POLITICAL SCIENCE

Bachelor of Arts

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science This degree program examines great political topics that range from the foundations of international relations and foreign policy to Canadian politics and local government. As a Political Science student you will explore the organization of various political institutions and their relationships to political and moral philosophy, political economy, foreign policy, history and other disciplines concerned with the social sciences. Your studies will include a range of economic, sociological, psychological and historical modes of analysis. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as government advisors, policy makers, politicians, and journalists Visit www.nipissingu.ca/politicalscience • •

Dr. David Tabachnick, professor of Political Science within the Faculty of Arts and Science, earned a Harrison McCain Visiting Professorship Award on the basis of his project proposal about Multiculturalism in Canada and the United States. The project is a comparative and theoretical analysis of Canadian and American responses to tensions between multiculturalism and concerns for national security post September 11, 2001. Dr. Tabachnick will be collaborating with faculty and students at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Intended to better understand the “multiculturalism crisis” as it intensifies in many countries, the project will also assist policymakers and political leaders with finding the proper balance between national security and cultural diversity.

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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, and course topics include: Early- and Late-Childhood or Adult Development; Cognitive Psychology; the Psychology of Work; Social Psychology; and Sports or Health Psychology. Clinical areas of study include: Psychopathology; Counselling; Tests and Measurement; or Childhood Disorders. Your studies can range from animal behaviour, where you will explore whether there are laws of behaviour that apply to all organisms, to studies of social decision-making or humour appreciation and the brain’s role in these evaluations. You may also choose to focus on theories about how humans behave and think. You can earn either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Psychology. Your professors have research expertise in areas that include aging and cognition, the psychology of art, work stress, autism, violence and victimization, psychological measurement, environmental psychology, and behavioural or cognitive neuroscience. You can conduct independent research as an undergraduate student, work in active research labs and participate in courses that have a 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 to learn in a laboratory setting. These hands-on experiences will give you a significant advantage if you plan to pursue graduate studies. Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, MBA, Medicine) • Careers as a counsellor, personnel administrator, recruitment coordinator, and research analyst Visit www.nipissingu.ca/psychology • •

Q Q RELIGIONS AND CULTURES

Bachelor of Arts

great research = first rate teaching

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Dr. Lanyan Chen, a professor in the School of Social Welfare and Social Development from within the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies, recently earned a Research Achievement Award for her work with gender issues and inequality. Mostly focused on the women’s movement in China, social issues women have faced in urban and rural areas, the struggle with the one-child policy, and the lack of female participation in politics, Dr. Chen has authored books, journal articles, and contributed chapters to other publications. Her recent research on these issues has expanded to include Canada and other countries using comparative perspectives to review various movements, learn from their collective experiences, and project future directions.

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

Graduate Studies Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers in politics, journalism, government, and for non-government, development, and multi-cultural organizations Visit www.nipissingu.ca/religionsandcultures • •


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Feel that they belong at Nipissing University Agree/Strongly Agree

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Q Q SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Q Q SOCIAL WORK

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Social Work

Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science

Offered by the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

The Science and Technology program prepares you to be highly skilled in the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics and other sciences. The program provides ample flexibility and is designed to allow you to direct your studies. You will complete a core group of courses in Mathematics and Computer Science together with science courses during the first two years of the program and then you may choose the General Stream or to specialize in one of the following: Artificial Intelligence; Environment; Industrial Mathematics; Robotics; or Service Systems Technology. You will also complete a practicum in an industry or a business in your field.

The goal of social work is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, groups, and communities dealing with various social issues. The degree will help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to advocate for social justice. The program offers theoretical course work within social sciences like economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. You will explore human rights, gender issues, diverse cultures, marginalized people, mental health, distribution of wealth, power and inequality, violence, disabilities, and addiction. You will gain applied experience through practicum placements, which will help you apply the theories you’ve gained in class to field practice.

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies • Professional School (Education, Law, MBA) • Careers as an analyst, network specialist, statistician, applied mathematician, administrator, programmer, and technologist within environmental, computer, mechanical, geological and biomedical disciplines Visit www.nipissingu.ca/scienceandtechnology •

Q Q SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Bachelor of Arts

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

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

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

Graduate Studies (MA, MSW) Professional School (Education, Law, Social Work) • Careers with government, human service agencies, advocacy groups, and selfhelp groups Visit www.nipissingu.ca/socialwelfare • •

Q Q SOCIOLOGY

Bachelor of Arts

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

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

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NUbest residences

a Pr ivate Room of your Own

Our top-rated residences will make you feel right at home. You will make fast friends with your residence community. Our student leaders, Residence Dons, and awardwinning residence staff give tutorials on everything from the basics of laundry and cooking to making connections within the community. Equally handy are the grocery and department store buses that provide a free doorto-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 lots of fun activities planned throughout the year like potluck suppers, skating parties, 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 www.nipissingu.ca/residence

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2014 CUSC Middle Year Students Survey

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Overall Nipissing University Experience Rated as Excellent/Good

88%

RATED Survey Results

90%

First-Year Students

86%

Very Satisfied/ Satisfied with Nipissing University Residences

Upper-Year Students

2014 CUSC Middle Year Students Survey

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Want to live with people who are into the same things you are? Nipissing can make it happen. We offer four 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 make the transition into university a lot smoother! Our communities include:

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Q Q GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOMS IN RESIDENCE

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

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If you are a current secondary school student who receives full-time admission by May 28, 2016, and you meet the residence application and deposit deadline of June 6, 2016, you are guaranteed a single room within either a suite- or townhouse-style residence that comes equipped with:

Would recommend Nipissing University to others

96%

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, Agree/Strongly Agree and more. The benefit of choosing to stay in one of our communities is that right from the start, willMiddle live Year withStudents students who like the same things you do, and may 2014you CUSC Survey even be in some of your classes. Living in a LLC is a fantastic way to make like-minded new friends and get involved in interesting events and projects in residence, on campus, and within the community. •

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Q Q SUITE-STYLE RESIDENCES

Closet Hallway Bathroom

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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: • • • •

Bedroom Lounge

Bedroom

private bedrooms kitchen with fridge and stove living room two full bathrooms dining area

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tr c r esidences Q Q TRC – TOWNHOUSE RESIDENCE COMPLEX

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

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

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Residence events and important dates

Q Q JUNE

06th Residence Deposit Due

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q Q LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER students move-in

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

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Winter Break

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


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2017 Q Q JANUARY

Q Q MARCH

Frost week

Extended stay requests

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

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

Students wanting to repeat the fun next year should watch for the Returning Student Residence Application form that is available in January 2017.

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

Winter Carnival/ snow Carnival

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

other events

Residence end-of-year Banquet

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

Have a fantastic summer! Students move out April 30, 2017 or 48 hours after their last exam or class (whichever comes first). This is only a sample of what residence offers – our award-winning residence programs will keep you busy all year!

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SchulichSchoolof Education a r ecog niz ed leader in the field of education Apply to the Schulich School of Education, and earn your Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree at Nipissing University in one of the pre-eminent education programs in Ontario. Renowned for graduating exceedingly well-prepared and professionally-minded teachers, the Schulich School of Education will prepare you for teaching in traditional and non-traditional environments, and will provide you with transferable communication and collaborative skills that are essential to any career.

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

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2014 NSSE Students Survey

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Feel that they belong at Nipissing University

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Options to students pursuing a degree in education Concurrent Education Option

Consecutive Bachelor of Education

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

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

Duration

6 years

2 years (following undergraduate degree)

Practicum

20 weeks of placement

20 weeks of placement

English Public school boards and English Separate school boards

English Public school boards and English Separate school boards

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

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

Division

P/J =Primary/Junior

J/I = Junior/Intermediate

I/S = Intermediate/Senior

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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admissionto Nipissing

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

applications, offer s and impor tant dates

Q Q OCTOBER 2015

Q Q JANUARY 2016

24th Open House

13th Deadline to Apply

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.

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

Q Q STARTING IN NOVEMBER Confirmation package sent

Packages – to acknowledge that we have received your application – are mailed to you, and include relevant information about Nipissing that will help to inform your final decision.

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

18th-19th Open House

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

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TOP RATED Survey Results

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

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

Q Q APRIL

01st Applications due

Transfer, mature, and international students will have filed a 105 Application Form through the OUAC site by this date. Q Q APRIL - MAY 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 st Entrance Awards

01

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

27th Response Date

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

01st Acceptance deadline and registration deposit due

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

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

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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 FULL-TIME

Secondary School Students

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

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Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents Presently not Attending Secondary School

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

International applicants will apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) 105F application process. Visit www.ouac.on.ca 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: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms


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Q Q CANADIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL APPLICANTS

Q Q INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

Applying to your program of interest at Nipissing is simple – there are no hidden formulas. A minimum average of 75% is required for consideration for admission to the Concurrent Education, and Criminal Justice programs. A minimum average of 70% is required for consideration for admission to all other programs. Averages for all programs are based on your best six final 4U/4M or equivalent courses including all required courses. Please refer to the Admissions Chart on page 58 for specific course requirements.

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

For general admission requirements for all Canadian provinces and territories, see page 57. 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 ADVANCED PLACEMENT

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

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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.

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.

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, 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 www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms

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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.


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

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

Q 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 $1,250 for “A” average students.

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Applicants from The United States

Proof of Proficiency in English

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.

All student visa applicants from areas where the language of instruction is not English are required to supply proof of proficiency in English.

Nipissing’s SAT code is 4149 and ACT code is 5167.Other applicants from the U.S. must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) at an accredited post-secondary institution (U.S. applicants who have completed more than 30 semester credits at an accredited postsecondary institution will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit/advanced standing). Applicants from Great Britain and Other Countries with GCE Equivalents

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. 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: www.nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

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


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

General Requirements

English 4U

Biology 4U

Chemistry 4U

Physics 4U

Calculus and Vectors 4U

If Advanced Functions 4U or 4U Mathematics is required

Introduction to Kinesiology 4U

Alberta/NWT/ Nunavut

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

English 30 or

Biology 30

Chemistry 30

Physics 30

Math 31

Pure Math 30

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 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 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 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

Pre-Calculus 30

N/A

ELA 30-1

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

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

OUAC Application Program Codes

Minimum Average

Majors

Required 4U or Equivalent

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

PA

70%

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

English

Economics

English; one Mathematics

Computer Science5, Mathematics5

English; Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics

PAJ

75%

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

English

Bachelor of Business Administration 6,10 (BBA)

PBA

70%

Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; 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%

PST

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)

PSN

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)11

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) combined with Bachelor of Commerce

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70%

78%-82%

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

Science and Technology – Artificial Intelligence; Engineering Technology; Environment; General; Industrial Mathematics; Robotics; or Service Systems Technology streams

English; Calculus and Vectors; one other Mathematics; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (a second Science is recommended)

2015 cut-off

English; Biology; Chemistry (one Mathematics is recommended)

PSW

70%

English (minimum grade 70%)

PAB, PSS, PCC or PMT

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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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; 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/ 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 9

Students admitted without a 4U Mathematics or equivalent will be required to complete MATH 1911 or MATH 1912 in their first year. A Certificate in Geomatics is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Neuroscience is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Environmental Management is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Game Design and Development is available to students pursuing a degree in these majors. An iLEAD Business Experience Certificate is available to students pursuing one of these degrees. A Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Lifespan is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Applied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. 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. 1 2

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

Aboriginal Leadership  

Bilingualism  

Digital Humanities  

Health Studies and Gerontology

For out-of-province admission requirements, see page 57. For international admission requirements, visit www.nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

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

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OUAC Application Program Codes

Minimum Average

Majors

Required 4U or Equivalent

Primary/Junior

PES

75%

Biology 3

Junior/Intermediate

PET

Intermediate/Senior

PEU

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

Computer Science5

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

Environmental Biology and Technology

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

Environment and Physical Geography2,4

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

Mathematics5

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

Psychology 3,7,8,9

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

Science and Technology – Artificial Intelligence, Environment, General, Industrial Mathematics, Robotics or Service Systems Technology streams

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

Primary/Junior

PEW

Junior/Intermediate

PEY

Intermediate/Senior

PEZ

75%

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Students admitted without a 4U Mathematics or equivalent will be required to complete MATH 1911 or MATH 1912 in their first year. A Certificate in Geomatics is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Neuroscience is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Environmental Management is also available to students pursuing an Honours degree in these majors. A Certificate in Game Design and Development is available to students pursuing a degree in these majors. An iLEAD Business Experience Certificate is available to students pursuing one of these degrees. A Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Lifespan is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Applied Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. A Certificate in Program Evaluation and Applied Research (PEAR) is available to students pursuing an Honours Specialization, Specialization or a Major in these areas. 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. 1 2

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

Aboriginal Leadership  

For out-of-province admission requirements, see page 57. For international admission requirements, visit www.nipissingu.ca/internationaladmissions

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Bilingualism  

Digital Humanities  

Health Studies and Gerontology


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Fall 2015: Saturday, October 24 March Break 2016: Friday, March 18 or Saturday, March 19 SPOILER ALERT: you will want to stay. The majority of students who come for a visit choose to call Nipissing home, but see for yourself why this is where you belong. Visit our beautiful campus, and check out some of the best residences in Canada, our award-winning library and new athletic centre. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, and hit us with your questions about academic programs, admissions, and residence life. Complimentary lunch included.

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Fall 2015: October 2015 In Anishnaabemwin the word debwendizon is derived from one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings – the teaching of debwewin or truth – and means “believe in yourself.” We encourage all Aboriginal learners to visit us to meet with university faculty, current Aboriginal students, and Office of Aboriginal Initiatives staff. You will participate in a range of learning experiences, hands-on activities, and will see how well you will fit into our community. To register visit www.nipissingu.ca/debwendizon

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