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Coming to Concordia

Concordia University’s Aboriginal student community is the largest in Montreal! Whether you are applying to Concordia, or a new student, this page is for you. We start our journeys from each of the four directions and our paths cross at the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre, right in the heart of the city.


Get help with the application process

Veronica Lefebvre

Oki (Hello), my name is Veronica Lefebvre, I am of Blackfoot, French and English ancestry. I have had the honour of growing up on the unceded traditional territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka people. I have also had the honour of living on the ancestral lands of the Lekwungen peoples of Vancouver Island. I have been working in the Indigenous education field for the past 10 years, 5 of those years in an Indigenous Affairs office in Victoria, BC, and the rest of this time at Concordia University, where I am also an alumna.

I am currently working with the Office of Student Recruitment as the Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer. As part of this role, I will be working alongside the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the application process, how to become a student, or just general questions about the University please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to meet with you or speak with you, and support you on your academic journey.

Veronica Lefebvre
Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
514-848-2424, ext. 5335
veronica.lefebvre@concordia.ca


Get ready to apply

BEGIN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION HERE. You’ll find information about application deadlines, admissions requirements as well as tips on choosing your program.

Other tips

  • Have you checked the deadlines to apply for funding through your band and have you applied yet?
  • Do you qualify for any awards or scholarships? Visit the Financial Aid and Awards Office to find out
  • Remember, some programs may require more documentation, including other forms, a portfolio or a written statement about your interests, abilities and career plans.
  • For out-of-towners, think about housing: Will you apply for residence on campus or will you live off campus?

Self-Identification

Did you know that you can self-identify as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit? You can self-identify at any time during your academic journey.

Why self-identify?

Concordia offers many resources, activities, information and support services specifically for Indigenous students. We want to be in touch and keep you informed on what’s going on at Concordia. Specifically: 

  • The Aboriginal Student Resource Centre can communicate more efficiently with you and assist you in accessing further funding and networking opportunities.
  • Your self-identification assists in increasing funding for academic and student support resources at Concordia.
  • Self-identifying makes it easier for the University to offer you scholarships and bursaries. 
  • The Aboriginal Student Resource Centre provides many services such as a drop-in for information, a Mentor, an Elder, a student lounge, free copying and printing, computers, a newsletter, cultural events and more. It is an essential service for Indigenous students and fosters a sense of culture and community at Concordia. We want to keep you informed.
How to self-identity

Log into myconcordia.ca and go to “My Student Centre”. Under the “Personal Information” section, you’ll find the link “Indigenous self-identification.” 

The information you provide will only be accessible by select staff in the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre and in the Office of the Registrar. Your information will be kept confidential. All questions are optional and proof of ancestry is not required.


Apply now

Begin your online application to Concordia. 

Some programs may require more documentation, including other forms, a portfolio or a written statement about your interests, abilities and career plans.


After you apply

Come to the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre

The Aboriginal Student Resource Centre at Concordia is geared specifically for you. We are your “home away from home”, a welcoming place to help aid in your student experience here at Concordia!

The Aboriginal Student Resource Centre provides many services such as a drop-in for information, a Mentor, an Elder, a student lounge, free copying and printing, computers, a newsletter, cultural events and more. It is an essential service for aboriginal students and fosters a sense of culture and community at Concordia.

Our Coordinator can start by meeting with you to discuss your options and then refer you to the Welcome Centre for more specialized help with the online application. The Coordinator can also have a look over your application and supporting documents before you finalize it. 

Drop in or make an appointment for assistance.


Come for a tour!

We can help organize a custom tour with the Concordia Welcome Centre tailored to your interests. They could include visiting specific departments, a tour of a game design lab, the library and Grey Nun’s Residence.  Whether you are an individual, part of a family or a small group, we can arrange a tour.

Come for a tour

Connect with the centre!

Come and visit us! We can help you make the transition easier from high school, CEGEP, or the work­force. Concordia will be more than a place to learn – it will be a place where you live, socialize, grow and discover possible employment opportunities.

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