Peer tutoring project IndigeStem was a finalist at the provincial Forces AVENIR gala
The student-led peer tutoring project IndigeSTEM was a finalist at the 6th edition of the provincial Forces AVENIR gala under the Society, communication and education category.
Dawson students Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe and Kayla Spencer-Young came up with the idea to encourage and support their fellow Indigenous students who may be interested in pursuing studies in Science. The project, which won them the local Forces AVENIR award, tackles discrepancies in the access to resources between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Aside from providing academic support, the students also organize cultural and scientific activities.
Forces AVENIR recognizes, honours and promotes student involvement in projects that contribute to the development of conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens who are both rooted in their community and open to the world.