At SRC, we value the positive, long-term relationships we have with Aboriginal communities, and we’re dedicated to participating in and supporting initiatives that can benefit Aboriginal people.
SRC is committed to fostering Aboriginal participation in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines by supporting students as they progress through their post-secondary education with opportunities to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
SRC is proactively recruiting students for our Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) Mentorship Program (AMP).
The program aims to connect Aboriginal post-secondary students in the STEM disciplines with SRC mentors in the same or similar disciplines to help them take their education and experience to the next level. Our program kicks off in January of each year and includes coaching and mentoring throughout the school year to help set students up for success, along with meaningful summer employment and opportunities to help students develop skills and gain experience that will help them in their studies and future careers.
Am I eligible?
- Saskatchewan resident, of First Nation (Status or Non-Status), Métis or Inuit ancestry
- Enrolled at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution in a STEM-related discipline; returning to full-time studies after a period of summer employment
- Can commit to a modest number of events and informal meetings held throughout the winter with an SRC mentor
- Can commit to a 16-week May to August work placement at one of our locations in Saskatchewan
To be considered for future opportunities, please contact us.
Hear from past AMP students
Thomas Lavergne was a third-year environmental engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan when he participated in SRC’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program in 2014-15. Thomas is now a full-time employee at SRC.
To hear more about Thomas’ experience, watch the video below or read his blog post.
Read about Jaz's experience in his blog post, The AMP Experience: Putting my academic knowledge to work
“Through AMP, I gained a whole team of mentors and coworkers I could go to for help This gave me the opportunity to grow the skills and confidence needed be a competent engineer in the future. One of the best parts of the experience was being able to see my work produced into a tangible object and used in industry.”
"This summer, I’ve gained experience on the non-technical and technical portion in the engineering field and furthered my knowledge of environmental issues in relation to mining. I participated in the Student Environmental Monitoring Program at the former Gunnar Mine Site. I was able to learn a lot about environmental monitoring and environmental science along with five other students from the Athabasca. We applied our knowledge and got a great hands on experience working in the field. Working with SRC was the best summer job I’ve had."
“I am from Stanley Mission. In the fall, I will be entering my final year as an Environmental Engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan. Growing up in the north, I have always had a great appreciation for the outdoors. I am also passionate about math and science. My goals are to work on the land, help the environment, and maintain ties to my Cree Culture.”
“I just finished my seventh year in Environmental Engineering/Computer Science (double major) with support from the Gabriel Dumont Institute. The Project CLEANS team works hard to ensure the remediation of the old mine sites is done the best way possible for the people and the environment of the area. Science and technology are great fields to work in for people who want to have a positive impact on society.”