Aboriginal Student Self-Identification Survey
Indigenous Services (IS) launched the Aboriginal Student Self Identification Survey that allows students to self-identify as Aboriginal online through student.uwo.ca. IS is responsible for overseeing the internal and confidential data collection, storage and reporting processes.
The goal of this survey is to more effectively reflect and respond to Indigenous student needs and fulfill Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan.
Your participation in this process will help increase the Indigenous student presence on-campus and support positive changes moving forward. The development of the questions are consistent with the common Aboriginal self-identification guideline report published by Council of Ontario Universities (COU, Report, 2014).
- An online survey to help Western University provide the best programs and services to Aboriginal students
The term ‘Aboriginal’ refers to students of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (FNMI) ancestry who self-identify
- No proof of ancestry is required
- The process is voluntary and confidential
- Indigenous Services oversees the data collection, storage, and reporting in strict confidence and in accordance with privacy legislation
How: 3-Easy Steps
- It takes less than 2 minutes to complete
- Log into Student Center
- Go to the personal information section located at the top left hand corner under Aboriginal Self-Identification
- Be part of the collective and growing Aboriginal student body
- Help Indigenous Services gain a greater understanding of Aboriginal students on-campus and be in a better position to enhance programs and services
- Connect with the Aboriginal community on-campus by being included in communications (if you choose to opt-in to the email list)