The Academic Transition Opportunities (ATO) program is designed to assist Indigenous students in undergraduate programs at Western University. As a selected ATO student, you will be given intensive academic, cultural and personal supports during your first two years of study and thereafter. The goal of the ATO program is ensure successful transition and completion of your degree.
ATO Programming includes:
Academic counselling and advocacy through individual meetings with a Counsellor every term;
Tutor support available through drop-in and by appointment;
Indigenous Peer Mentoring Program support;
Academic related workshops, information and training sessions;
Access to Visiting Elders and Traditional Helper supports;
Access to Indigenous Services Learning Resource Centre and kitchen facilities;
Access to cultural programming (e.g. drum making, drumming/singing, beading, language classes and cooking).
Student must apply to the ATO program to receive targeted wrap-around supports.