Patrick Johnson has been working at UCCB since 1990, first as Mi'kmaq student advisor, and now as the internal director for the Mi'kmaq College Institute.
Our branch is extending to quite a few areas at UCCB.
There are currently about 240 Mi'kmaq students enrolled at the UCCB, along with a few students from other Aboriginal groups, Johnson said.
Each year, more Mi'kmaq students attend the UCCB than at any other institute in Eastern Canada, and the university has the highest number of Mi'kmaq graduates.
The resource centre is available to all UCCB students, as well as to educators from outside the university.
The UCCB also offers a wide variety of courses in Mi'kmaq studies, dealing with such diverse topics as language, history, government, ecology, and spirituality.
The UCCB, in conjunction with the college institute, also offers a program designed to encourage more Mi'kmaq people to enroll in science programs--the Mi'kmaq Science Advantage Program, or MSAP.
As a result of the success of this plan, two marketing students at UCCB
were hired by the department of Extension and Community Affairs to implement the plan on a local level.