U of S sees record enrolment of aboriginal students

Almost 11 per cent of the students at the University identify as aboriginal.

More than 2,000 students self-declared as aboriginal

There is a record number of aboriginal students at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatoon-based school says official fall enrolment numbers confirm that 2,236 students self-declared as aboriginal.

Most of those students are in arts and science, education and nursing programs.

Graeme Joseph, team leader of First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success at the university, says it's great to see that almost 11 per cent of the student population identifies as aboriginal.

Joseph says the ultimate goal for students, the university and the wider community is more aboriginal people with university degrees.

Projections released by Statistics Canada in September show that nearly one in five Saskatchewan residents will be aboriginal by 2036.

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