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New DEC-BAC Option for Graduates of Kiuna Institution’s First Nations Social Science Program

Odanak, Tuesday, September 15, 2020  Through a partnership between Kiuna Institution, the only First Nations college in Quebec, and Saint Paul University, located in Ottawa, graduates of the college’s First Nations Social Science (300.B0) program will have the opportunity to obtain a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Innovation from Saint Paul University.

Credit transfer will enable students to obtain a diploma of college studies and a bachelor’s degree in just four years.

By joining forces, Kiuna and Saint Paul University are committed to fostering excellence in education, providing hands-on learning opportunities, increasing access to post-secondary programs in French and English, and ensuring academic mobility between our institutions.

“This partnership is in keeping with our mission to encourage leadership and perseverance among our students and reflects our commitment to maintain quality educational services that take into account their aspirations, realities and cultures,” said Prudence Hannis, Director, Kiuna Institution.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Kiuna on this new credit transfer agreement,” said Chantal Beauvais, Rector, Saint Paul University. “This partnership marks an important milestone as our institutions work together to support Indigenous students in their academic pursuits and future aspirations.”

Both institutions will celebrate this new partnership later this year at the opening of Saint Paul University’s new Indigenous student centre.


About Kiuna Institution

Since 2011, Kiuna’s objective has been to democratize access to post-secondary studies for First Nations members. Kiuna is a recognized example of alternative and culturally adapted educational services. The college has earned a reputation for its unique environment where the programs, student services, human resources, teaching methods and material are based on Indigenous culture and traditions.

About Saint Paul University

Founded in 1848, Saint Paul University is an institution steeped in tradition with values focused on creating a more just and humane future. With programs specialized in human and social sciences, Saint Paul University seeks to drive positive social change and empower communities through research and innovation. For more information, please visit


Contact Person: Jean-François Beaudet
Educational Advisor


For more information:
Julie Bourassa
Communications Officer, Saint Paul University
613-236-1393, ext. 2310


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