BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute



Department Head
Lara Condello, MA
Faculty Person
Denyse Oswald-Finch, ECED, BACYC & MEd
Eric Ostrowidzki, BA, MA, PHD
James Beck,
Mandy Na'zinek Jimmie, B.Ed, MA
Nedra McKay, MSW
Roman Erinburg, BA
Sharon McIvor, LLB, LLM
Stefan Zabek, MA
Kathleen Wasacase
Academic and Indigenous Studies (University Transfer) offers courses to earn Associate of Arts Degrees as well as courses for transfer in many areas of concentration: social sciences, humanities and sciences at the first and second year level. Courses are offered for univeristy transfer and are open to all qualified applicants. Part-time students are welcome.

Admission Requirements
All applicants for admission to Academic and Indigenous Studies are required to meet the following admission requirements:

  • Completion of grade 12 education with a minimum of C+ (65%) average (Completion of grade 12 education may be demonstrated by a certificate from a BC secondary school or
    equivalent within the last 2 years). An applicant who does not have evidence of English 12/English 12 First Peoples completion within the last 2 years may demonstrate English competency by
    writing a language proficiency test

  • Transferability

    NVIT has successfully negotiated transferability of many of its
    courses with most colleges, institutes and universities in BC. For a full listing of transferable courses students are advised to refer to theBCCAT Transfer Guide, online version www.bctransferguide.ca
    In BC, post secondary institutions guarantee credit for courses or programs completed at other institutions, provided that they are
    listed in the BC Transfer Guide. Students may also be able to receive transfer credit for other courses not listed in the Guide, but will have to inquire individually for them. All the BC institutions that
    participate in the transfer process are listed in the Guide. Students can determine how courses will transfer to other institutions by searching the online Transfer Guide at www.bctransferguide.ca
    Students can attend NVIT and earn credits toward a university degree in a variety of disciplines. Students who are planning
    to transfer to another institution need to be fully aware of the requirements of that institution. For more information contact one of the Academic Planners.

    Click this link to see a listing of all courses in this department

    For information on transferability, please see the BC Transfer Guide.