Kwitn Program

What is the Kwitn Program?

The Kwitn Program is a new interdisciplinary bridging program that will allow you to explore your interests in science, technology, and business in a small group setting with your peers and learn about careers related to these fields of study. At the same time, you’ll gain valuable academic skills to set you on a path for success in your chosen degree program. In the second year of the Kwitn Program, you’ll have continued access to tutoring and receive assistance to find relevant summer job placements.

Why apply to the Kwitn Program at CBU?

  • Mi’kmaw perspectives, worldview, and traditional knowledge will be integrated into courses, ensuring that the course content is relevant to you and that diverse learning styles are supported.
  • Mi’kmaw Elders and traditional knowledge holders will participate in program delivery, enabling you to access cultural knowledge and culturally-based supports.
  • Most courses will be delivered in-community or via a blended learning model using videoconferencing, so you can stay in your community.
  • Most courses will be delivered in a modularized format, allowing you to focus on one course at a time to maximize success.
  • Tutoring and peer support are built into the program, helping you achieve your academic goals.
  • Field trips and industry tours will enable you to explore your career options and make informed decisions about your future.
  • A mentor-coordinator will support you through your transition into university study and help you find relevant summer employment opportunities.

Did you know?

Kwitn is the Mi’kmaw term for canoe. Symbolically, it connotes a vessel which will enable a journey that members of the program embark upon together and, through collaboration and coordination, explore career opportunities. A canoe in and of itself is an example of Indigenous knowledge, technology, and innovation, which can and has been analyzed in terms of math (geometry) and science (physics). It is also a vehicle that in the past enabled exploration and trade, and still today facilitates cultural practices.