The University of King’s College, situated in Kjipuktuk, recognizes the importance of Mi’kmaw voices and perspectives in journalism. For too long, the Mi’kmaq have been marginalized in mainstream media and journalism education. The university has an important role to play in fostering change.
In the Fall of 2022, King’s announced the Mi’kmaw Journalism Initiative; a key step toward answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
The University of King’s College will cover tuition costs for up to three Mi’kmaw students per year in the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program and encourage L’nu’k from Mi’kma’ki with lived experience to apply.
In addition to meeting the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) admission requirements, applicants must indicate interest in the Mi’kmaw Journalism Initiative by answering the question on the application and send in the additional documents listed below by March 1, 2024.
We recognize Mi’kma’ki is a large territory and extends across modern colonial provincial borders. This initiative is open to L’nu’k from the seven districts, Kespukwitk, Sipekni’katik, Eskikewa’kik, Unama’kik (including Ktaqmkuk), Epekwitk aq Piktuk, Siknikt and Kespek.
Applicants who would like to be considered for the Mi’kmaw Journalism Initiative, must then provide the required following supporting documents.
NOTE: These documents may be subject to verification by members of the Mawaknutma’tinej–Mi’kmaw/Indigenous Advisory Circle.
Please submit all supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2024. If there is available space in this program after March 1, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Students’ applications for this initiative will be reviewed after they have received an offer of admission to the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) degree. Decisions will be sent to applicants independently of their offer to the journalism degree.
Questions about the admissions process? Connect with us at email@example.com.