What is BIRM?
In the Building Intercultural Resilience Mentorship program (BIRM) USask students will be connected with Indigenous high school students in Saskatoon Public Schools to build relationships through shared experiences, interests, and goals. BIRM is structured as a wrap-around network of inspiration and support for these students, and they will be able to develop mentor-mentee relationships that will be intercultural on many levels (i.e., education, age, race/ethnicity/culture, etc.). The students meet regularly with the support of the Program Coordinator to engage in leadership opportunities, career exploration, goal setting, learning Indigenous cultures and languages, land-based experiences, and developing academic skills. The program will culminate with an expenses paid year-end trip (location TBD). For more information regarding this exciting program please click on the link below: