With files from Maclean’s.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission recently granted special status to Memorial University’s Aboriginal Designated Seats Program, which reserves three seats for First Nations students.

The commission’s commitment protects Memorial’s program from meeting any obstacles or oppositions in the future.

The three Canadian Aboriginal students will be required to meet the minimum entrance standards to a wide range of programs. The university clarified that the seats aren’t a guaranteed entrance but rather an invitation to encourage aboriginal applicants.

Applicants to this program are still required to meet university entrance standards.

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