Indigenous Student Centre

The ISC engages a community of people from a variety of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, backgrounds and world views. We strive to foster a diverse and holistic community based on Indigenous kinship models. Being immersed in an inclusive community helps us to feel connected to each other and something bigger than ourselves.

Supports for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

  • Support for your transition to university through START Indigenous
  • Advising and Counselling supports range from mainstream counselling to visiting with Elders and Knowledge Keepers. You can ask questions, talk things through, seek advice, or simply share with someone who will respect your experiences.
  • Financial supports help you to plan your financial strategy for university as well as apply for scholarships and bursaries.

Programming

Throughout the fall and winter semesters, ISC hosts a range of activities and events open to the campus community including:

  • Socials
  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Indigenous Recognition Week
  • Treaties Recognition Week
  • Learning Circles and Workshops
  • Movie Screenings
  • Visiting Elders and Knowledge Holders

For more information about ISC's programming, visit GryphLife.ca.

Resource Library

The ISC houses a small resource library on a variety of topics. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to sign out books.

Indigenous Student Society

The Indigenous Student Society (ISS) is a club accredited through the Central Student Association. The ISS hopes to be a source of community and amplify the voices of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.

Advisory Committee

The President's Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Initiatives (PACAI) works to advance reconciliation and decolonization initiatives at the University of Guelph.

Acknowledging the Land

Learn more about the why and how of land acknowledgements.

Smudging Procedure

Although the U of G is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, there are provisions for First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural practices. For more information contact Cara Wehkamp, Special Advisor to the Provost on Indigenous Initiatives at cwehkamp@uoguelph.ca.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit students looking for a place to smudge? The ISC has medicines available for your use. Contact your Indigenous Student Advisor, Rosemary for more information at rspring@uoguelph.ca.

The ISC is located in the Federal Building at 620 Gordon Street. Come visit us!