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Indigenous Student Centre

The Indigenous Student Centre (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. The ISC houses many services and programs for Indigenous students, but most importantly, it is a space for students to come together and find community.

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

Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 58074
Mailing Address:
Indigenous Student Centre
Student Experience, UC Level 3
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

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Supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis 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.


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
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Indigenous Student Society

The Indigenous Student Society (ISS) is the undergraduate student club with the Central Student Association (CSA). The ISS builds community and supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis students by organizing social and awareness raising events and can voice the concerns of Indigenous students on campus. All Indigenous students are encouraged to connect with the ISS.


Smudging on Campus

Although the U of G is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, there are provisions for First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural practices. First Nations, Métis and Inuit students looking for a place to smudge? The ISC has medicines available for your use. Contact the Manager of the Indigenous Student Centre, Natasha Young for more information at

For more information contact Cara Wehkamp, Assistant Vice-President (Indigenous Initiatives) at