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ISC Study Spaces

Looking for a place to study, relax or eat a snack between classes? The ISC has Indigenous Student spaces across all three SFU campuses, so come visit us at any of these locations.

Burnaby Campus

ISC Burnaby (AQ 2002)

Located on the 2000 level of the Academic Quadrangle, the ISC Burnaby Space opened its doors to students in 2014. This space offers students access to a kitchen, computer lab, study/lounge space, as well as the Elders Room.

Much of the ISC’s core programming for Undergraduate Students takes place in this space.  
 
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Opening Soon - ISC Expansion Space (AQ 3144)

Located next to Saywell Hall on the 3000 level of the Academic Quadrangle, the ISC Expansion Space is scheduled to open in Fall 2022. This space will offer students access to a kitchenette, computer lab, study/lounge space, as well as the ISC Drum Room.

This space will offer greater resources and support for Graduate Students.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Library Space (LIB 2114)

Looking for a quiet place to study? Somewhere to meet for a group project? Or a room to attend your virtual class? The SFU Library has a room available for you. This room is first come first serve for Indigenous Students only, located in the W.A.C. Bennett Library Room 2114.

Library Hours of Operation

Under Construction - First Peoples Gathering House

As identified in the 2017 Walk This Path With Us Report, Call to Action #3 aims to “reinvigorate long-delayed plans for creating a culturally appropriate ceremonial hall and space. The Aboriginal Reconciliation Council’s (ARC) recommendation has been that this ceremonial space should serve as a cultural hub for the use and education of all SFU community members and visitors.

This gathering space will be located at the Strand Hall Annex on Burnaby Mountain. The facility will host a large ceremonial hall for hosting special events of up to 300 attendees. It will also include a dressing room, an Elders room, a classroom, a wellness room, and a multi-generational Indigenous peoples’ lounge as well as a food service kitchen.

Currently under construction. Expected completion in Winter 2023/24.  

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Surrey Campus

ISC Surrey (SRYC 5300)

Located on the 5000 level of the Surrey Campus, the ISC Surrey is a designated study space for currently enrolled Indigenous Students. The ISC Surrey is growing! We are working toward equipping this space with a kitchenette, printer and study/lounge space. In-person ISC programs commence Fall 2022.

The space is open for use, and renovations will take place in 2022/23.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Vancouver Campus

Coming Soon - ISC Harbour Centre (HC 7440)

Scheduled to open in 2023, the ISC will host a dedicated space for Indigenous students at SFU’s downtown campus. This space will offer students access to a kitchenette, computer lab and study/lounge space.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

First Peoples Gathering Place 

Located on the first floor of Harbour Centre, the space is open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and community members.