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Academic Support

The ISC offers a variety of resources for Indigenous students to support academic success. This includes connecting with an academic advisor; accessing tutoring; and writing, learning, and research support.

Academic Advising

Drop-in academic advising hours are available for currently enrolled Indigenous students on Tuesdays or you can contact Silvia (myadv5@sfu.ca) to book an appointment. 

This undergraduate service is a great option if you are: 

  • A newly admitted student;

  • Undeclared with fewer than 60 units; 

  • Wanting to declare, or wanting to change your major; or 

  • Experiencing academic difficulty.

If you have more than 60 units and are declared, you should visit your departmental advisor. Please visit the academic advising website for more information.

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Academic Advising Drop-in Hours

Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm
ISC AQ 2002 Burnaby Campus

Silvia Serpas-Hidalgo, Academic Advisor
Academic Advising
myadv5@sfu.ca

Writing, Learning, and Research Support

Are you looking for a place to get some work done, access academic support as needed, AND socialize with peers? That's the sort of environment that Julia, Ruth and Ashley are creating in their Thursday Library Drop-in. Ruth specializes in learning supports, Ashley specializes in research support, and Julia specializes in writing support. At least one of them will always be available during the drop-ins and happy to chat about your academic assignments. 

Library Drop-in and Workshop Hours

Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
ISC AQ 2002 (Burnaby Campus)

Ashley Edwards, Librarian
Indigenous Curriculum Resource Centre 
avandijk@sfu.ca

Julia Lane, Writing Services Coordinator
Student Learning Commons
julia_lane@sfu.ca

Ruth Silverman, Learning Services Coordinator
Student Learning Commons
rsilverm@sfu.ca

Tutoring Program

Get connected with the ISC Tutoring Program to be paired with a tutor for extra assistance with coursework.
For additional questions about the Tutoring Program contact iscadmin@sfu.ca.

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Indigenous Graduate Services

A member from Graduate studies is available to support Indigenous students transition into graduate studies and enhance current Indigenous graduate students holistic academic path through mentorship, workshops and as a resource mediator. 

Dorothy Cucw-la7 Christian, Associate Director of Indigenous Policy & Pedagogy holds weekly office hours for Indigenous MA & PhD students at the ISC. She is available to discuss any number of concerns that graduate students may have. These could include:

  • overall program questions
  • supervisory committee
  • funding
  • Indigenizing their defence(s)
  • Indigenizing their writing process

Dorothy is also open to meeting with undergraduate students who are considering graduate level studies.

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Graduate & Postdoctoral Drop-in Hours

Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
ISC AQ 2002 (Burnaby Campus)

Dorothy Cucw-la7 Christian, Associate Director 
Indigenous Policy & Pedagogy
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 
gps_indigenous@sfu.ca