Indigenous Student 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

ISC Expansion Space (AQ 3144)

Located next to Saywell Hall on the 3000 level of the Academic Quadrangle, the ISC Expansion Space is now officially open. This space offers students access to a kitchenette, computer lab, study/lounge space, as well as the ISC Drum Room.

This space offers greater resources and support for Graduate Students.

Hours of Staff Support: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
If you are an Indigenous student interested in accessing the space after hours, please reach out to Kim John at

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

Faculty of Health Scinces: Indigenous Students Office (BlU 9860)

Are you a HSCI student major or taking a HSCI course? This is a quiet study space for Indigenous Health Sciences Students, which is accessible 24/7.

If you are interested in using this space please contact Kim John at for more details and for the door code.

Indigenous Gathering Space (EDB 8651)

Located on the 8000 level of the Education Building, the Faculty of Education's Indigenous Gathering Space offers students space to connect with your peers.

For more details about using the space please contact Layla Dumont at

First Nations, Métis & Inuit Student Association Space (SUB 1440)

The FNMISA is dedicated to creating a safe space and programming for the members of the FNMI community at SFU. This space is an opportunity to gather with community, attend cultural events, and other culturally relevant activities.

To access the space please reach out to for the door code.

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 9:00am - 10:00pm

Under Construction - First Peoples Gathering House

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.  

Learn More

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.

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 towards equipping this space with a kitchenette, printer and study/lounge space. Drop by throughout the week for in-person ISC programs.

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

The ISC Surrey space will now host a passcode for entry on a 24/7 basis. We would like to extend the hours of this space for students who might need access outside of our usual 8:30am - 4:30pm, as well as ensure safety given the ISC's close proximity to the general public on Surrey Campus.

If you plan on studying at Surrey Campus after-hours, please contact Jasmin Glaw from 8:30am - 4:30pm at (778) 782-7556 or email for the passcode and save it in a secure/accessible so that you can reference it in the future. Please do not share this code with folks outside the ISC community.

Please remember that the ISC is exclusively available to currently enrolled Indigenous students and that our four community pillars of trust, reciprocity, respect and humility should continue to be honored when using the space.

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.