About the Indigenous Student Centre

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is dedicated to providing Indigenous students with programs and services that are unique, cultural, and holistic. Our vision is for Indigenous students to succeed and thrive, as our Ancestors envisioned, with a balance of culture, tradition, and academic success. 

A Welcoming Gathering Space

  • Common area and study space 
  • Smudging area and medicine 
  • Student kitchen 
  • Language resource library
  • Student computers, printers, photocopier, and scanner 

Supporting Academic Success 

  • Academic success workshops 
  • Tutoring 
  • Academic advising 
  • Drop-in writing assistance

A Social and Cultural Community 

  • Peer Cousins Mentorship Program
  • Elders-in-Residence 
  • Indigenous Student Cultural House 
  • Cultural workshops and events 
  • Social events 
  • Volunteer opportunities 

Student Services 

  • Health and Counselling 
  • Financial Aid Advising 
  • Academic Advising 
  • Indigenous Student Life Coordinator
  • Bridged support to student services provided by the university

About the ISC Logo

Our logo is by Sk’aal Tsiid (Flicker Bird) James Cowpar, Tsaalth Clan, Haida Gwaii

With the circle we see the representation of Métis and Plains peoples through the unity and sweet grass. Inside are the main crests of our coastal peoples, the eagle and the raven, representing power, strength, wisdom, and community. Beneath the wings of the eagle and raven are its offspring, a man and a woman holding a textbook. Together they create a sacred circle representative of First Nations peoples. Combined, the logo conveys the life cycle of a First Nations student, whereas, the elements of our culture combine to create unity and strength among our peoples. Representation of Métis, Plains, Northwest Coast design/crests capture the diversity of First Nations people attending post-secondary institutions. The addition of the man and woman, west coast style design, combines our identity within the design, creating a sacred circle describing who we are and what we stand for.