Welcome to the Indigenous Student Centre

[Easy music plays. Text on screen reads: Welcome to the Indigenous Student Centre. Woman stands before camera]

Aniin! Hello, my name is Cara Wehkamp and  I’m the special advisor to the president on Indigenous Initiatives.

Today I’m talking about the Indigenous Student Centre and introducing you to some of the programs and services that we have to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.

[Camera pans around two rooms filled with round tables with chairs, desks with computers, sofas and bookcases as well as a full kitchen. ]

The Indigenous Student Centre hopes to create a place of belonging, a home away from home for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students based on Indigenous kinship. The programs and services are uniquely designed to support Indigenous students and the staff have connections across campus and within the community to help Indigenous students get connected to all the University of Guelph has to offer.

We hope that all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students will find a place at the Indigenous Student Centre.

There are many different areas for you to use.There’s a table where you can do your  homework, there’s a lounge area where you can rest and talk with friends, you can use the kitchen if you’re looking for a bite to eat or also come to one of our events that centre around food and friendship.

So if you’re looking to talk with someone you can talk to the Indigenous student advisor about personal and academic and financial  concerns. The Indigenous Liaison about recruitment and different pathways on your academic journey or the coordinator of Indigenous programs if you’re looking to get connected to culture and community.

You can learn more about the Indigenous Student Centre’s programs and services on our website and the team hopes that you’ll connect with us.

[Video fades off. Text on screen reads: Student Experience https://www.uoguelph.ca/studentexperience/indigenous]