Acknowledgement of Traditional Territories
UCalgary would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. We would also like to note that the University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
742 self-identified indigenous students on campus
70+ indigenous specific courses
1 on 1 cultural and spiritual advising
$1M in Scholarships, bursaries and awards
to indigenous students in 2018-2019
Two great Lakota honours: A star quilt and an eagle feather
Indigenous Student Access Program (ISAP)
This cohort-based transition-year program offers an alternative access route for Indigenous students to enter our post-secondary degree programs. In addition to taking first-year university courses, you’ll also receive enhanced academic support, including a designated advisor and one-on-one academic advising, access to cultural workshops, leadership training, peer support and tutorials.
Applications are accepted Dec. 1 – July 1 for fall 2020.
Writing Symbols Lodge
Your home on campus
Indigenous student orientation
Orientation offers workshops and activities to help you become familiar with the university before starting classes.
Indigenous Student Success Empowerment and Re-Engagement Training (ISSERT)
ISSERT leadership training is customized to your academic and cultural needs and includes peer support.
Cultural events are offered throughout the school year and include the Indigenous Knowledge lecture series, pipe ceremonies, workshops, Indigenous Awareness Week, social gatherings and more.
Graduation banquet and powwow
Indigenous graduates participate in a traditional Powwow that includes a Circle of Honour, where graduates are celebrated and receive ceremonial gifts.
Check your application status
Log into your My UCalgary to access the Student Centre where you can check your application status and if there are any outstanding documents. Common checklist items include paying your application fee, transcripts or supplementary information.
Proof of Indigenous Status
Before course registration, proof of Status may be required.