The university acknowledges and respects the rich diversity of our learners, their communities, their aspirations, and their cultures and traditions.
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.
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878 self-identified Indigenous students on campus
70+ indigenous specific courses
1 on 1 cultural and spiritual advising
265 self-identified Indigenous students graduated in 2020-21
Tessa WolfLeg is an indigenous student at UCalgary studying International Indigenous Studies with a minor in Psychology.
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As the hub of Indigenous life on campus, Writing Symbols Lodge helps encourage the success of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students through a variety of programs and services.
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I chose to compete in various healthcare innovation competitions sponsored by the university. These competitions allowed me to bring real solutions to the world, from rehabilitation and exercise for seniors to innovative COVID-care solutions.
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