Writing Symbols Lodge

The University of Calgary welcomes, respects, and supports the rich diversity of Indigenous learners, their communities, cultural traditions, and aspirations in post-secondary education.

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Writing Support Service (WSS)

Writing Support Service (WSS)

Do you need support on your final papers, essays, critical reflections, discussion post, and more? Join Dr. Telford-Anthony (T.A.) Pattinson in the Red Lodge every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (in-person and on Zoom) Dr. T.A. will be available to help you set productive writing goals, review your work and answer all your writing-related questions.

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Ótáp ímisskaan is hiring!

The Ótáp ímisskaan Youth Leadership Program is looking for two Ambassadors to join our team of student staff to promote a community-based Indigenous youth outreach program designed to motivate and empower Indigenous youth to become future leaders and to seek the leader within.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, Oct 14, 2021.

Apply through Elevate (search Job ID: 81795) »

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Indigenous Relations Training Program (IRTP)

Registration for our upcoming IRTP session (Nov. 8 – 12, 2021) is now open! 

In this 4-day course, you'll learn about Indigenous history in Canada, community and culture, and expand on your intercultural capacity in order to build strong relationships with Indigenous individuals and communities.

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Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Email us at writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca to book.

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Our upcoming events

Prospective Students

The University of Calgary offers excellent academic programs, and provides a welcome and supportive learning environment for FNMI students.

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Current Students

Access culturally based services and engagement opportunities that enhance the student experience and support academic success.

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We work with the campus community, FNMI organizations and communities, corporate partners, and other educational institutions.

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Indigenous Grad Celebration

The annual Graduation Banquet and Pow-wow celebrates the success of graduating Indigenous students.

Find out more about the Indigenous Grad Celebration