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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Bell Let's Talk Day: Jan. 26

Bell Let's Talk Day: join the conversation on Jan. 26

Join the conversation online on Jan. 26, and support positive #mentalhealth. Share support resources, a message of hope, or reach out to peers and loved ones. Find mental health resources, self-care activity sheets, and more at UCalgary Mental Health.

Register to the Indigenous Relations Training Program!

Register to the Indigenous Relations Training Program!

Enhance your understanding of the Indigenous Peoples communities in Canada by registering for the February 2022 Indigenous Relations Training Program (IRTP) happing online. The program is open to everyone and runs from Feb. 22 – 25. Register here!

Library and Research Support ~ NEW

NEW Library and Research Support

Students seeking library and research support can now attend our weekly session on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., provided by Indigenous Support Bethany Paul.

Meeting ID: 940 9104 9323 | Passcode: 568723 | Join Zoom meeting!

49 Native Design, Inc. looking for Graphic Design Assistant

49 Native Design, Inc. looking for Graphic Design Assistant

49 Native Design, Inc. are looking for a Indigenous Graphic Design Assistant to join their team and has experience working with Adobe Illustrator. The successful candidate would be working directly with their head Graphic Designer Alex Peechow (Thunderchild First Nation) at their Calgary retail location located at 3419 12 St NE Unit 10 Calgary, AB T2E 6S6. Apply here!

Five things to do at the UCalgary Writing Symbols Lodge

Five things to do at the UCalgary Writing Symbols Lodge

What do you know about the Writing Symbols Lodge? The Lodge (WSL) helps Indigenous students succeed by providing various services, facilities, and events. Think of them as your one-stop-centre for all your academic, personal, and cultural support services. Dive in and explore five things you can do at WSL.

Wellness Circle (Online and In-person)

Wellness Circle (Online and In-person)

Join the Wellness Circle every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. for an Indigenous Wellness Circle discussion with your peers. Each week, we will explore a new wellness topic within the Circle which will offer you an opportunity to learn from one another in a supportive, informal environment.

Hours of operation

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

Email: writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca.

Contact us today!

(New) Academic Support

Get academic support with writing personal statements, setting goals, reading strategies, study habits, stress management and time management? Connect with Gerald Ratt, Academic Development Specialist (Indigenous & Equity deserving students).

  • Mondays: 1-4 p.m
  • Tuesdays: 9a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1-4 p.m.

Email Gerald to get support!

Writing Support Service

Do you need support on your final papers, essays, critical reflections, discussion post, and more? Join our writing support tutor, T.A. Pattinson, virtually every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help you set productive writing goals, review your work and answer all your writing-related questions. Currently, the support is available online and in virtual drop-in with the option to request in-person one-on-one support. If students wish to meet in person, they are encouraged to email us to set up in-person support ahead of time, but if needed, they can drop into WSL through the heads up is helpful for covid tracing.

Meeting ID: 974 8585 4773
Passcode: Writing321 

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Writing Symbols Lodge News


Five things to do at the UCalgary Writing Symbols Lodge

The Writing Symbols Lodge (WSL) helps Indigenous students succeed by providing a variety of services, facilities, and events. Think of them as your one-stop-centre for all your academic, personal, and...

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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.

More information for prospective students

Current Students

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

More information for current students

Community

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

More information for the community

Indigenous Grad Celebration

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

Find out more about the Indigenous Grad Celebration