The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) helps the University of Alberta provide an environment that encourages full access, participation and success for Aboriginal students.

Our vision statement recognizes our commitment to the Aboriginal community on campus and for providing services that reflect this responsibility: ASSC honours the Indigenous worldview of education as a continuous ceremony of learning by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our community at the University of Alberta.


Bridges Orientation for new students

The Bridges Orientation is a two-day orientation specifically for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, which includes a campus tour, attendance at the TAWOW Welcoming Event, the Find What Moves You! Introduction to Campus and Community Recreation, and much more!

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Writing Mentors Program

We are happy to announce the introduction of our Writing Mentors Program, where four First Nation, Metis and Inuit​ ​​Writing ​Mentors will be assisting students​ ​​with their course writing in a variety of disciplines. Find out more

Upcoming Events

August 29 - 30
Bridges Orientation
August 30
TAWOW Welcoming Event
September 23
Green and Gold Day


Transition Year Program (TYP)

The Transition Year Program (TYP) is a University access program for Aboriginal students who may not be prepared to enter a faculty through the regular admissions route.

Winter 2017 applications open August 1, 2016. Learn more



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