The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) offers a variety of programs and services to Aboriginal students at the University of Alberta.

Aboriginal Student Council

The Aboriginal Student Council (ASC) is a student group on campus that unites its members for fun, friendship and learning. ASC works closely with the Aboriginal Student Services Centre and other Faculties and programs to provide both on campus and community events. Learn more about the Aboriginal Student Council

Alumni Chapter

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) Alumni Chapter connects and reconnects the alumni family through a variety of events and opportunities. Learn more about the Alumni Chapter

Bridges Orientation

Bridges Orientation is a free introduction to campus and respective faculties based on a student perspective, specifically for first-year First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students. Learn more about Bridges Orientation

Community Connections

Throughout the year our on and off campus partners join us in the Centre to connect with FNMI students to share knowledge and opportunities. Learn about our Community Connections

Community Meals

Once a month we gather our community to share a meal together while sharing stories and meeting new friends from a variety of backgrounds and faculties. Meals include Stew and Bannock, Tacos in a bag, Balogna Madness, and more. Learn about upcoming Community Meals

Community Relations

We aim to build connections and relationships between FNMI students on campus through a variety of meetups and programs. Learn more about our Community Relations

Miyo-Pimatisiwin (Living the Good Life)

We want to inspire and challenge the FNMI population on campus to start living their best life through physical activity challenges and meetups, healthy snack and meal recipes, and inspiration for well-being. Learn more about Miyo-Pimatisiwin

Round Dance

Held annually, the University of Alberta Round Dance brings together children, friends, families, youth and Elders of our community to share stories, catch up on news, break bannock, and share some tea. It is a time to honor traditions and memories of our ancestors. Learn more about the Round Dance

The next Round Dance will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016. 

TAWOW Welcoming Event

TAWOW is an annual interactive booth fair held  on-site at the beginning of the academic year for new and returning FNMI students to familiarize them with volunteer opportunities, on and off campus community supports, internships and future employment opportunities and awards and scholarships. Learn more about TAWOW

Traditional Knowledge Keepers

Traditional knowledge is a way of life — wisdom — that uses the heart and the mind collectively. Our 4 traditional knowledge keepers at the Aboriginal Student Services Centre dedicate time to share their holistic teachings and experiences with our community, from one generation to another. Learn more about our Traditional Knowledge Keepers

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. This is not an upgrading program, but a full-time University of Alberta program in Open Studies. Learn more about the Transition Year Program

Writing Mentors

The Writing Mentors program supports current undergrad First Nation, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) students in their academics, in particular their writing skills. Learn more about the Writing Mentors Program