Standing true to our beliefs as First Peoples and guided by our cultural teachings, the Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) provides an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners to achieve personal and academic growth.

Our vision is to demonstrate our commitment to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student community on campus and provide services that reflect this responsibility. ASSC will continue to honour the Indigenous worldview of education as a continuous ceremony of learning by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our student community at the University of Alberta.


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. Learn more.

Student Housing

Residence Services and Aboriginal Student Services Centre reserves residential options for Aboriginal students at the U of A. Both single and family student housing is available. Learn more

Feature: A Welcoming Community

Feature: Truth First

The truth is hard to hear. Even if you know about Canada’s residential school legacy, the scope of what happened is difficult to grasp.

Read the New Trail feature Truth First, including Indigenous On Campus featuring students and our Director, Shana Dion.


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