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.


Orange Shirt Day

Pre-order your Orange Shirt by Friday, September 1, 2017

Orange Shirt Day T-Shirts

Aboriginal Student Services Centre has created an orange shirt unique to the U of A with our Artist-in-Residence Jerry Whitehead, available for order now. The proceeds from the sales will go back to honour our intergenerational survivors of Indian Residential schools at the U of A and will go directly into cultural programming. Learn more.

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.

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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

Bridges Orientation

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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Upcoming Events

August 30 - 31
Bridges Orientation

August 31
TAWOW Welcoming Event

September 13
Stew n' Bannock

September 29
U of A Orange Shirt Day

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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