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
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.
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.
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!