Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC)

Each year, The University of Winnipeg honours its Indigenous graduates at the annual Spring Pow Wow. Due to the ongoing pandemic and public health restrictions, however, we are once again unable to gather to honour the academic achievements of our Indigenous graduates at an in-person ceremony. In its place, UWinnipeg and its Aboriginal Student Services Centre are proud to present a virtual graduation celebration to recognize and congratulate our outstanding First Nations, Métis and Inuit graduates.

To obtain a monthly calendar of events held through the ASSC please email 

The ASSC will be holding virtual Drop In sessions each week via Zoom.  The sessions will be:
every Monday, 11:00 am to noon
every Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
every Friday 11:00 am to noon 

To attend any of these sessions please email for login information.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to the safety of our students and staff as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. As a result, the Aboriginal Student Services Centre will no longer be open for in-person student appointments and drop-ins.

Staff are currently working remotely and will be happy to assist you via phone or email. We will be responding to emails and phone calls between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.

Jeff Booth: 204-786-9818 /

Tim Coughlan: 204-786-9922 /

Randy White: 204-786-9983 /

Please check out for current COVID-19 updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

About the ASSC

DoorThe Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) has been created to maintain a safe, educational and culturally sensitive environment for all Indigenous students (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) as they pursue their academic studies at The University of Winnipeg. The ASSC strives to provide continuous student support and resources that will foster resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation.

 With 12% of the University student population declaring Indigenous ancestry, The University of Winnipeg is committed to offering a variety of Indigenous focus programs, research, scholarship opportunities and accessibility to a post-secondary institution. The ASSC offers a variety of support services in the areas of:


  • Academic Advising - course selection, degree planning and academic appeals
  • Transition Year Program (TYP) for first-year Indigenous students
  • Study Skill Workshops
  • Free Peer Tutoring in academic writing, science and math
  • University Preparatory Program (GED Prep)

Support Services

  • Assistance with the University admission and WebAdvisor registration process
  • Access to Elders-in-Residence
  • Laptop Program
  • Employer Speaker Series
  • Peer Mentoring Program (TYP)
  • Fax Services 
  • Cultural and Social activities

Liaison Services 

  • Recruitment and Liaison Services - providing campus tours, high-school school visits and community presentations
  • Student advocacy with Education Authorities and Sponsorship agencies
  • Liaison with The University of Winnipeg faculties, support staff and community organizations
  • Aboriginal Student Ambassadors

The ASSC has an open door policy with student access to all support staff and Elders within the centre. For part-time and evening students, the ASSC staff maintain flexible work hours to accommodate a students schedule and availability. A student lounge is located adjacent to the ASSC administration offices. With an 80 student capacity, the lounge provides a safe and quiet atmosphere and is equipped with study carousels, meeting area, computer lab, locker and kitchen facilities and the Aboriginal Student Council office.