Indigenous Student Resources

Graduate Studies


The University of Winnipeg offers a variety of Indigenous support services to assist First Nation, Métis and Inuit students in their adjustment to life at the University.

Aboriginal Student Services Centre

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) offers 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 provides student support and resources that fosters resilience in students to succeed from the application process to Convocation.

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.

Services include, but are not limited to: academic advising, cultural and social activities, student advocacy and assistance, tutoring, and mentorship.

For more information, please visit the ASSC.

Indigenous UWinnipeg

The Office of Indigenous Affairs provides a number of different events, programs, and supports for faculty, staff, students, and community members. They are a senior administrative unit that provides programming through the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, offers direct support to faculty through the Academic Lead, and works with a variety of stakeholders and Senior Administration to ensure Indigenous presence across the campus through the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement.

For more information, please visit Indigenous UWinnipeg.

Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

The centre’s primary focus is on educational and cultural programs that are rooted in Indigenous language and knowledge to support community learning and engagement. Through these programs and supports, the centre aims to develop and strengthen pathways for Indigenous students to University, a part of which includes partnering with local schools to facilitate STEAM programming with an Indigenous lens.

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is open 5 days a week. Providing free and open access to the RBC Community Learning Commons (a computer lab with staff on-site to assist with anything from resume building and connections to other local resources), and an Indigenous-designed classroom accessible to community partners.

For more information, please visit Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre.