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Indigenous Student Affairs

Dedicated to promoting full access, participation and success for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.

The Indigenous Student Affairs’ team strives to ensure a positive learning environment in a manner consistent with the Indigenous worldview. It is our intention to increase accessibility and retention, as well as enhance the academic experience of students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry at Laurentian University.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students that are or will be taking studies at Laurentian can register with our office to gain access to our services by filling out this form here. Completed forms can be emailed, faxed, or dropped off at our office.


Laurentian Orientation 2016

Look for the Indigenous Student Affairs booth on Friday, September 2nd from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Tipi in Founder’s Square! Join fellow students in some Indigenous games and grab a bowl of bison chili!

Biidaabin 2016

Join Indigenous Student Affairs on Friday, September 9th, in welcoming First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who are starting their academic journey at Laurentian!






10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Meet & Greet with Staff and Elders

Tipi, Founder’s Square

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Presentation of ISA Services 

Brenda Wallace Reading Room


Campus Tours with Upper Year Students


11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Traditional Lunch & Social

Brenda Wallace Reading Room

12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Excursion to Science North

Science North

Keep Up-to-date with ISA!

To stay in the know with all our events and news, follow us on Facebook by clicking here.

You can also find us on Twitter by clicking here.

Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (May through August)

9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (September through April)

Where to find us

Our office is located in room P225 (second floor) in the R. D. Parker Building.


How to contact us

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext. 4052

Fax: 705-671-3836


Vision Statement

Indigenous Student Affairs nurtures a learning environment which supports the academic, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit student body by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our community at Laurentian University.

The ISA team consists of the following:

  • Director of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
  • Indigenous Community Outreach and Liaison Coordinator
  • Indigenous Counsellor and Student Engagement
  • Indigenous Learning Strategist
  • Métis Outreach Coordinator
  • Traditional Resource Program Coordinator
  • Receptionist

Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre

The ISLC provides students with informal study and learning spaces, and creates work and teaching spaces for program staff and elders. Additionally, the primary space for teaching, social and cultural events within the new ISLC will be the central gathering space. This room accommodates large groups in a number of different configurations, allowing for teaching, meeting, lectures and special celebrations. The room has views and access to the surrounding landscaped area, which is developed with outdoor teaching spaces as a direct extension of the educational and cultural programs that take place within the ISLC.

The distinct architectural character of the ISLC will provide a visible presence for the University’s Indigenous community within the University Commons.