Virtual supports offered by the ISC
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure you know that we are still here to help!
Virtual Drop-In Lounge
The ISC is pleased to announce that we have an ISC Virtual Lounge. Connect with ISC staff, learn about UFV services (including our Resident Elders services - open to staff, faculty and students), ask any questions that you may have.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm - ISC Virtual Lounge Click Here
ISC will have an Alumni Speaker Series on the following dates during the ISC Virtual lounge as follows to share their stories and experiece:
Morris Prosser - Tuesday March 9, 2021(12:00pm)
If you would like further information, please send us an email.
ISC Social Hour with First Year Students
The Indigenous Student Centre's Peer Mentors are hosting a Social Hour for first year students.
Please come join us on the following days to play some games, a chance to win prizes, and to
socialize with other first year students.
Every Second Wednesday
February 24, March 10, 24, and April 7, 2021
Click Here to Join Social Hour
Virtual Drop-In Academic Support
ASC Peer Tutors can help you with your assignment, no matter where you are in the process!
Tuesdays from 1pm-4pm with Olivia
Click here for Virtual Tutoring with Olivia
Wednesdays from 12pm-4pm with Richard
Click here for Virtual Tutoring with Richard
(Math tutor available by appointment. Email us for information).
ISC Virtual Book Club
Please join us virtually for bi-weekly discussions as we read through the following Short Story books
|The Sasquatch At Home, Traditional Protocols & Modern Storytelling by Eden Robinson
|February 3, February 24th and March 17th, 2021 (11:00-12:30 pm)
UFV Faculty and Staff
|Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Vancamp
|January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, 2021 (12:00-1:30 pm)
Contact Josephine Charlie for more information: Email
Updated information about the above supports can be found on our Facebook page, or email us for details.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we welcome you to the traditional unceded Territory of the Stó:lō Nation and to S’olh Shxwèlí , “Our Place” or the UFV Indigenous Student Centre. Within these traditional lands exist 24 member bands. Our Indigenous students include those who self-identify as First Nations status & non-status, Métis or Inuit. The purpose of our Indigenous Student Centre is to provide easy-access resources and a friendly, home-away-from-home environment to help our students in reaching their maximum potentials. We work to provide cultural and academic support, to help bridge the gap between the University and Indigenous peoples, and to help facilitate the Indigenization of our Academy.
Indigenous Student Centre is located at both the UFV Chilliwack campus at 45190 Caen Avenue in the “400 Wing”, and on the Abbotsford campus in the Student Union Building, room S1113.
Our cultural events are open to all students, and include lunches, circle meetings, Elder visits and gatherings, workshops, welcoming ceremonies, and several other activities on and off campus.
Our services include:
- Advocate for students with other UFV departments
- Make referrals and coordinate requests within UFV and to community agencies and other institutions.
- Provide academic support, tutoring, and liaison with other UFV departments
- Act as a liaison with post-secondary education authorities and First Nation organizations.
- Provide information on courses with Indigenous content
- Provide academic and trades program information
- Assist with applications and admissions processes
- Provide information on scholarships and bursaries
Our centres feature:
- Videos, books and other resource material with an Indigenous focus
- Computer workshops and study skill tips
- Computer lab access with internet and email.
Please come in and see us when you can.