Seven Indigenous students sit and stand together outdoors at two picnic tables at the Fort Garry campus.

Programs to help you succeed

We have academic, cultural, personal and financial support to help you make your way through your studies.

  • Metis inclusion programming

    Although on ground Metis inclusion programming has been suspended, please join U of M Metis on Facebook to see Metis lectures, films, cultural displays, and scheduled Zoom calls in which you can participate. Your Metis inclusion coordinator is here to culturally, politically, and academically support self-identifying Metis students and educate non-Metis our rich histories and presence in the Homeland. Please reach out with any questions you may have, and Laura will be able to assist you.

    To book an appointment by phone, please contact the Metis inclusion coordinator directly via email, laura.forsythe@umanitoba.ca. We also welcome you to send your questions via email or text message 204-698-7479 to Laura at any time.

  • A student sits at a table with a Metis Inclusion coordinator inside Migizii Agamik.

Student support at Migizii Agamik

Migizii Agamik is the permanent home of the Indigenous Student Centre advisors, and several student support providers spend dedicated time at Migizii Agamik each week to make it easy for you to take advantage of the guidance they offer.

  • Indigenous Student Centre advisors

    Student advisors at the Indigenous Student Centre are here to help you achieve your academic goals. ISC student advisors can help you with: answering your questions about admission or registration, creating an academic plan, clarifying university policies, connecting you with important services, resources, programming and much more.

    Learn more about the Indigenous Student Centre advisors

  • Two students stand outside of Migizii Agamik talking, several indigenous sculptures stand in the background.
  • Tutoring

    Miriam Unruh provides free tutoring in academic writing and study skills. Miriam's office is located in room 108 of Migizii Agamik, beside the computer lab. Contact the Indigenous Student Centre to book an appointment with Miriam.

  • Reading specialist

    Valdine Bjornson, the Indigenous Student Centre Reading Specialist, is available by phone, FaceTime or Zoom in the Fall 2020 term on a weekly basis to help you with your textbook readings and test preparation needs. Contact the Indigenous Student Centre to book an appointment with Valdine.

  • Reference librarian

    Lyle Ford, the Indigenous Reference Librarian, is available by phone, FaceTime or Zoom in the Fall 2020 term on a weekly basis to help you with your research and other library questions, . Contact the Indigenous Student Centre to make an appointment with Lyle. 

  • Student Advocacy

    Student Advocacy helps you navigate university processes related to your academic career. Student advocates are available in Migizii Agamik on a weekly basis. Contact the Indigenous Student Centre to book an appointment with Student Advocacy.

  • Career Services

    UM Career Services advisors are in Migizii Agamik on a weekly basis. They can help you choose courses and programs that will lead you to a fulfilling career. Contact the Indigenous Student Centre to book an appointment with Career Services at Migizii Agamik.

Book an appointment

To book an appointment with any of the people and resources located at Migizii Agamik, contact the Indigenous Student Centre at isc@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8850 or come by Migizii Agamik in person. We are located at 114 Sidney Smith St. on UM's Fort Garry campus.

Get involved

Build community at UM by joining a campus group.

Student groups

Connecting with other students is an invaluable way of navigating your academic journey and feeling a sense of community during your studies. Several groups have been established by and for Indigenous students. Through them, you can explore peer-to-peer support as well as resources for academic, financial, emotional and spiritual needs.

Paying for school

We have resources to help you navigate financing your education.

Scholarships and bursaries

The Financial Aid and Awards Office is an important resource for a large number of programs designed to assist Indigenous students meet the costs of their tuition and living expenses while studying full and part-time. These programs are administered by both the University of Manitoba and several outside agencies in order to improve access to education and increase representation of Indigenous students in various programs of study.

How to access Indigenous-specific funding

We can help you navigate First Nations band funding, Manitoba Metis Federation funding and Manitoba Inuit Association funding.

If you are starting to apply to UM, contact Indigenous Student Recruitment for help with Indigenous-specific funding.

If you are a current student, contact the Indigenous Student Centre at 204-474-8850 or isc@umanitoba.ca for help with Indigenous-specific funding.

EmpoweringU

The Indigenous Student Centre recognizes the importance of financial wellness programming and is committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills and resources to make confident, responsible financial decisions.

Self-declaration

By self-declaring as an Indigenous student you will:

  • be considered for merit and need-based awards dedicated to Indigenous students such as scholarships, fellowships, prizes and bursaries
  • help the university to create, improve and communicate supports for Indigenous students
  • provide information for statistical analysis, which will assist the university in tracking its progress towards meetings its commitment to increase the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students

As a student, you can self-declare in three ways:

  1. At point of application for graduate and undergraduate students
  2. In Aurora Self-Service
  3. Using a Canadian Indigenous Self-Declaration Form, which you can print off and return to the Registrar’s Office in room 400 UMSU University Centre, University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus), Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2.

Log in to Aurora to self-declare

Contact us

Indigenous Student Centre
Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge
114 Sidney Smith St.
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8850
1-800-432-1960 ext. 8850
204-275-3142