Indigenous Student Collegium

The Indigenous Student Collegium advisory team for the 2019 Winter Session with Acting Coordinator Ryanne James (bottom right) and her dog Motley.

The First Nations House of Learning, in partnership with UBC Collegia, now offers Indigenous Student Collegium (ISC) at the First Nations Longhouse.

The First Nations Longhouse has long been considered a home away from home for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students on UBC’s Vancouver campus. Now there’s a new space inside the Longhouse (formerly the Social Lounge) for Indigenous students to meet and gather.

Staffed by a team of advisors who are students themselves, the ISC will let you connect with an Indigenous elder or UBC professor, make lunch or meet up with friends between classes, or take part in cultural practices, e.g. smudging, and community practices like talking circles. As much as anything else, it’s there for you to find and build your community at UBC.

So whether you’re living on or off campus, you’ve been here for a while or you’re just getting started, you’re invited to visit and become part of Indigenous Student Collegium.

For more information, contact Ryanne James, Acting Coordinator, Indigenous Student Collegium.