Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre

Stand proud and help strengthen the Aboriginal presence at Queen’s

Why Self-Identify?

What is Aboriginal Self-Identification? Why should you identify?

  • Self-identifying allows Queen’s to provide the best programs and opportunities to Indigenous students
  • Students can learn more about their culture and/or connect with the growing Aboriginal community at Queen’s
  • Students can self-identify at any time during their university career 
It is a chance for students with Aboriginal ancestry to…
  • Engage with and become a part of the Indigenous community at Queen’s
  • Learn more about and strengthen their connection to their ancestry
  • Practice and/or learn more about their culture
It allows the University to…
  • Re-evaluate and enhance its programs and services to better suit the needs of the Aboriginal student population
  • Gain a better understanding of the Indigenous community at the school

The process is voluntary and confidential.

How can I self-identify?

Students with Aboriginal ancestry can fill out the self-identification information at any point during their time as a student at Queen’s.

  1. Login to your SOLUS student account at
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to “Personal Information”
  3. On the left hand side of the page, click the dropdown menu labelled “other personal”.
  4. Select Aboriginal Self-Identification and complete the information


Hear more from Aboriginal students themselves!


For more information: Please contact Vanessa McCourt for more advice on self-identification or visit the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.

*The information provided can only be accessed by select staff at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and in the Office of the University Registrar. The information will be used to enhance programming, success services, and will inform outreach strategies for Aboriginal students. Any reporting will be done in aggregate, meaning that statistics will be collected and used in large numbers and not attached to your name or any identifying information unless you give us permission. For more details about how the information will be used, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Queen’s wishes to acknowledge funding from the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the development of the university’s self-identification mechanism.

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