Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

[Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre]
[Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre]

Indigenous Peers

[students at the centre]

Indigenous Peers pairs Indigenous upper year students with first year Indigenous students to encourage spiritual, mental, physical and emotional support during their first year. The program hopes to enhance the students’ university experience, encourage retention and promote balance.

Several resources, supports and methods are implemented to assist new students with confidence building and adjusting to university life. 

 

 

These include but are not limited to:

  • connecting one-to-one with upper year Indigenous students
  • having a point of contact to answer your questions
  • receiving assistance navigating the university and its resources
  • periodic check-ins with Mentor and Indigenous Advisor
  • Stress Management - effectively managing stress through exam period, when issues arise, looking for a house/housemates, family issues, health issues (clinics, dentists) etc.                                                                                                                        

This program is strongly encouraged for first year students. First year can be overwhelming at times and having a contact can be helpful.

For more information about the program please contact:  Vanessa McCourt, Indigenous Advisor

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