Are you new to Western? Looking to make some new friends? Interested in becoming involved in the University community? Consider joining the Indigenous Circles of Support student program!
Indigenous Circles of Support is an amazing program that brings together students across all years of study, to eat, socialize, and listen to guest speakers.
Each session will have a guest speaker from within IS or from the Indigenous community. The two-hour session is split, 1hr facilitated by the ATO Assistant and 1hr Community Speaker. Upon completion of the program, it will be recorded on their Western University Official Co-Curricular Record.
Promote Indigenous knowledge
Support identity development for Indigenous students
Support student success
Assist in student transitions
Provide opportunities for cultural awareness
Create a sense of community among students
Introduce students to Western and London’s local Indigenous communities, peoples, and cultures
Enhance student’s engagement and sense of belonging
Create networks of support
Model positive relationships
Build communication skills
Enhance conflict resolution skills
Help students become involved and connected with Western
Provide positive leadership
Develop and practice healthy relationship skills
Provide students opportunities to build new friendships