Indigenous Learning Spaces

The Wampum Learning Lodge

Western’s Wampum Learning Lodge (WLL) is located adjacent to the Faculty of Education at 1137 Western Road. The Lodge opened November 7th, 2022. The Lodge will act as a home-place for Indigenous learning initiatives at Western, and a touchstone for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to gather and learn together, building relationships in the spirit of reconciliation, decolonization and Indigenization.

The WLL is a 10,000-square-foot, stand-alone building featuring unique, Indigenous-inspired architecture, three floors, a dramatic, circular skylight, and wheelchair accessibility.

Indigenous Student Centre

isc-space-sm.jpgWestern also has an Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) housed on the second floor of the Western Student Services Building (WSSB), located between the University Community Centre (UCC) and Weldon Library. The ISC currently offers an open-concept space with the following amenities:

  • Computer lab with 10 stations
  • Kitchen facilities (with fresh groceries available for quick meal/snack prep)
  • Quiet-study area
  • Counsellor/Elders Office (with smudging always available)
  • Free printing for registered students
  • After-hours access for registered undergraduate and graduate students