Indigenous Spaces

Indigenous Learning Space

Western’s Indigenous Learning Space (ILS) is located adjacent to the Faculty of Education at 1137 Western Road. The ILS is currently under renovation and will open in 2020-21. The ILS 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 ILS is a 10,000 square-foot, stand-alone building featuring:

  • Unique, circular architecture
  • 3 floors, including an upper mezzanine with balcony
  • Skylight
  • Wheelchair access

Indigenous Student Centre

indigenous learning space loungeWestern 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 telephone, fax and printing for registered students
  • After-hours access for registered undergraduate and graduate students