ISC Events

In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Indigenous Student Centre offers a wide variety of events throughout the year including socials, cultural workshops, guest speakers and facilitators as well as orientation events in September. Here are a few of our most popular events list below. Visit the ISC events calendar or Facebook page for event registration information.

Indigenous Undergraduate Student Orientation Day

Held annually the week before classes begin for the Fall term

Come meet other first year students for a fun day with the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC)! During the Indigenous Student Orientation you will also meet ISC staff, learn about resources and services offered on campus, and meet some amazing student leaders! There will be a campus tour, lunch, and bowling off-campus. Email Paul with any questions

Corn Soup Lunches

The Indigenous Student Centre hosts a monthly Corn Soup Lunch. Enjoy Oneida style corn soup or vegan alternative on the following days in the ISC, room 2100, WSSB:

September 14, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 2, 2022
December 7, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
April 5, 2023

September Welcome Events

Visit our events calendar for full details.

September 8th - Pizza lunch for Indigenous Students in the ISC
September 14th - Welcome Corn Soup Lunch in the ISC
Week of September 19th - Indigneous Graduate Student Welcome meal at the Grad Club
September 20th - Water Walk ceremony and walk for the first annual RiverFest
September 20th - Indigenous Student Welcome Dinner 

Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th, a day to remember and honour the children who attended Residential Schools across Canada.

Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony

Western’s Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony takes place each year in early April. During the ceremony we honour and celebrate our Indigenous student graduates’ accomplishments. Graduates are gifted with a Western Indigenous Student Centre stole. Visit our graduation ceremony page to learn more. 

Youth Outreach Events

Since 2006, Western University’s Indigenous Student Centre has offered innovative outreach programs to thousands of Indigenous youth (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) from across Southwestern Ontario and Canada. The Indigenous Student Centre diligently fosters relationships with Indigenous communities to create pathways for Indigenous youth to access post-secondary education. Visit our Youth Outreach page to learn more about these events.

For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit the Indigenous Student Centre events calendar.