Orientation Support

ATO Get Together

Indigenous Student Orientation Day - September 2, 2022

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 pporter@uwo.ca. To register please enter your name and email address in this online registration, email Paul or complete the Indigenous Student Transition Program (ISTP) Registration form.

Indigenous Student Transition Program (ISTP)

The Indigenous Student Transition Program (formerly ATO) is designed to assist Indigenous students in undergraduate programs at Western University. As an ISTP student, you will be given academic, cultural and personal supports during your first two years of study and thereafter. The goal of the ISTP is ensure successful transition and completion of your degree. 

ISTP programming includes:

  • Orientation activities/workshops
  • Academic counselling and advocacy through individual meetings with the Indigenous Student Advisor every term
  • Tutor support available through drop-in and by appointment
  • Indigenous Circles of Support and Leadership Program
  • Academic related workshops, information and training sessions
  • Access to Elders and cultural and community supports
  • After hours access to the Indigenous Student Centre and kitchen facilities
  • Access to cultural programming (e.g. drum making, drumming/singing, beading, language classes and cooking)
  • Work-study opportunities

Application Process

Students must register for the ISTP to receive targeted wrap-around supports. To register for the ISTP for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year, please complete the form below:

Indigenous Student Transition PROGRAM Registration FORM 2022-2023

For more information contact:

Paul Porter
Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator
519-661-2111 x84442