The Rich History of our Indigenous Students’ Resource Centre

A Journey from the Aboriginal Awareness Centre to Today

Our Indigenous Students’ Resource Centre (ISRC), formerly known as the Aboriginal Awareness Centre (AAC), has a storied history that is deeply intertwined with the experiences and aspirations of Indigenous students on our campus. Before the university had Indigenous programs or services the student union had already held a referendum to independently fund a student-run powwow and created our own student centre. Established in the early 1990s, the AAC was a response to the growing need for a dedicated space where Indigenous students could find support, resources, and a sense of community.

Early Beginnings

The Aboriginal Awareness Centre was founded with the mission of increasing awareness about Indigenous cultures, histories, and issues among the student body and faculty. It quickly became a hub for cultural events, educational workshops, and advocacy initiatives, playing a crucial role in fostering a more inclusive and understanding campus environment.

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate our history, we also look to the future with optimism. The Indigenous Students’ Resource Centre remains committed to supporting our students, promoting Indigenous knowledge and perspectives, and advocating for systemic changes that benefit our community. Stay tuned for exciting new programs and initiatives in the coming months!