Indigenous Student Resources


The Faculty of Arts is one of the most diverse in Canada. More than 350 full-time professors represent 15 departments and numerous innovative interdisciplinary programs. Choose from close to 40 majors including criminology, history music, and political science.

The Faculty of Arts also has three of the most respected and influential Fine Arts departments in the country-Art Design, Drama, and Music. Arts students also have access to our campuses in Cortona Italy, as well as the opportunity to study and conduct field research internationally in countries like Russia, Norway, Japan, and Australia.

Indigenous Student Spotlight

We're always excited to share the stories of Indigenous students like you! Head to this section of our website to learn more about students who have stories and lessons to share about their time at the University of Alberta,

Learn Their Stories!

 Arts Aboriginal Student Council

The Arts Aboriginal Student Council (AASC) has been involved in many projects that focus on contemporary issues that infuse events that celebrate academia and Indigeneity. The AASC is open to all Arts students and is taking new memberships, your vision matters!

Contact Jackie Bellerose for More Details

Arts Aboriginal Awards: Zita and Jack Rosen Award

We have a bursary award for two Aboriginal students each year that equals $1000.00 each!

"Awarded to a student who is First Nation, Inuit, or Métis people of Canada in accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, Part 2, Section 35(2) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second, third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing, demonstrated involvement in the Aboriginal community, and indicated financial need.

Endowed by Robert Rosen in memory of his parents, Zita and Jack Rosen, founders of the City Lumber Corporation in 1937"

You can apply for this award by applying for Undergraduate Awards

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Awards

 First Peoples' House

"Standing true to our beliefs as First Peoples and guided by our cultural teachings, the First Peoples' House provides an environment of empowerment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) students at the University of Alberta to achieve personal and academic growth.

Our vision is to demonstrate our commitment to the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student community on campus and provide services that reflect this responsibility. We will continue to honour the Indigenous worldview of education as a continuous ceremony of learning by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our student community at the University of Alberta."

Head to Their Website

Career Development

The Faculty of Arts has a career development center just for Arts students, which includes the Arts Work Experience Program which gives students an opportunity to further develop and integrate skills gained in the classroom, with paid work experience position or with paid employment.

Check Them Out on Our Careers Page

Community Service-Learning

The Faculty of Arts has developed a Community Service Learning program, where you gain hands-on experience for course credit! We link academic coursework to community-based experiences. Students bring their time and talents to community organizations as part of their studies, challenging them to engage with their learning in fresh new ways and to explore relationships between theory and practice.

When enrolled in a CSL class, students participate in a community project that is both relevant to the course content and useful to the partnering non-profit organization.

Community Services-Learning

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