Academic Resources for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

Connect with services to help you excel in your academics while at the U of A. FPH offers tutors and a number of other supports to assist you in achieving your goals.


The Engagement Coordinator is available to discuss any questions or concerns students may have, from academic and program questions to funding information or concerns to housing opportunities. Contact us to make an appointment with the advisor.

Computer Lab

Seven computers are available for students to use in the First Peoples' House for internet and printing. This space also offers a study area and bulletin board postings for current events, community information, employment and volunteer opportunities, and scholarships and bursaries.

Learning Specialist Support

First Peoples' House partners with the Academic Success Centre at the U of A to offer First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students academic support. Our Learning Specialist, Kersten Merry, is a professional learning advisor who supports our students by helping them develop and improve their academic skills.

Learn more about Kersten

Sewell Reference Room

The Sewell Reference Room, created in honour of Catherine Sewell and with the help of generous donations, offers hundreds of book titles highlighting Aboriginal themes and stories. Students and staff may sign out our books on a 3-week loan. 

Writing Mentors

The Writing Mentors program supports current undergraduate First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students in their academics, in particular their writing skills. Every student has the resiliency and the drive to succeed - the Writing Mentors provide the guidance and positive reinforcement to encourage this success.

The First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Writing Mentors will be assisting students with their course writing in a variety of disciplines. Mentors will be available in the First Peoples' House during specific time periods.

Meet the 2021-22 Writing Mentors

Librarians in Residence

The librarians will be in the First Peoples' House for drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 3 p.m. 

Librarian Anne

Librarian in Residence: Anne

Learn more about Anne

My name is Anne and I'm the subject librarian for Native Studies. I also work with the staff of six First Nations college libraries across Alberta on the First Nations Information Connection (FNIC), a collaboration that involves a shared catalogue and research resources for students and faculty.

Two of the library's Indigenous Interns (Kayla and Lorisia) and I will be available on Wednesday afternoons to show you some ways to make research for your assignments easier! We can also put you in touch with your librarian for all your subject areas. You can contact the library any time for library help.