Thesis and candidacy exams
The Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary welcomes students from all Treaty 7 Nations and from the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, and we welcome Indigenous students and scholars from across Canada. We support all Indigenous students who wish to honour their traditions in ways that are meaningful to them. Learn about incorporating Indigenous traditions in your candidacy and/or thesis exams.
What does decolonization mean?
What does it mean to decolonize graduate work?
Writing Symbols Lodge
A culturally appropriate environment that encourages and supports the success of Indigenous students in their pursuit of knowledge and higher education.
Writing Symbols Lodge provides academic, personal, and cultural support services and programs to prospective and current First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, and offers a welcoming and supportive learning environment for the whole campus community.
Writing Symbols Lodge provides a Cultural Room where students can smudge during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm). Some faculties have cultural spaces that allow for smudging. Smudging outdoors can be done without restriction.
SAGE (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement)
SAGE supports and nurtures the recruitment, retention and completion of Indigenous graduate students at the University of Calgary. This student-run program works to ensure that graduate students can connect with peers, mentors, and the broader campus community as they develop their personal, academic and professional skills.
Learn more about the university's Indigenous Strategy.
Contact the university's Office of Indigenous Engagement.