The University of Calgary’s Native Centre represents a tremendous resource which students are invited to visit as soon, and as often, as they wish. The Native Centre offers study space, program advising, tutoring, and advice on funding opportunities. It also holds cultural events, regular academic advice sessions, and serves as a gateway to broader Indigenous communities and organizations in southern Alberta.
It is a very useful resource and source of support for students during their studies at the University of Calgary, and students should take every opportunity to acquaint themselves with the Native Centre.
Housing and Family
Below are a series of links that may prove useful for students concerned with housing, public transit, child care, or elementary schools.
- City of Calgary Aboriginal Services Guide, containing information on education, housing, community support, and employment/training.
- For students new to Calgary, the City offers a comprehensive and reliable public transit network of buses and light rail transit.
- Prospective students, especially those new to the city of Calgary, might consider living in graduate student residence on the University of Calgary campus. Graduate and Professional Faculty Students are housed on campus in Crowsnest Hall
- For students who are married, in common-law relationships, or have young families, the UofC offers subsidized family housing through one, two, and three bedroom unfurnished townhouses to students, faculty, and staff.
- Students should also visit The Native Centre for specific postings on housing for FNMI graduate students. There is a large posting board with notices for housing, community events, and scholarships.
- Alberta Family Child Care Association – Calgary & Area
- Government of Alberta, Child Care Subsidy
- Government of Alberta, “Finding Quality Child Care”