Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre


Aaniin, She:kon, Kwe', Wachay, Boozhoo, Koolamaalsii, Welcome!

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WISC space is open Monday-Friday: 10-4pm

To connect virtually or enquire about supports please contact:

WISC coordinator Rachel Lee Wilson at rachellee.wilson@uwaterloo.ca

Manager Cheryl Maksymyk at cmaksymyk@uwaterloo.ca

Are you an Indigenous student at the University of Waterloo?

Shatitsirótha’! The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) is committed to providing support to Indigenous students at UW!

WISC provides supports to Indigenous students through a holistic lens: cultural, academic, wellbeing, and social engagement.

The WISC provides an environment that is supportive, respectful, inclusive, and welcoming for all Indigenous students on campus.

Although we are located at St. Paul's University College, we provide support services to every Indigenous Student at the University of Waterloo, its affiliated and federated institutions, and the satellite campuses.

If you are an Indigenous student -- YOU are welcome at the WISC!

We welcome Indigenous students from all backgrounds, regardless of status, reserve or urban background, or level of cultural knowledge. If you are just starting your reconnecting journey or were raised with teachings, we have the resources to support you.

How do you know if your Indigenous to Canada (First Nation, Metis, or Inuit)?

  • One or both of your parents are Indigenous
  • One or all of your grandparents are Indigenous
  • You have Indigenous ancestry
  • If you do not know, come chat with us and we can help you!

The WISC staff are here to guide, support and listen to you as an Indigenous student on campus.


 We're located in room 228 at St. Paul's University College, 190 Westmount Rd. N. in Waterloo.

Centre Location

The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre is situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The centre resides on the Haldimand Tract, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River, the land promised to Six Nations.