The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre welcomes and supports all Indigenous students on campus


Whether you are coming to connect with others at the soup lunch, participate in our cultural programming, or learn more about what it means to be Indigenous we are here to support you on your journey through post secondary. 

Below is a list of ways we currently support Indigenous students on campus.

Please feel free to contact us through email to let us know of any ways that we may be able to better support you as an Indigenous student on campus: WISC@uwaterloo.ca


  • Academics: We can help with funding and finding a tutor, and we will pilot a time management workshop Winter 2022
  • Cultural programming: Friday Crafternoons 1-3pm; Wednesday Drum Circles 3-4pm; and programming that varies semester to semester depending on student interests
  • Counselling: NEW FALL 2021 Metti Tessema is our counsellor for Indigenous student support 
  • Food Share: We have some food available in the centre for students to take home if needed, and in November 2022 Wisahkotewinowak is partnering with WISC to pilot a fresh food share
  • Housing: Waterloo Indigenous Student Residence 
  • Socials: Soup lunches are Thursdays from noon-2pm; hosted by volunteers across campus
  • Lunch and Learn: Keep your eye on our social media for workshops we are offering after our soup lunches 
  • Referrals: If your looking for supports on campus or in the local KW community we can guide you
  • Resource Library: Borrow a book from the library, and keep your eyes posted for an opportunity to give us some titles to add to our library
  • Personal support: We are here for you! Our focus is to facilitate well-being in a wholistic way for all Indigenous students