The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centres strives to provide support to all Indigenous students at the University of Waterloo


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
  • Cultural programming: Elder teachings, drum teachings tuesdays 1-2pm, beading thursdays 1-2pm
  • Counselling: Metti Tessema is our counsellor for Indigenous student support 
  • Food Share: Partnering with a community organization Wisahkotewinowak we are able to provide fresh food weely, and bi-weekly we provide non-perishables with the help of WUSA
  • Housing: Waterloo Indigenous Student Residence 
  • Socials: Soup lunches are Thursdays from 12-2pm; hosted by volunteers across campus (email above to find out about hosting one of our soup lunches
  • Lunch and Learn: Keep your eye on our social media for workshops we are offering or sharing from other important schools or organizations in the community
  • Referrals: If your looking for supports on campus or in the local KW community we can guide you, so please feel free to come in person or email and let us know
  • Resource Library: Borrow a book from the library, acess to audible books
  • Personal support: We are here for you! Our focus is to facilitate well-being in a wholistic way for all Indigenous students