With the various supports across campus it can be overwhelming to know where to seek support. We have listed some supports across the University of Waterloo that we think are important for Indigenous students on campus to be familiar with.


*For accomodation

AccessAbility Services designs and facilitates academic accommodation plans if you have a permanent, temporary, or suspected disability

Centre for Career Action

*For career advice


The Centre for Career Action (CCA) supports all students, alumni and employees. Career Advisors can help with career planning, career management strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, work search methods and setting meaningful career goals.

Indigenous Relations

*Strength in Diversity

Indigenous Relations is a central hub for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students, researchers, faculty, and staff, along with allies within the Waterloo campus community. For students they have updated bursaries and scholarships listed on the website.

Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo

*Graduate Student Support

Official representative of graduate students at the University of Waterloo. The GSA offers numerous services including academic support, advocacy an support, departmental support, funding options, health plans, legal aid and taxes.


*Academic Support

The library on campus has research supports, learning supports, study rooms, accessibility services, databases, dictionaries and so much more. *Keep posted to our social media for when the library releases the new Indigenous Research Guide

RAISE (Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity

*Strength in Diversity

A student-led Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) service to address racism and xenophobia on the University of Waterloo campus with initiatives reflective of RAISE's three pillars of Education and Advocacy, Peer-to-Peer Support, and Community Building.

Research Office

*Research Support

Office of Research staff support researchers through the many phases of research including ethics review and managing funds. There are also Resources and guides for Indigenous research are listed on this site.

Student Success Office

*Academic support

The Student Success Office (SSO) has five hacks for success to support student goals both in and out of the classroom: Academic development; Peer Success Coaching; Leadership development; Exchange and Study Abroad; and International Student Resources

The Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

*Strength in Diversity

The Glow Centre supports all sexual orientations and gender identities through peer support, discussion groups, social events, and resources.

The Writing Centre

*Academic support

The University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre is a hub of communication and writing practice, support, and research on campus. They have services for both graduate and undergraduate students. Some examples of what they offer are virtual appointments, learning resources, writing cafe's, asynchronous workshops, and dissertation boot camps.

Waterloo Works

*Career Support

Employers who are seeking to hire Waterloo students and graduates post jobs directly on WaterlooWorks. These jobs are organized into three categories and will require a UWaterloo login. 
  • Full-Time: Available to all students and alumni
  • Co-op: Only accessible by co-op students
  • Other: Includes part time, volunteer and summer opportunities.

Continuing to update with important campus supports