Tiya Dagumisasriy: the Indigenous Student Success and Engagement Program (pronounced Tee-ah Koo-mah-suss-tih; formerly known as ISSERT) encompasses a holistic approach to academic success, empowerment and self-development by providing academic and cultural guidance to Indigenous students within the University of Calgary.
Using a holistic cultural relational model, the Tiya Dagumisasriy (pronounced Tee-ah Koo-mah-suss-tih) program offers academic support services, cultural and holistic workshops and leadership training in order to enhance the student experience and promote student academic achievement.
Tiya Dagumisasriy provides supports like:
- Indigenous Leadership Training
- Success and engagement workshops
- Cultural ceremonies
- Undergraduate academic advising and assessments
- Welcome Back BBQ, winter term Kick-off event and The End is Near celebration
- PALS Pet Therapy
- Trauma-informed Indigenous mental health by appointment
- Student Success Seminars
- Intercultural capacity building opportunities for non-Indigenous students
- Field trips and special events
- Connections for students to Traditional Knowledge Keepers and language speakers
The Tiya Dagumisasriy Program is grateful to be funded through support from the Students’ Union Quality Money and the UCalgary Mental Health Strategy.