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
If you would like further information about this program, please contact:
The Tiya Dagumisasriy Program is grateful to be funded through support from the Students’ Union Quality Money and the UCalgary Mental Health Strategy.