Wellness and cultural support

Wellness support

Indigenous students in search of wellness support can connect with an Indigenous Student Support Advisor to access coordinated care. This method of wellness support provides a primary advisor that students can work with.

This can include:

  • productive goal setting
  • practical problem solving and planning
  • regularly scheduled supportive check-ins
  • access to cultural wellness supports
  • assistance with resource navigation
  • referral to campus and community resources

To access this support, email Paige Thomas, Indigenous Student Support Advisor at pmthomas@ucalgary.ca to book an appointment.

Cultural and spiritual advising

Writing Symbols Lodge provides opportunities for Indigenous students to seek one-on-one and personal support through culturally-based community experts. Writing Symbols Lodge works with a cultural advisor and a culturally-based integrative therapist/social worker.

Elder Kerrie Moore is available to meet with students one Tuesday per month. Students can book one-hour appointments by emailing writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca or directly emailing Kerrie at kerrie.moore@shaw.ca.

Book an appointment

Paige Thomas

Indigenous Student Support Advisor, Student Wellness Services

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