Writing Symbols Lodge

The University of Calgary welcomes, respects, and supports the rich diversity of Indigenous learners, their communities, cultural traditions, and aspirations in post-secondary education.

News and updates

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Our office hours are changing

You can visit our offices in MSC 390Z on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Limited staff will be available.

From Monday to Friday, you can still connect with us remotely for advising appointments, wellness support, cultural resources and more. Email us at writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca to book.

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Indigenous Relations Training Program (IRTP)

Registration for our winter IRTP session (Feb. 16–19) is now open! 

In this 4-day course, you'll learn about Indigenous history in Canada, community and culture, and expand on your intercultural capacity in order to build strong relationships with Indigenous individuals and communities.

Learn more and register »

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Volunteer with us

We're looking for a social media volunteer! If you've got experience with managing social media accounts and writing content, apply to volunteer today. Your volunteer time will also be counted towards your co-curricular record — win-win.

Apply on BetterImpact »

Contact us

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact a member of our team or visit us in person during our office hours.

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Our upcoming events

Events from the community

Prospective Students

The University of Calgary offers excellent academic programs, and provides a welcome and supportive learning environment for FNMI students.

More information for prospective students

Current Students

Access culturally based services and engagement opportunities that enhance the student experience and support academic success.

More information for current students


We work with the campus community, FNMI organizations and communities, corporate partners, and other educational institutions.

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Indigenous Grad Celebration

The annual Graduation Banquet and Pow-wow celebrates the success of graduating Indigenous students.

Find out more about the Indigenous Grad Celebration