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

Welcome Valerie McDougall

Welcome Valerie McDougall

We're excited to welcome Valerie McDougall to the Writing Symbols Lodge team as the Academic Development Specialist Indigenous & Equity-deserving Students.⁠

Welcome Teena Starlight

Welcome Teena Starlight

We're excited to welcome Teena Starlight to the Writing Symbols Lodge Team as the Program Coordinator, Indigenous Student Access Program.⁠

Free WSL community bookshelf

Free WSL community bookshelf

Attention bookworms! We started a free community bookshelf library in the Red Lodge (MSC 392). It is accessible to all UCalgary students, staff and faculty. We have over 50 books for you to choose from and will continue to expand the selection with your support. Leave a book; take a book!

Wellness Circle (Online)

Wellness Circle (Online and In-person)

Join the Wellness Circle every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. for an Indigenous Wellness Circle discussion with your peers. Each week, we will explore a new wellness topic within the Circle, which will offer you an opportunity to learn from one another in a supportive, informal environment.

Connect with us

MacEwan Student Centre (MSC 390Z)

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 403.220.6034
Email: writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca

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Writing Symbols Lodge News

Five things to do at the UCalgary Writing Symbols Lodge

The Writing Symbols Lodge (WSL) helps Indigenous students succeed by providing a variety of services, facilities, and events. Think of them as your one-stop-centre for all your academic, personal, and...

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Our upcoming events

Prospective Students

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

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Current Students

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

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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 Indigenous graduation celebrates the success of graduating Indigenous students.

Find out more about the Indigenous Grad Celebration