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.

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Attend our open house on Sept. 22

Learn about the services and spaces we provide to Indigenous students, upcoming events for Indigenous students and the community, make friends within your campus community, and participate in fun games for great prizes.

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Orange Shirt Day

Join UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement and the Calgary Public Library for a day of online programming focused on intergenerational trauma and healing through the lens of Indigenous literature and film.

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Indigenous Relations Training Program (IRTP)

Registration for our upcoming IRTP session (Nov. 8 – 12, 2021) 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.

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Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Email us at writingsymbolslodge@ucalgary.ca to book.

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

Find out more about the Indigenous Grad Celebration