Indigenous Services User Agreement Spring/Summer 2019

Indigenous Services' offers a welcoming, inclusive and safe space for Indigenous students and community on-campus. This space acts as a central hub for Indigenous students and community members to access information and supports surrounding postsecondary educational matters at Western.

The term Indigenous refers to Aboriginal people consistent with the Canadian Constitution.
Indigenous Services top 4 is a weekly email list-serve designed to share information about I.S. programs and services, Western events and opportunities, local Indigenous community events, employment, and research opportunities.

Location and Contact Information

Western Student Services (WSS) building Room 2100 located between University Community Centre (UCC) and Weldon Library.

Main Line: 519-661-4095
Toll-Free: 1-888-661-4095
Instagram: westernu_indigenous

Office Hours of Operations

September - April Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
May - August Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm

After Hours Access

Monday to Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 7:00pm

Indigenous Services Space Features

Indigenous Services Guiding Values

Academic Excellence means taking full reponsibility for one's educational journey, honouring commitments, and learning from every experience.

Balance involves the establishment of personal and professional relationships, as well as a sense of holistic health and well-being.

Collaboration requires the building of healthy friendships, networks, and partnerships reaching out for positive supports, and working together as a community.

Diversity recognizes the ways in which people differ individually and through social groups and accepts and values diverse experiences, ideas, perspectives, and values.

Equity & Inclusion recognizes that peoples' experiences are shaped by many social factors - making equity initiatives often necessary to eliminating barriers and promoting equal access in education. Inclusive education recognizes that people thrive when they see themselves reflected in their learning and broader environment.

Interconnection recognizes that every human relationship is inclusive of Creation across seven generations.

Personal & Cultural Identity recognizes and supports the significance of knowing one's history, worldview, spiritual practices, and finding strength in one's personal, cultural and community story.

Respect requires active listening, self-reflection, personal humility, and full appreciation of all living beings within the circle of life and natural environment.

Indigenous Services Guidelines


All users are required to maintain good housekeeping.

Emergency Contacts

Campus Police Services Call: 519-661-3650 Emergency Call: 911 web:
Western Foot Patrol Call: 519-661-3650 email: web:
Administrative Coordinator: Genevieve Shaw Call: 519-661-4095 email:

The personal information collected pursuant to this user agreement form is collected under the authority of the University of Western Ontario Act, 1982, as amended, and will be used for the purpose(s) of granting after-hours access to the WSS building, and reporting and planning within Indigenous Services at Western. Please direct questions about this collection, use, or disclosure of personal information on this form to the Director, Indigenous Services, Student Experience (519) 661-4095.

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