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Indigenous Student Advising


Wishing you all a successful 2017/18 academic year!

  • Coming soon! October is Mi'kmaq History Month! Check back soon for a calender of events happening on the Agricultural Campus!

Indigenous Resource Room Opening

  • Don't forget the new Indigenous Resource Room (Cox 154) is open and we look forward to seeing you there.
  • For access, please contact Art (arthur.stevens@dal.ca)

DSU Health & Dental OPT OUT Deadline September 18th!

  • If you have coverage through your Aboriginal Affairs or otherwise, please don't forget to opt out of the DSU Health & Dental Plan by September 18th!.



Call for CMM and PHP Natural Resource Indigenous Bursary Fund - Award $1000

Application Deadline: Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 4pm

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) and Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) through Dalhousie University invites students in Faculty of Agriculture who identify as First Nation/Indigenous to apply to the CMM and PHP Natural Resource Indigenous Bursary fund.


CMM and PHP have recognized the need to support students in their endeavors to protect the environment and it resources. The purpose of the CMM & PHP Natural Resource Indigenous Bursary Fund is to encourage First Nation/Indigenous student interest in the environment and natural resource stewardship.


·       Must be a registered student in the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture in any year of full-time studies.

·       Preference for a student who demonstrates an interest in environmental protection or natural resource sustainability.

·       Identifies as a First Nation/Indigenous student.

·       Demonstrates leadership in extra-curricular and community activities.

·       Demonstrates financial need.


·       Submit a minimum 250-word statement/essay detailing your eligibility, and specifically identifying your connection to your First Nation/Indigenous community, and culture.

Submissions directed to:

Arthur Stevens, Manager Indigenous Students
Dairy Building 11 Sipu Awti I PO Box 550
Truro NS B2N 5E3 Canada

The Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flags on all university campuses will be brought to half-mast in recognition of Mi'kmaw Kji-Saqmaw (Grand Chief) Ben Sylliboy who passed away November 30th in Cape Breton.

Fostering a Supportive Environment for all Indigenous Students

Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, NS welcomes students of Aboriginal ancestry to discover outstanding educational opportunities that will inspire you and help shape your future. On all of our campuses at Dalhousie, you’ll find other students who share your Aboriginal background. You’ll also find personal and educational support services that will help make your university education the best it can be.

Our Indigenous Student Coordinator is focused on enhancing your success in and out of the classroom, and helping you meet your academic and personal goals—whether that's through sessions with math and writing tutors or perhaps nutrition and personal finance workshops.

The Coordinator helps foster your success by providing specialized advising and support, and by working with faculty and staff to create a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for our students.

Indigenous Student Services and Programs offered on the Truro campus, include:

  • Academic and career advising
  • Indigenousl culture-based activities, workshops, and performances
  • Elder sessions (story sharing and stress relief)
  • Mi’kmaq History Month activities (October)
  • Lunch and learns
  • Lecture series/guest speakers
  • Tutoring services
  • Student advocacy/liaising 

Indigenous Resource Room
Come visit our Indigenous Student Resource Room located in Room 154 of the Cox Institute. While there you can enjoy free coffee or tea, use the printer, or take advantage of academic advising, and meet other Aboriginal students.

Financial Assistance

We’re committed to helping you find ways to fund your education. Below are a few scholarships available specifically for indigenous students. For a complete listing of scholarships and bursaries, please contact the Indigenous Student Advisor or visit Money Matters.

 an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people, also offer bursaries and scholarships.

Visit the Indigenous Student Centre page for more information on bursaries and scholarships available.

Contact Our Student Coordinator
Indigenous Student Advising

Room 115, Dairy Building
11 River Road, Truro, NS
Email: arthur.stevens@dal.ca
Telephone: (902) 896-4486
Mobile: (902) 956-9270
Fax: (902) 893-6545