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Aboriginal Student Advising

Fostering a Supportive Environment for all Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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.

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

  • Academic and career advising
  • Aboriginal 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 

Aboriginal Resource Room
Come visit our Aboriginal 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.

Upcoming Events can be found here.

Financial Assistance

We’re committed to helping you find ways to fund your education. Below are a few scholarships available specifically for aboriginal students. For a complete listing of scholarships and bursaries, please contact the Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Student Centre page for more information on bursaries and scholarships available.

Contact Our Student Coordinator
Aboriginal 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