Indigenous Student Centre

A supportive environment for Indigenous students

COVID-19 Update: Student queries should be directed to 902-494-8863​ or​. Both voicemail and email will be checked on a regular basis, and student support will be delivered remotely. 


You can also follow us on our social media channels (Facebook: "Dalhousie's Indigenous Student Centre"​ and Instragram: "dalindigenouscentre") for updates and to stay connected.


Update on Saulnierville action: The Dalhousie University senate has approved the extension of academic amnesty until April 30, 2021 for Indigenous students participating in solidarity, support, and advocacy efforts in Saulnierville, NS. View this document (pdf - 123 kb) for more information. 


Dalhousie welcomes students to discover outstanding educational and engagement opportunities that will inspire and empower you while helping shape your future.

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) helps create a sense of belonging to support your success while at Dalhousie. Our Indigenous Student Advisor provides support and advocacy for all of Dalhousie’s Indigenous students. We welcome you to make use of our personal, educational, and career resources to enhance your university experience:


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Visit our Centre at 1321 Edward Street to enjoy a hot drink, take advantage of our advising, tutors, and computer lab, and meet other Indigenous students. We also host social gatherings, including potlucks, cultural events and information sessions.



The Indigenous Student Centre is proud to offer traditional smudging. The centre has appropriate ventilation and plant medicines available. We welcome students and Elders to visit the centre to use our smudging facilities. 


Indigenous Student Centre
1321 Edward Street
Phone: 902-494-8863
Fax: 902-494-3875

Summer office hours
Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm


Michele Graveline, Indigenous Student Advisor

Michele Graveline

Michele Graveline (she/her) is the Indigenous Student Advisor at Dalhousie. I grew up within Treaty 5, in a historical Metis community in Northern Manitoba called Ralls Island. Of mixed ancestry, I have roots to the Red River and Northern Saskatchewan. I arrived in Mi’kma’ki in 1995 for a year and I am still here. I completed a BA (Hons.) at the University of Manitoba (’92) and a MAEd at Mount Saint Vincent University with a thesis titled Reinventing Our Eco-Relationship as Natural World within the Medicine Wheel (2008). My interests include Earth-based healing, personal writing, ecological relations, cultural safety, and anti-violence against women and MMIWGTS. I have been supporting Indigenous students in this territory since 2009, first in public schools and starting in 2017, at Dalhousie.  

Michele can be reached at