Indigenous Student Centre

A welcoming and supportive environment for Indigenous Students

The Indigenous Student Centre offers a supportive environment for students to gather, meet other students, and have access to supports and services.

Please follow our social media channels (Facebook: "Dalhousie's Indigenous Student Centre"​ and Instagram: "dalindigenouscentre") for updates and to stay connected.

Student queries should be directed to 902-494-8863​ or​


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 take advantage of our advising, tutors, and computer lab, and meet other Indigenous students. We also host social gatherings, cultural events and information sessions.



The Indigenous Student Centre offers traditional smudging. We welcome students and Elders to visit the centre to use our smudging facilities. Plant medicines are available.



Financial Awards are posted on the ISC bulletin board, and on our social media channels. Deadlines happen throughout the year, so it is important to take note of those you are eligible for and apply. Do not wait for when you need the money.


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

Advisors Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Evening Hours

Monday to Wednesday: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Michele Graveline (she/her), Indigenous Student Advisor

Michele Graveline (she/her)

Michele Graveline (she/her) is an Indigenous Student Advisor at Dalhousie. She grew up in a Metis community within Treaty 5 in Northern Manitoba and relocated to Mi’kma’ki in 1995. She completed a BA (Hons.) at the University of Manitoba (’92) and a MAEd at Mount Saint Vincent University (‘08). Her interests include Earth-based healing, plant medicine, personal writing, ecological relations, cultural safety, and anti-violence against women and MMIWGTS. She has been supporting Indigenous students in this territory since 2009, first in public schools and starting in 2017, at Dalhousie.

Michele can be reached at


Kayla Bernard (she/her), Indigenous Student Advisor

Kayla Bernard (she/her)

Kayla grew up in the Mi’kmaq community of Sipekne’katik First Nations, and now identifies as an urbanized Indigenous person due to the time spent in her new home of Kjipuktuk (Halifax).

She completed her BSc in Recreation at Dalhousie University (2021), and is a Certified Recreation Therapist (NCTRC, 2022).

Her interests include beading, dancing (Powwow), video and board games, spending time outside, and volunteering to help youth. Kayla is a mental health advocate, especially in regard to prevention of youth suicide. She is a strong believer in the importance of recreation, the arts, and outdoor adventure for all youth to act, not only as a mental health protective factor, but also as a support for lifelong wellness. Kayla is a strong Indigenous activist and advocate whose work has been recognized by the province of Nova Scotia, Senate of Canada and the World Scouting Association.

Kayla can be reached at