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

Summer Hours

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fridays are virtual except June 28, July 19, August 9, August 30 when we will be at the ISC for Sacred Times with George.  

If you need to connect with an advisor, please contact   

Michele at or  

Dillon at 


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


Dillon Hughson (he/him), Indigenous Student Advisor

Dillon Hughson (he/him)

Dillon Hughson is an Indigenous Student Advisor at Dalhousie. He is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaw First Nation and identifies as an urban Indigenous person having grown up in the Kjipuktuk (Halifax) area. He began supporting Indigenous students in public schools in 2021, and later returned to the classroom after obtaining his Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. His interests include culturally responsive and restorative practices to help students achieve and enjoy their goals. In his spare time, Dillon enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the Atlantic provinces and practicing mindfulness.  

Dillon can be reached at