Indigenous Student Centre


Senate Motion as of Monday, September 27, 2021


Senate approve that Indigenous students currently enrolled in fall 2021 classes at Dalhousie be granted requests for assignment extensions and rescheduled examinations. APPROVED.


THAT Senate approve that all individuals involved in synchronous teaching delivery at Dalhousie University on October 13, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. allow Indigenous students who wish to attend the 11th annual Mawio'mi at Dalhousie University to do so without academic penalty due to their absence, subject to the following:

1. Students are to inform their professors at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance (by 8:30 a.m. on October 12, 2021) if they plan on missing an assessment in order to attend the Mawio'mi.

2. Make-up assessment(s) will be at the discretion of course instructors, subject to appropriate faculty regulations.

3. For the inclusion of students travelling from and to the Truro Campus, Yarmouth Campus or Saint John Campus, no specific time is provided. APPROVED.

If you are unclear how this impacts you, please reach out to

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 Instragram: "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 office hours
Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm


Michele Graveline, Indigenous Student Advisor

Michele Graveline

Michele Graveline (she/her) is the Indigenous Student Advisor at Dalhousie. She grew up within Treaty 5, in a historical Metis community in Northern Manitoba called Ralls Island 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