SFU opens new Indigenous Student Centre

September 10, 2014

Simon Fraser University is celebrating the opening of its new Indigenous Student Centre, a 1,700-square-foot space dedicated to support and cultural services for SFU’s 600 Indigenous students. The centre will serve as a home away from home for students and will provide space for smudging, connecting with Elders, studying, computer access, and a kitchen. The centre will also house the First Nations Student Association, the peer cousins' mentorship and peer education learning and writing programs, and academic tutoring services. “It helps build bridges amongst departments and creates a comfortable environment for our students to utilize services,” says the centre’s inaugural Director Marcia Guno. “It will also increase overall awareness of the student support available to them.” SFU News