Aboriginal Student Support

The Aboriginal Resource Centre provides a warm and caring environment - a home away from home - for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and the community. The Centre engages a community of people from a variety of Indigenous cultures, backgrounds and world views. We strive to foster a diverse and holistic community based on Indigenous kinship models.  Being immersed in an inclusive community helps us to feel connected to each other and something bigger than ourselves.  Come visit us in the Federal Building at 620 Gordon Street.

Applying and Transition



Scholarships and Bursaries

Ontario Student Assistance Program

We encourage all students with financial need to consider applying for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). 

OSAP provides financial aid through two kinds of support:

  • grants: money you don’t have to pay back
  • loans: money you need to repay once you’re done school

When you apply for OSAP, you are automatically considered for both grants and loans. If you don’t want to take a loan, you can decline it after your application is approved.

The University of Guelph uses OSAP to determine financial need for all bursaries and Work Study. 

For support with scholarship, bursary and OSAP applications, contact Natasha Young, Aboriginal Student Advisor at natasha.young@uoguelph.ca.

Job Opportunities

Territorial Acknowlegement

We acknowledge that the University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and, the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.  We recognize the significance of the Dish with One Spoon Covenant to this land and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them. Learn more about acknowledging the territory.

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