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Programs & Initiatives

Explore programs and initiatives highlighting the university’s commitment to embedding and sustaining Indigenous thinking, ideas, ideals, cultures and worldviews across TMU’s campus.

Student support programs

Indigenous Foundations Program

This program is designed for Indigenous community members who seek to broaden their opportunities towards academic success. It provides the foundations of academic writing and critical-thinking skills at a post-secondary level, within a culturally relevant environment.

Stoodis Science

Stoodis Science, within SciXchange in the Faculty of Science, is a public outreach, engagement and science communication initiative focused on Indigenous outreach for youth, post-secondary students at TMU, and members of the general public.

Tri-Mentoring Program

The Tri-Mentoring Program offers Indigenous students peer, career and group mentoring.

Faculty and student-led initiatives

Faculty initiatives

Find out more about faculty-led Indigenous programs and initiatives.

Student-led initiatives

Discover and get involved with student-led Indigenous groups and initiatives at TMU.

Indigenous placemaking

Indigenous placemaking

Explore Indigenous art, spaces, culture and ways of life throughout our campus.

Indigenous Foodways program

The Indigenous Foodways program and Urban Farm aims to promote Indigenous wisdom and traditional agricultural practices through knowledge exchange and community engagement.

Additional initiatives

Next Chapter

Our Next Chapter directly responds to the 22 recommendations the TMU Standing Strong Task Force presented in August of 2021.


Saagajiwe is The Creative School’s home for participation, action and research in Indigenous creative practice.


A multimedia storytelling collaboration through the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, WhereWeStand brings together a cohort of Indigenous Peoples and newcomers to co-create expressions of identity on the colonial construct of Canada.

Urban Water TMU

Urban Water TMU has committed to building relationships and collaborating with Indigenous communities to improve access to safe drinking water for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Initiatives include: 2023 UN Water Conference, Apathy to Empathy: The First Nations Water Crisis, Building Indigenous Research Capacity in a Changing Arctic Climate and Indigenous Health and Well-Being in the COVID-19 Pandemic.