Transition

Stop by our office to meet our students and staff. There is always something going on and everyone is welcome in our space.

Take part in our Elder-in-Residence program where Elders share food, stories and crafts with students. Our elders will make you feel at home no matter where you’re from.

Every semester we host an in-house research librarian for two hours to assist students with research projects.

Our student groups are always looking for new members. You can also meet other Indigenous students in our office, who come to socialize, access the library, or use our kitchen. There is always someone around to meet!

Planning out your degree requirements and academic goals can be daunting. The Indigenous Student Success Advisor is happy to let you know about the options available to you and how we can arrange your schedule to best suit your needs.

Being successful at university also includes learning outside the classroom. We offer many events throughout the year. Visit our Facebook page or come check out the calendar in our office to find out more. McMaster’s many clubs also offer a wide range of activities for students.

Coming to university can be overwhelming. If you feel this way, know that there are many resources available to you. You are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help! Contact the Indigenous Student Success Advisor, check out this list of mental health resources, or come into the office if you are in need of a listening ear.

“University life is tough. No matter where you come from, no matter what you believe in, it takes time to get used to university life. Through all of it, make sure you have time for self-care. Find a hobby, listen to music, go for a walk, do anything that you find relaxing so you can de-stress. This will help you get through the tough times.”

Evan, Honours Indigenous Studies, Level Iii