Alumni & Friends - Ways to get involved and give back

Indigenous Learning Opportunities

Indigenous experiential journey

Throughout the academic year we connect with the UTSC community to share Indigenous teachings and knowledge.

Indigenous U of T

This website provides an overview to the Indigenous community, initiatives, services, and academic programs on all three U of T campuses.

U of T’s 34 Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

Read U of T's TRC report to learn more about the calls to action.

Wecheehetowin: Answering the Call

U of T is dedicated in its efforts to be a place deserving of Indigenous community members. As part of its commitment to achieve this, the University released its response Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report, entitled Wecheehetowin: Answering the Call in January 2017.

Indigenous Book Club

The Indigenous Book club is a tri-campus initiative started at the University of Toronto Scarborough by the Student Life Programs office in collaboration with UTSC Library. The book club goals are to foster a space of collaboration, sharing, inquiry, and respect amongst faculty, staff, students, and local community through the discovery and awareness of Indigenous authors and themes thereby creating a sense of community. 

Indigenous Learning Circle

Learning circles focus on Aboriginal ways of life, healing and culture. All staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend.

Indigenous Experiential Journey Trip

The Indigenous Experiential Journey is an opportunity for University of Toronto students to connect with an Indigenous Community on traditional teaching land with the aim or providing participants with direct, meaningful opportunities for cultural exchange and dialogue with First Nations peoples. The Indigenous Experiential Journey Trip occurs twice a year, you can participate for one day during Fall Reading Week, and for three days during the month of April in the Winter semester.

How to Get Involved

The following are examples of how students, staff, faculty, and departments can get involved:

  • 4th year business student mentors sharing Indigenous knowledge with 1st year business students around land acknowledgement and status cards  
  • Community music professor having students lead presentations at event around reconciliation and creating a friendship song
  • Library staff taking the lead in collaboration of a cross campus Indigenous Book Club