Academic support

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre is dedicated to supporting the personal, social, cultural and academic success of Indigenous USask students.


Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP) provides academic and social programming to build confidence, knowledge and skills. Connect with a community of students, Indigenous peer mentors and dedicated instructors.

Indigenous grad students

The Indigenous Graduate Students' Council (IGSC) exists to represent, serve and support the academic and non-academic needs of Indigenous graduate students within the University of Saskatchewan. 

Community and culture

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre is an inclusive, intercultural gathering place. Connect with other students, attend activities and access supports. The centre is where students can access Indigenous student services. The centre also provides space to Indigenous student leadership groups. 

Annual events


New Indigenous Student Welcome

New Métis, First Nations and Inuit students are encouraged to join our New Indigenous Student Welcome. It’s a great way to get familiar with campus and meet new people before classes start in September and January.

 Before the start of the fall and winter terms


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

September 30


Indigenous Achievement Week

Each year the University of Saskatchewan hosts Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) to celebrate Métis, First Nations and Inuit student achievement, reflect on traditions and ceremonies and connect with the community.


Revitalizing the Circle: Welcome Powwow and Métis Dance Celebration

Join us for the welcome back powwow and Métis dance celebration in September. Everyone is welcome.



Old Time Métis Dinner and Dance

(on hold until further notice)

This family-friendly event is dedicated to bringing Métis students, staff, faculty, and community members together to celebrate Métis culture, history, and community at USask.


Indigenous Student Career Fair

Careers Services is pleased to announce the upcoming Indigenous Student Career Fair on Tuesday, March 5, at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, 11 am – 3 pm. There are 10+ employers from varied industries who are eager to connect with you.

Attending the Career Fair will provide an incredible opportunity for you to explore various career paths, network with these potential employers, and gain valuable insights into your future.

All Indigenous Students are welcome to attend! Please present a valid student card for admission.

Upcoming events

Financial support

Scholarships and bursaries are available to students studying at USask.

Learning opportunities

Indigenous Student Employment Readiness Program (ISERP)

The ISERP program, generously supported by Scotiabank's ScotiaRise program, provides a culturally grounded, strengths-based approach to supporting students as they identify, develop and articulate employment-related skills. Each student attends a 33-hour program spanning the fall, winter, or spring term and will receive a $500 honorarium for their participation.  

Indigenous Student Internship Program (ISIP)

ISIP is a four-month paid internship for USask Indigenous students aimed at fostering student growth, enhancing self-determination, and providing cultural and land-based experiences. The ISIP is generously supported by the MCF's EleV program and Oyateki; a collaborative initiative that is creating opportunities for Indigenous learners to be full partners in their education and journey to meaningful work. 

Wellness support

Contact Student Affairs and Outreach if you need urgent support or are concerned about another student.

The Student Wellness Centre offers medical and mental health services to USask students. To book an appointment with Indigenous Counsellor Seapieces Marsland or another service provider, please contact the centre.

Indigenous News and stories at USask

Need help?

Indigenous students looking for additional personal, social, cultural and academic support can connect with the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre.