Student Success Program
The Iniskim Centre is an academic support centre offering First Nations, Metis and Inuit students opportunities to enroll and succeed in Mount Royal University Programs. Mount Royal University is located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people, the Niisitapi. The Iniskim Centre recognizes and respects the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada. The Centre also increases the awareness of distinct Aboriginal cultures, history and protocols across the University. We are located in C201, on the second floor, near the East Gate Entrance. Each week, we host a variety of services for students:
- Office hours for various instructors and professors - Your professor may use the centre as a way to connect with students in the course.
- A woman's group - women gather to support one another as they go to university.
- Accessibility Services - your learning needs are met by staff of the university to let you know about learning accommodations, technology or assessments.
- Writing and Learning Supports - small group sessions are held on writing, studying, referencing.
- Library Support - a librarian helps with research, ideas and possible resources for your studies.
- Counseling Services - a counselor is available for you to consult with in the centre, one day a week.
- Chili 'n' Conversation - students and staff come together once a week for support and discussion.
- Academic Advising - meet with an advisor to create a proper academic plan before you begin and while you are on your academic journey.
- Workshops - various workshops are offered that will help you to successfully complete your papers, scholarship applications and budgets.
The student success coordinator contacts students if they are failing or put on academic probation. Students are invited to seek the support of the centre and to review options. The coordinator also helps students with scholarship and bursaries by providing workshops with information and how to apply. The coordinator helps you to know about MRU policies and can support with the communication between you and funding agents. The coordinator can also help with the communication between you and your instructors.
The Iniskim Centre also supports new students to Mount Royal University through a peer mentorship program. The program is designed to help new students feel comfortable, be successful students and make connections with other students. New students are matched with experienced, trained students who have completed the BMO Peer Mentorship training. A computer lab is located in the Iniskim Centre and has eleven computer stations which are available to all Mount Royal students during office hours. The Resource Room is also located within the Iniskim Centre and is a multi-purpose space that houses much of the centre's support programming including Writing and Learning Support, Academic Advising, Counseling Services and Mentorship support. Contact
If you have any questions, please contact:
Marija Small Legs
Student Success Coordinator
Iniskim Centre, Room C201E