Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (FDISC) strives to be a home away from home for Indigenous students during their time at Queen’s. Come by to take part in some of our programming, cultural counselling and academic advising services, or just to study and meet new friends.
The Centre hosts cultural activities such as Full Moon Ceremonies, a Sweatlodge and workshops in beading and moccasin-, drum- and basket-making. It also hosts feasts and events such as Three-Sisters Feast Nights, Frybread Fridays and the Well-being Circle, which includes a biweekly sharing circle and wellness activities.
Queen’s Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) is a mentor-support program driven by students. SAGE is designed to increase the comfort level of Indigenous graduate students within their programs, the university and the community as a whole. There are quarterly meetings and an annual writing retreat where you can socialize, share experiences as students and researchers, and support each other throughout the graduate experience.