Welcome to šxʷta:təχʷəm – formerly Indigenous Student Collegium – a space designed and designated for Indigenous students.

If you are a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit student at any level at UBC Vancouver and are seeking a supportive and enriching community, then you are invited to šxʷta:təχʷəm (hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓: home away from home), a student-only space located at the Longhouse.

šxʷta:təχʷəm (shah-tah ta-quum) is a place where you can connect, grow, and thrive.

What is šxʷta:təχʷəm?

šxʷta:təχʷəm is designed to offer Indigenous students a welcoming environment to gather, build connections, and access a variety of resources. So, whether you are a first-year student or in your upper years, this space is your home away from home.

What to expect

Find community
Participate in regular small group gatherings to meet fellow Indigenous students, form friendships, and engage in cultural and social events. These gatherings are a great way to connect with peers who share similar experiences.

Support from peers
Benefit from the guidance and support of upper-year Indigenous student leaders. From academic advice to personal well-being tips, they offer valuable insights into university life, helping you to navigate your university journey with confidence.

Discover resources and opportunities
Learn about the numerous resources available to Indigenous students, including academic support, cultural programming, and wellness services. šxʷta:təχʷəm is a central hub where you can find information and opportunities to enhance your university experience.

Enjoy cultural and social events
Engage in a variety of cultural and social activities that celebrate Indigenous traditions and foster a sense of community. From learning about Indigenous culture to fun social gatherings, there’s always something meaningful happening in šxʷta:təχʷəm.

Join šxʷta:təχʷəm

Being part of šxʷta:təχʷəm is a wonderful way to enrich your university experience. Whether you need a place to study, want to connect with fellow Indigenous students, or are looking for support and resources, šxʷta:təχʷəm is here for you.

First-year Indigenous students who commute to campus are especially encouraged to join UBC Collegia, while Indigenous students at all levels are welcome at the šxʷta:təχʷəm.

Discover your home away from home at šxʷta:əχʷəm. Join us and make your university journey unforgettable!

For more information, contact Tanya Boult, šxʷta:təχʷəm coordinator, tanya.boult@ubc.ca.

For ongoing updates, follow šxʷta:təχʷəm on Instagram.

Updated: June 26, 2024