About ISSE gatherings

College of Arts and Science ISSE gatherings invite Indigenous undergraduate students to participate in workshops, guest speaker events and facilitated discussion circles in support of their learning goals.

  • Broaden your awareness of academic programs and opportunities
  • Build professional communication and leadership skills
  • Explore how Indigenous perspectives offer assets for academics and lifelong learning
  • Build your network, connect with Indigenous role models, alumni and fellow students to co-imagine your shared future!

ISSE gatherings are coordinated through the Office of the Vice Dean Indigenous in collaboration with Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways, Student Learning Services and partnering academic departments.

Is the ISSE for me?

ISSE is for any Indigenous undergraduate student seeking to expand their academic, professional and intercultural skillset. ISSE gatherings will focus on a theme, and each session will be facilitated by an Indigenous graduate student with expertise and experience to share.

Sign me up!

Register to attend one or more ISSE Gatherings by clicking on the Eventbrite registration links in the ISSE gatherings schedule below. If you have questions about the event, or encounter challenges with registration, get in touch by email at isse.gatherings@usask.ca or call 306-966-1681.

Students who participate in ISSE gatherings and complete any required assessments will receive an entry acknowledging participation on their co-curricular record (CCR); recordings will be made available after each session for registrants who cannot attend live but would like to participate.

ISSE gatherings

Winter Term 2022

ISSE: Outreach & Leadership - Giving Back & Staying Connected

Wed, February 2, 2:30 – 4:00

Join representatives from four USask Outreach & Leadership programs: ISAP Peer Mentors, BIRM, USask Science Ambassadors, and the USask Chapter of AISES, to hear about the benefits of giving back to your campus community! After a panel discussion, a breakout session of application support for each program will be hosted for you to learn more and apply!

Register here

Tackling Term Paper Season... With Your Friends!

Facilitators: tbd

Join staff and students from the University Library Writing Help Centre for practical, experience-based advice about how to build a network of support for your academic writing journey. Topics will include how to start and structure a writing group for editing and peer support, pairing up with a writing buddy for proofreading, and talking about how your writing process will evolve from first year to graduation and professional areas of practice.

Email isse.gatherings@usask.ca to register

Paid to Learn! Find a Summer Research Position

Thu, February 17,10:00 - 11:30
Facilitators: tbd

Looking for that perfect summer gig? Explore your interests outside of classes with an authentic research experience!

Learn how to approach and propose a research project with a faculty mentor; how to find funding opportunities; and pick up tips for a strong application. Get paid to learn more about the discipline that fascinates you, and whether a career in research might be right for you!

Email isse.gatherings@usask.ca to register

An Indigenous Artist's journey with Quill Violet Christie-Peters and Ron Peters

Mon, March 7, 11:30-1:00
Facilitators: tbd

Join Artists Quill Violet Christie-Peters and Ron Peters, a father and daughter whose work is current exhibited "in conversation" in Campus Galleries. Discussion will focus both on the exhibit, "spilling out, spilling over," and their journeys toward spiritually-informed artistic practice. Christie-Peters' work centers on Anishinaabe futurisms by looking at how ancestral relationships will inform and shape the trajectories to decolonial futures, particularly in the context of displacement and urban Indigenous realities.

Email isse.gatherings@usask.ca to register

Fall 2022

Coming Soon...

ISSE call for proposals

Graduate students are invited to contribute to ISSE’s programming from areas of strength and enthusiasm; we are open to a diversity of ideas for ISSE gatherings, with focal points across the academic disciplines.


Indigenous Graduate Students interested to facilitate ISSE gatherings in Jan-December 2022-2023 submit session proposals down below.


ISSE Gatherings are coordinated by the Office of the Vice Dean Indigenous through a partnership between Student Learning Services (SLS) and the Indigenous Student Achievement Pathways (ISAP)