Aboriginal Resource Centre


The Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) works closely with all university faculties and services to develop initiatives that support and benefit First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. We provide services that support your classroom, career and personal needs in a manner consistent with Aboriginal culture and values. We also promote strong working relationships with government agencies, as well as with Aboriginal communities and organizations to enrich your student experience.

Students that self-identify as First Nation, Inuit, or Metis can register with us in person to access our resources and services. This way we can add you to our mailing list to receive special announcements of events, job postings, reminders of scholarship deadlines, and many other opportunities. While we welcome walk-ins, appointments can be made either in person, by phone, or email.  

Principles on Indigenous Education

In light of the recent findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Universities Canada, representing 97 universities across Canada, released its Principles on Indigenous Education.  This announcement is a commitment to support the findings of the TRC, close the education gap, and strengthen the Indigenous student experience throughout the academic process.  Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education can be found here.

Aboriginal Education Council

The University of Ottawa Aboriginal Education Council serves as a resource on all subjects relating to education of the University’s Aboriginal population. It also serves as a vital link to Aboriginal communities in matters dealing with academic research on Aboriginal people or issues and seeks to build cultural awareness in the university community.


Aboriginal Education Council - Members list


Maria Wilson, representative, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

AEC Membership

Brenda Macdougall, professor, uOttawa

Brittany Mathews

Darren Sutherland, student, uOttawa

Debbie Terrance, community member, Akwesasne

Frank Cote, community member

Lee-Anne Van Buekenhout, representative, Métis Nation of Ontario

Lisa Abel, representative, Aboriginal Medical Program, uOttawa

Melissa Irwin, representative, Nunavut Sivuniksavut

Michel Laurier, Acting Vice-President Academic and Provost

Morning Star, Elder in residence, uOttawa

Patricia Lacroix, manager, Aboriginal Resource Centre, uOttawa

Robert Russell

Aboriginal Education Council - Meeting schedule

2016 - 2017

  • February 2017 - TBA
  • April 2017 - TBA
  • June 2017 - TBA

Hours of operation

From September 1st to April 30th

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed (extended hours during examination period)
Sunday Closed (extended hours during examination period)
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