Indigenous Student Success

Aanii!  Boozhoo!  Sago!  Wachay! Welcome! 

The staff in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) would like to welcome all new and returning students to Nipissing University, for the 2021-22 academic year. 

How can you access student support through the Office of Indigenous Initiatives? 

The Enji giigdoyang student lounge (F215) will be open for student use throughout the academic year in accordance with the Nipissing University Return to Campus Framework and public health measures.  

Students can access the space to study, engage in tutoring sessions, workshops and social activities or access our student success staff. Students can schedule an appointment Monday to Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. using the online appointment booking tool, by email at or by phone at (705) 474-3450 Ext. 4899. Students visiting the office will be asked to follow current Covid-19 protocols including masking and social distancing. 

Student success staff will be available by phone, email, MS Teams video conferencing or chat. Support programming activities including personal appointments, academic workshops and cultural activities will be provided virtually using MS Teams and Zoom Meeting platforms.

Be sure to join us on our Virtual Enji giigdoyang Student Lounge to connect with other Indigenous students, peer mentors and support staff on a daily basis and stay up-to-date on current and upcoming activities.  All you have to do is log in to MS Teams with your student credentials and join the Virtual Enji giigdoyang Student Lounge team with this code gwg1s5s.

Mailing List
To receive information on programs, services and activities by email, please complete an online student registration form. 

Social Media
Please watch for more information about upcoming events and activities on our webpage and social media IndigenousNU

For more information please contact: 

Emily Couchie
Student Success & Development Coordinator

Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Nipissing University

(705) 474-3450 Ext: 4409

The Student Success Coordinator advises new and returning Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) students and enhances their educational experience through a holistic approach to support.

The Student Success Coordinator guides Indigenous students by helping them to recognize their strengths, identify their needs and seek the necessary supports to ensure success while pursuing their chosen path at Nipissing University.

Indigenous Student Success aims to provide equal access to post secondary education for Indigenous students through recruitment initiatives, transition planning and retention strategies.

Student Success Programming includes:

  • ​Transition Programming
  • Academic and Personal Support
  • Visiting Elder Program
  • Financial Advice and Referrals
  • Tutoring Support
  • Academic and Cultural Workshops
  • Social and Cultural Events and Activities
  • Peer Mentorship

To schedule an appointment: 

1) Complete a registration form below.

2) Complete appointment booking request below. 

Once submitted, a member of the team will contact you to arrange an appointment.