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 2020-21 academic year. 

We are very excited to begin the fall term and even though it will look different we will continue to provide a broad range of program activities virtually and in-person. 

How can you access student support through Enji giigdoyang (F215) during the fall semester? 

The Enji giigdoyang student lounge (F215) will be open for limited use including scheduled appointments with OII 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 sign in and out, for contact tracing purposes, and to wear a face covering during appointments. Students will not have after-hours access to the lounge space at this time due to current cleaning protocols. 

Student success staff will continue to be available to meet with students by phone, virtually and in-person. Support programming activities including personal appointments, academic workshops and cultural activities will be provided virtually using MS Teams and Zoom Meeting platforms.

Join our Virtual Enji giigdoyang Student Lounge to connect with other Indigenous students, peer mentors and support staff. All you have to do is log in to MS Teams, and the join team code provided in our welcome email. If you are not on our mailing list yet, please complete an online student registration form. By completing a registration form you will be added to our student mailing list and receive weekly email updates about upcoming programming within OII and the broader campus. 

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 access supports or be added to our mailing list please complete a registration form below. 

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.