Welcome to the Indigenous Centre

The Indigenous Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga works to support Indigenous students, staff, and faculty at UTM as well as inspire future Indigenous students to a welcoming and inclusive UTM community. The Indigenous Centre works to promote equity and inclusion of Indigenous people among students, staff, faculty, and throughout the campus.

The Indigenous Centre also offers a number of ways for non-Indigenous peoples to better understand Indigenous peoples and their ways of being. Core to this is promoting a deeper understanding of the cultures, histories, philosophies, traditional practices, spirtual ways, and concepts of relationship building. Knowledge of these ideals and the removal of stereotypical imagery are essential to developing intercultural dialogue and improving cultural competency. 

To support these goals this centre offers ongoing gatherings such as teaching and learning circles. The Indigenous Advisor is available to speak at class lectures and to provide curriculum resource support. Alternative health and well-being are also promoted for students, staff, and faculty utilizing Indigenous philosophies and life teachings. 

Cat Criger, UTM Indigenous Advisor, invites all students, staff, and faculty to take part in any of the circles, programs, or events offered by the Indigenous Centre. Cat is also able to connect campus members with Indigenous communities and agencies in Peel and the Greater Toronto Area. 

It is important to note that all students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend all programs and events associated with the Indigenous Centre, whether they are of Indigenous ancestry or not.

For more information, please contact: 

Cat (Mark) Criger
UTM Indigenous Advisor

Davis Building - Room 3206
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-569-4867
e: cat.criger@utoronto.ca

Office Hours  
Monday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Thursday 9:30 am to 5 pm

As Cat may not always be available at these times on a drop-in basis, please call or email in advance to make an appointment.