Events Calendar

2019 - Indigenous Centre Events

All gatherings are held in DV 3206 unless otherwise indicated and open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.

Contact Cat Criger, Indigenous Advisor, for more information or if you have any questions: or 905-569-4867.


December 2019





Smudging Time: 11 am

* Change of location today for UTM Remembers Memorial: Student Centre Board Room










Winter Break - University closed


Winter Break - University closed


Winter Break - University closed


Winter Break - University closed


Winter Break - University closed






Winter Break - University closed


Winter Break - University closed



Smudging Time

Students, faculty and staff are invited to drop in and share in a traditional smudge and open chat. This is an opportunity to start and end the week with a grounding positive ceremony. Feel free to drop-in to these times; no ongoing commitment is required.

Time: Mondays 11 am to 12:30 pm  //  Thursdays 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: DV 3206


Lunch and Learn

All students, staff, and faculty are invited to bring their lunch and drop in to the Indigenous Centre for a curiosity driven, very informal chat about any aspect of the Indigenous cultures that sparks interest. This is a great time to ask any questions or share thoughts about Indigenous cultures, tradition, current events, or engage in intercultural sharing and bridge building. Bring your thoughts, questions, (and lunch). Feel free to drop-in to these times; no ongoing commitment is required.

Time: Wednesdays 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: DV 3206


Indigenous Teaching Circle

These traditional teaching circles are a chance to become immersed in Indigenous tradition, ceremony and culture through Indigenous philosophical teachings, talking and sharing circles which will develop a deeper understanding of Indigenous ways of being, understanding life and walking in a good way. The focus of each circle to be guided by thoughts, questions or needs of participants. Feel free to drop-in to these times; no ongoing commitment is required.

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Location: DV 3206


Hip Hop Through an Indigenous Lens: Faciliated by Drezus

Part of the Hip Hop Education Program by Hart House.

Just as hip hop has always served as an artistic platform for self-expression, truth-telling and community celebration, so too does this tradition continue through the lives of Indigenous artists.

Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit artists have used hip hop culture to challenge settler colonialism, white supremacy, and heteropatriarchy. They have used hip hop culture to protest pipelines, call out institutional violence, and mourn the loss of missing and murdered indigenous women, girls and two-spirited individuals. And through hip hop these artists form creative spaces that aim to heal, rejuvenate and celebrate themselves and their communities.

Rappers, producers, b-girls, b-boys, and graffiti artists from all across the four corners of Turtle Island and beyond have been living the hip hop life and sharing their experiences through their art. Join us as we explore their work, their lives, and their future in this can’t-miss Hip Hop Café session.

It’s all about beats, rhymes, and Indigenous life!

Learn more about Drezus and this event here:

All are welcome to this FREE event! Refreshments will be served.

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: Spigel Hall (DV 1102)


September 2019


October 2019