International Indigenous Student Exchange Program

Understanding that Indigeneity transcends regional and national contexts, York University launched the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program which aims to provide opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between Indigenous students at York and their peers located in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and the Philippines.

In collaboration with York Faculties (LA&PS, Schulich School of Business and Health), the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, the Centre for Indigenous Student Services (CISS), the pilot program began in January 2021 with a 8-week series of facilitated virtual workshops. This year, the Program expanded as a 12-week course that covered a wide range of topics including Indigenous Knowledge and histories, language and culture, gender and sexuality, healing trauma through art, and disrupting colonial spaces and re-indigenization movements.




Program Contacts

Prof. Carolyn Podruchny, History, LA&PS and Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies,
Breanna Berry, Indigenous Recruitment Officer, Centre for Aboriginal Student Services,
Katie Gribbons, Study Abroad Coordinator, Office of the Associate Dean, Global & Community Engagement, LA&PS,
Marierose Talla, Global Learning Coordinator, York International,
Helen Balderama, Associate Director, International Partnerships and Programs, York International