Indigenous Learning & Knowledge

The Faculty of Arts & Science is committed to supporting an inclusive community at the University of Toronto where Indigenous Peoples are proud to work and study. 

Centre for Indigenous Studies (CIS)

The Centre for Indigenous Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate program with a Specialist, Major and Minor in Aboriginal Studies. Courses promote respectful understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ languages (Anishinaabemowin, Mohawk, and Inuktitut), knowledge, cultures, histories, politics, arts, intellectual traditions and research methodologies. Visit the Centre for Indigenous Studies to learn more or apply.

Investing in Indigenous Research, Teaching & Learning

In Arts & Science, there are currently 97 courses that incorporate Indigenous content and perspectives. The Faculty is also focussed on increasing access to Indigenous programming and exchange opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Indigenous-related research, teaching, and curricular opportunities are available through the Dean’s International and Indigenous Initiatives Fund, the Research Excursion Programs, the Advancing Teaching & Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) fund, the Undergraduate Research Fund and the Dean’s Student Initiatives Fund.

Report on Indigenous Teaching & Learning

As the largest academic unit at U of T, the Faculty has an obligation to play a leading role in advancing Indigenous initiatives on this campus. The Faculty has established an Advisory Committee on Indigenous Teaching & Learning to review, assess and help guide the implementation of the report by the Decanal Working Group on Indigenous Teaching and Learning. The Committee will also advise on Indigenous initiatives and facilitate consultations and communications on initiatives beyond Arts & Science.