Ways of Doing

Policies, procedures and practices

Our practices need to be respectful and inclusive of Indigenous peoples and cultural protocols.


  1. Review and enhance university business procedures and practices, to both minimize barriers to Indigenous community and student engagement and acknowledge cultural protocols in teaching, learning, research and event planning.
  2. Develop physical acknowledgements and recognition of Indigenous people’s history and relationship to the land, such as plaques that tell the history of Treaty 7 and Métis peoples, inclusion of Indigenous art and architecture, outdoor ceremonial spaces, and landscaping/traditional gardens.
  3. Work with Indigenous communities, governments and external partners to strengthen financial supports available to Indigenous students.
  4. Engage with Indigenous communities and other post-secondary institutions as key partners in creating and sustaining strong Indigenous educational programs and pathways to further education.
  5. Examine student appeals processes and determine ways to incorporate Indigenous perspectives.
  6. Develop procedures and standards to appropriately reflect Indigenous inclusion and representation in University of Calgary communications and marketing materials.
  7. Review convocation procedures to ensure we are inclusive of Indigenous perspectives.