The Indigenous Studies Students’ Union (ISSU) strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for members from all backgrounds, disciplines, and interests to come together and engage with Indigenous cultures and knowledges. ISSU is also responsible for providing academic and social support to the membership, representing the voice of the membership to the Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Toronto, and undertaking actions in their common interest. ISSU fosters horizontal, mutually beneficial, egalitarian, and respectful relationships within and beyond the membership in the spirit of the Indigenous values of friendship and community.
ISSU is open to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the University of Toronto. Full-time Arts & Science students at the University of Toronto who are taking at least 1 course in Indigenous Studies and/or are enrolled in an Indigenous Studies as a minor, major or specialist are automatically voting members of ISSU. Members who do not satisfy this requirement cannot participate in any union decision-making processes, but are welcome to participate in General Meeting discussion and union events and programming. Members may submit an Active Member Registration Application to the Membership Intake Coordinator to be included on the Official Active Members Roster of the Indigenous Studies Students’ Union.
ISSU hosts various events during the year, including film screenings, educational forums and lectures, and various social events. Visit our Facebook page for more information and a schedule of our upcoming meetings.
ISSU is an award winning course union, being the recipient of a 2017 Sanjeev (Sanj) Dewett Course Union of the Year Award. Presented by the Arts & Science Student Union (ASSU), this award is a testament to the dedication and hard work that the members of ISSU have shown throughout the school year.
***Please note: The ISSU is temporarily on hiatus until further notice. More information to come***