Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre was created in 1992 with the mandate of ensuring services and Programs to meet the needs of Aboriginal students in a culturally supportive atmosphere. ‘Turtle Island’ is not an island itself; maintaining a strong interrelationship with the other departments of the University, Turtle Island House serves as a bridge to other services on campus.
The friendly staff are dedicated to providing efficient assistance. Socially, Turtle Island is a hub of activity. From day to day one may come across student lunches, gatherings, or orientation events. Visiting mentors are a part of the social program with visiting elders coming to speak. Drum socials are held on occasion and information about the larger, off-campus aboriginal community happenings will be posted here.