The Global Citizen Centre (GCC) is a dedicated space on campus for cultural and Indigenous inclusion programming. The GCC is a positive, inclusive space where we’ve made room for shared experiences and creating conversation across (and sometimes, about) difference.
We’re mindful that student budgets can be tight, so all GCC is programming is free and, of course, open to any and all Mount Royal University students interested in participating.
Aboriginal Ancestry Program
Learn to research your Metis or First Nations Ancestry to obtain funding and scholarships, and to learn about your family and culture. Meet with a researcher to explore your genealogy, regardless of your cultural heritage. Robin Kirk will be in the centre from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday while classes are in session during the Fall and Winter semesters.
Every Wednesday | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)
Our weekly drum circle is a great way to meet friends, de-stress, and make some music. No rhythm? No problem: no experience is necessary to join.
Every Thursday | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)
Join our guest instructor every Thursday to make simple jewellery, beading, or other crafts. We provide the supplies – all you need to do is show up!
Every Thursday | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)
Indigenous Women’s Traditional Singing Group
Join a small group of singers to learn about and participate in a traditional Aboriginal women’s singing circle. Everyone is welcome and no experience is needed to get involved.
Last Monday of every month | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)
The history of the Metis people can be complicated. Our Metis historian and library can teach the basics and even go into further details about this part of Canadian history.
October 2, November 6, and December 4 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)
Tea and Bannock Talking Circle
Talking circles encourage dialogue across difference. Meet new people and enjoy free tea and bannock while engaging in open discussions on a wide variety of indigenous and international issues.
February 15, March 8, April 12 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)
Canada 150: What does it mean to you?
Visit our passive display in Wyckham House and answer the question: What does Canada 150 mean to you? Once a month during the Fall semester, we will host a forum to discuss this question, using these responses as a guide.
September 26, October 23, November 13, December 11 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)
Indigenous Elder Program
We invite you to listen and learn from an Indigenous elder guest speaker who will share knowledge on a variety of subjects.
October 9, October 17, November 14, December 5 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Global Citizen Centre (Z307)