Upcoming Cultural & Indigenous Inclusion Programming

We believe that diversity makes our community stronger, and that’s what inspires our annual Cultures of MRU event series every March! Join us in honouring our diverse community!

Cultures of MRU 2020

March 3: International Student Support Centre Open House | 3:00-4:00 pm | E 140

March 18: Cultural Lantern Crafts | 4:00-6:00 pm | E 140

CANCELLED March 19: “We Will Stand Up” Film Screening | 6:00-9:20 pm | Jenkins Theatre

March 19: The Climate Crisis and You: A Panel | 12:00-2:00 pm | Y 222

March 25: Introduction to Dance Hall and Jamaican Theatre | 12:00-2:00 pm | Wyckham House Council Chambers (Z 236)

March 26: International Cultural Fashion Show | 12:00-1:30 pm | Wyckham House Main Stage

CANCELLED March 26: The Foundations of True Peace: World Religion Conference | 4:00-6:00 pm | Lincoln Park Room

CANCELLED March 28: Annual Round Dance | 6:00 pm til late | Wyckham House Main Stage


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. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Drum Circle

Did you know that drumming reduces tension and anxiety? And it’s fun, too! There’s no reason not to join us every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. It’s a great way to meet friends, de-stress, and make some music! (Plus: free snacks!)

No rhythm? No problem: no experience is necessary to join this weekly drum circle.

Every Thursday | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Indigenous Crafts

Join guest instructors every Thursday to make simple jewelry, 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. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Métis History

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.   

January 15, February 12, March 25 l 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

International Student Eat & Greet

Everyone is welcome to come and visit! This program gives International students, and the broader Mount Royal community, an opportunity to meet new people and build connections.

January 21, February 3, March 10 | 1:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)

Building Bridges: 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.

January 27, February 25, March 23 | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Yellow Room (Z203)