Indigenous Students


Welkaqnik (meaning ‘a place of good feeling’), is the Indigenous gathering space at Acadia University. Welkaqnik was created to be a home away from home for Indigenous students, a place that fosters a sense of safety and security. 

Within Welkaqnik is the Indigenous Students Resource Centre, a welcoming location in the heart of campus where students can meet, plan social activities, or relax between classes. We also offer a computer with access to a colour printer and a library of electronic and hardcopy resource materials.

We are a walk-in center for future and current students, and Indigenous students may request 24/7 swipe card access. Please stop by and say hello—we always have hot coffee on and occasionally snacks. I look forward to seeing you!

Dion Kaszas, Coordinator of Indigenous Affairs and Student Advising

 Working With Indigenous Peoples Handbook


Dion Kaszas, MA
Coordinator of Indigenous Affairs and Student Advising
Rhodes Hall, Room 103
21 University Ave
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

Tel: 902.585.1602
Fax: 902.585.1093

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm