CASS Resources

It's important to fill out a membership form for the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) as it gives you access to the services CASS offers such as the Elders program, writing instruction, access to computers and printing services, cultural programming and you will be added to the CASS Student listserv.

Becoming a member will also give you passcard access to CASS using your YU card. CASS access hours are from 8:30am-9:00pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am-4:30pm on Friday. Becoming a member also provides you with access to Skennen’kó:wa Gamig through your YU card.

Skennen’kó:wa Gamig  access hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Indigenous Students, Staff and Faculty can book this space for events and meetings. We ask that you respect when the space is booked and do not access this space during those time. you can view the Skennen’kó:wa Gamig calendar for availability Skennen’kó:wa Gamig Calendar

To have access to these spaces you need to fill out the following 3 forms online: 

  1. CASS Membership form
  2. Access card form for the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS)
  3. Access card form for Skennen’kó:wa Gamig 

PLEASE NOTE: It could take up to a week (or two weeks) before your access card is active. If after a week your YU card still isn't giving you access to CASS or Skennen’kó:wa Gamig please contact Nancy at

Links to forms:

  1. Link for CASS Membership Form: Membership Form
  2. Link for CASS office access form: CASS Card Access Application Form
  3. Link for Skennen’kó:wa Gamig access: Skennen’kó:wa Gamig Card Access


Smudging is a traditional Indigenous ceremony that involves the burning of one or more medicines. The four sacred medicines used in ceremonies are tobacco, cedar, sage and sweetgrass. These medicines are burned in small quantities and participants will fan the smoke, using their hands, over their head and body. The university has provided a Statement on Smudging During University Events. When smudging on campus please fill out and post the Notice of Smudging in a visible place around the area.