The Student Success Services & Elders Services department provides a network of supports for students while they progress through their academic journey. Services and support include recruiting, academic and retention advising, access to Elder supports and counselling, subject tutoring and writing support. Academic and retention staff engage and build relationships with students while helping them navigate the university experience. Staff consider students’ needs, interests and academic goals and assist them in academic program planning and accessing services. Elders and knowledge keepers provide students with personal, cultural and spiritual guidance while sharing traditional knowledge in programs, classes, traditional activities and ceremonies.