The Indian Students' Association at University of Calgary

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Our Mission 

As a club that represents Indian culture, we feel a sense of responsibility to depict the best representation of it. Which is why we have set standards for ourselves that each and every one of us follows and encourage everyone to do as well. These are the promises we abide by and strive to make them our mission in order to represent the Indian culture:  


We promise to promote and act as ambassadors of Indian culture throughout the university and local community.


We take up the responsibility to operate as the voice of students of Indian origin, and to create an environment that upholds Indian culture. 


We also strive to support South Asian newcomers in adjusting to the Canadian and university life style.


Our History  

Last year we hit our Golden Jubilee, and now the Indian Students' Association has turned 50. The ISA at the University of Calgary started half a century ago with the goal to create a sense of community. Our desire was to create an atmosphere that would remind people of India and make them feel at home. This effort was with the hope that people would be more connected to their roots and heritage. Through all the events we plan, our main ambition is for everyone to feel a sense of belonging, by celebrating holidays and by holding exciting events. With this in mind, we wanted to help people integrate and incorporate into our rich and beautiful culture.  However, as we grow bigger we have gotten more and more involved with charities. Now, every year we pick a few charities and we donate the proceeds raised from some of our events, namely the Charity Ball. We strive to continue making a positive impact in our community while creating a welcoming environment where people can feel a sense of kinship. Here's to hitting a century!

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