General Information

ELDER SUPPORT – Blue Quills has male and female Elders on staff who are available to all staff and students.

FIRE ALARM – Please follow the fire exit rules posted in your classrooms. Improper use of the fire alarm is a criminal offence and will be prosecuted.

LIBRARY – The Blue Quills library has reference materials, course texts, bursary & scholarship information, audio/visual equipment, computer stations and other supporting materials. Questions relating to the library should be addressed to the Librarian. Students will be able to obtain additional resource material from other libraries through the Blue Quills library.

PARKING – Students may park in designated areas only. Any parking stall with a Reserved or named sign is designated for staff. Roadways and Emergency Access Routes must not be blocked.

PHOTOCOPYING – There is a 75¢ fee per copy for photocopying, please see the librarian or receptionist. Facsimile transmission is available through the receptionist for a fee of $1.50 per page.

SERVICES IN ST. PAUL – The town of St. Paul has approximately 5,600 people and many shopping, restaurant and recreation services. There are several accommodation options in St. Paul including apartments, duplexes, houses and boarding options. Rental rates are competitive. There are two shopping malls and numerous stores to meet your shopping needs.

SERVICES IN SADDLE LAKE – Saddle Lake offers a full range of medical services as well as a Women’s Wellness clinic for community members. The Eagle Healing Lodge provides a wide range of programs for community members. The Youth Center and Community Center offers a variety of programming throughout the year. Saddle Lake has an annual Stampede and Pow-wow in June of each year. As well, there are several gas and convenience stores.

FOR THE SPORTS MINDED – Do you want to stay active while you learn and study? We have new exercise equipment as well as a gym for all to enjoy. It‘s a great way to meet new friends and stay healthy! Also, St. Paul has a hockey arena, bowling alley, aquatic center, fitness center, two golf courses and numerous lakes nearby. There are a number of clubs and associations offering a variety of activities ranging from karate to cross country skiing. Surrounding First Nations communities also provide a variety of recreational facilities and activities, including hockey, soccer, swimming, and baseball.

FOR THE CULTURALLY ORIENTED – Surrounding First Nations communities provide the opportunity for participation in several ceremonies including Sun Dances, Round Dances, Sweat ceremonies and Pow-Wows. We also host an Annual Cultural Camp in the spring and host regular events and ceremonies throughout the year.

SMOKING – Blue Quills campus is a Smoke Free facility.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES – All staff at Blue Quills are dedicated to providing student support. Help is available for career planning, personal and academic counseling, learning and study skills, admission, and financial assistance by Student Support Services. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these services.

TELEPHONE – Students are not allowed access to staff phones. Messages for students are being posted on the bulletin boards on the 1st floor in the old building and the Trades building. Please check for messages regularly. Students will only be taken out of class for a telephone call in an emergency.

TRANSPORTATION – Blue Quills does not provide transportation to and from the university. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Saddle Lake Cree Nation does provide bus service to the university. Phone Saddle Lake Education Authority for more information. Taxi services is available in St. Paul and Saddle Lake.