At Langara, the Gathering Space, which opened its doors in 2010, is a rich, welcoming, multi-purpose environment for Aboriginal students to connect while at the College. The Gathering Space features cultural pieces from Aboriginal artists across Canada, as well as button blankets from Valerie Morgan, who is Kwakiutl and Gitksan.
The Gathering Space is enhanced to support student learning, and features a computer lab with a printer and wireless internet for laptop use. The facility also features a homework space, a casual sitting area, and a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator where students frequently organize potluck lunches during semester time. The wellness room in Langara's Gathering Space is designed for rest and relaxation should students need to escape from the bustling College halls.
Langara is also pleased to offer an Elder in Residence Program which is involved in counselling, traditional teaching, and ceremonial events throughout the year.
In addition to the Gathering Space, the College is also home to the Dave Pearson Native Student Centre, located in the Langara Students’ Union (LSU) Building. This space promotes opportunities for students to connect with friends, old and new.