Carleton University acknowledges the right of Indigenous students, staff and faculty to smudge on campus. In order to ensure that the use of traditional medicines do not trigger smoke and heat detecting alarms, various locations on campus have been assessed and can be utilized for events or gatherings where smudging will take place.

If you are hosting an event where smudging will take place please fill out the form below in order to alert Carleton University’s Fire Prevention Coordinator. You will be contacted prior to the date of your event.

We ask that you submit this form at least one week in advance of your gathering.

If you cannot meet this timeline please reach out directly to Chad Thomison, Fire Prevention Coordinator for Carleton at

If your event/gathering is taking place in a room not on the list of those locations that have already been assessed, there may need to be additional testing done prior it being approved.

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  • Select the space you plan to use for the ceremony. If the space is not listed please fill in the Approval Required section at the bottom of the page.
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