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Indigenous Engagement Team



Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)
Admin 100E

Carol 2022

Carol Gelette

Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost
Admin 100

Shawna Cunningham

Shawna Cunningham

Director, Indigenous Strategy
Science A  157

Reg Crowshoe

Reg Crowshoe

Elder with the University of Calgary
Science A 157E



Lynne Motoska

Coordinator, Communications and Special Events
Science A 157


Gerald Ratt

Specialist, Indigenous Initiatives
Science A 157D

jenn ksionzena

Jennifer Ksionzena

Analyst, Indigenous Data & Strategic Reporting 
Science A 157

The vision of ii' taa'poh'to'p is supported by various internal groups, committee members and volunteers.

Indigenous UPartners

temporary for Amber

Research Services

Nicole Ritchie
Research Grants Officer, Indigenous Research Support Team


Student Services

Karen MacDonald
Manager, Writing Symbols Lodge

Supporting Groups

  1. Communications

    Communications Services

    Esther Kelly
    Communications Manager

  2. Institutional Development 


    Institutional Development

    Shelsea Willett
    Associate Director of Development, Corporations Foundations

Chair: Michael Hart, VP, Indigenous Engagement  
Vice Chair: Shawna Cunningham, Director, Indigenous Strategy 
Cultural Advisor: Reg Crowshoe, University of Calgary Elder

Current members listed in alphabetical order:

Baptiste, Louise (Faculty of Nursing)

Beatty, Susan (Libraries & Cultural Resources)

Bedard, Amber (Research Services)

Crowshoe, Reg (Senator, UC)

Cunningham, Shawna (Indigenous Strateg)

Ferrabee, Jane (Campus Planning)

Gelette, Carol (Indigenous Engagement)

Gerlach, Craig (Office of Sustainability)

Gladue, Keeta (Writing Symbols Lodge)

Gordon, Alicia (SU VP Student Life)

Hart, Michael (VP Indigenous Engagement)

Kenny, Natasha (Taylor Institute)

LeBlanc, Sheila (Continuing Education)

Livesey, Graham (EVDS)

MacDonald, Karen (Manager, Writing Symbols Lodge)

MacPherson, Kathleen (Development)

Mascher, Sharon (Faculty of Law)

Mosher, Dianne (Cumming School of Medicine)

Murray, Maribeth (Arctic Institute of North America)

Mykes, Amy (Senate)

Poitras Pratt, Yvonne (Werklund School of Education)

Srivastava, Aruna (Department of English)

Stewart, David (TUCFA)

Yanushkevich, Svetlana (Schulich School of Engineering)

Tumasz, Virginia (Faculty of Arts)

Twoyoungmen, Elissa (Indigenous Engagement)

Wagg, Catherine (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

Wheeler, Nicole (Human Resources)

Winslow, Jaryd (Chief, Indigenous Students' Council, current name: Indigenous Students' Circle)

Wood, Vanessa (Student & Enrolment Services)

1. Inclusivity and the Student Experience

2. Faculty and Staff Experience

3. Inter-cultural Capacity Building

4. Academic Programs

5. Community Engagement / Places and Spaces

6. Policies, Procedures, and Practice

7. Renewal and Community Reporting