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Indigenous Engagement Team



Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) & Associate Vice-President, Research (Indigenous Engagement) - On administrative leave until July 1, 2024

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Carol Gelette

Operations Manager, Office of Indigenous Engagement
Admin 100

Shawna Cunningham

Shawna Cunningham

Acting Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)

Reg Crowshoe

Reg Crowshoe

Elder with the University of Calgary
Science A 157E


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Jennifer Ksionzena

Analyst, Indigenous Data & Strategic Reporting 
Science A 157


Gerald Ratt

Specialist, Indigenous Intercultural Initiatives
Science A 157D


Lynne Motoska

Coordinator, Communications and Special Events
Science A 157


Bridgette Badowich

Project Assistant
Science A 157

Allyson Dennehy

Allyson Dennehy

Coordinator, Cultural Protocols
Science A 157

Norma Jeremick'ca Gresl

Norma Jeremick'ca Gresl

Manager, Community Outreach & Program Development
Science A 157


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

Indigenous UPartners

Chelsea Crowshoe

Research Services

Chelsea Crowshoe
Manager, 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:

Alcantara, Adrian (SU VP Student Life)

Black, Kerry (Schulich School of Engineering)

Cardinal, Samaria (Indigenous Students' Council)

Christensen, Stacy (Campus Planning)

Crowshoe, Chelsea (Indigenous Research Support Team)

Crowshoe, Reg (Senator, UC)

Cunningham, Shawna (Indigenous Strategy)

Dambrowitz, Amy (Registrar)

Gelette, Carol (Indigenous Engagement)

Gerlach, Craig (Office of Sustainability)

Hart, Michael (VP Indigenous Engagement)

Kenny, Natasha (Taylor Institute)

Lai, Liz (Strategic Events)

LeBlanc, Sheila (Continuing Education)

Livesey, Graham (EVDS)

MacDonald, Karen (Manager, Writing Symbols Lodge)

MacLeod, Kaia (Libraries & Cultural Resources)

Mascher, Sharon (Faculty of Law)

Mosher, Dianne (Cumming School of Medicine)

Murray, Maribeth (Arctic Institute of North America)

Murry, Adam (Faculty of Arts)

Ratt, Gerald (Indigenous Engagement)

Srivastava, Aruna (Department of English)

Stewart, David (TUCFA)

Yanushkevich, Svetlana (Schulich School of Engineering)

Wagg, Catherine (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

Wheeler, Nicole (Human Resources)

Willett, Shelsea (Development)

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