Our Team

Office of Indigenous Engagement Staff

Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement)
Admin 100E

Carol Gelette

Carol Gelette

Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost
Admin 100

Shawna Cunningham

Shawna Cunningham

Director, Indigenous Strategy
Admin 126

Elissa Twoyoungmen

Elissa Twoyoungmen

Indigenous Cultural Education and Protocol Specialist
Admin 124

Reg Crowshoe

Reg Crowshoe

Traditional Knowledge Keeper in Residence
Admin 124


Supporting Groups

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

  1. Communications

    Promotional support, strategic communications, marketing, design

    Sarah McGinnis
    Director of Communications Services (Advancement)

  2. Development and Alumni Engagement

    Philanthropy and corporate sponsorship

    Kathleen MacPherson
    Senior Director, Development

Chair: Michael Hart, VP, Indigenous Engagement  
Vice Chair: Shawna Cunningham, Director, Indigenous Strategy 
Cultural Advisor: Reg Crowshoe, Traditional Knowledge Keeper in Residence

Kenny, Natasha

Taylor Institute

Chagnon Greyeyes, Cheryle

Indigenous Cultural Education & Protocol Specialist, Indigenous Engagement (Interim)

Bensler, Heather

Faculty of Nursing

Bruckner, Debbie

Wellness Centre

Czuy, Kori


Quin, Jennifer

Student Services

Ferrabee, Jane

Campus Planning

Gamble, Steven

Facilities – AUPE

Gelette, Carol

Executive Assistant, Indigenous Engagement

Waugh, Nicola

Office of Advancement

LeBlanc, Sheila

Director, Continuing Education

Lertzman, David

Haskayne School of Business

Livesey, Graham


MacPherson, Kathleen


Mascher, Sharon

Faculty of Law

Mide Kiss, Susan

Office of the Provost

Morrow, Leeanne

Library and Cultural Resources

Mosher, Dianne

Cumming School of Medicine

Murray, Maribeth

Arctic Institute of North America

Perdue, Joanne

Office of Sustainability

Peters, Nathan

Veterinary Medicine

Poitras Pratt, Yvonne

Werklund School of Education

Rogers, Paul


Sicotte, Pascale

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts

Wagg, Cathy

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Sparvier, Richard

Chief, Indigenous student Council

Srivastava, Aruna

Department of English

Sun, Qiao

Schulich School of Engineering

Vamosi, Steve

Faculty of Science

Wheeler, Nicole

Human Resources

Wood, Vanessa

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