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Indigenous Engagement Team



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
Science A  157

Elissa Twoyoungmen

Elissa Twoyoungmen

Indigenous Cultural Education and Protocol Specialist
ScienceA 157C

Reg Crowshoe

Reg Crowshoe

Elder with the University of Calgary
ScienceA 157E



Lynne Motoska

Project Assistant, Cultural and Special Event Planning
ScienceA 157

Indigenous UPartners



temporary for Amber

Research Services

Amber Beddard
Specialist, Indigenous Research Support Team


Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning 

Gabrielle Lindstrom
Educational Development Consultant, Indigenous Ways of Knowing


Student Services

Karen MacDonald
Manager, Writing Symbols Lodge


Human Resources

Lauren Remple
Specialist, Talent Acquisition

Supporting Groups

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

  1. Communications

    Communications Services

    Esther Kelly
    Communications Manager

  2. Institutional Development 

    Corporate and Foundation Relations

    Marian Zlomislic
    Associate Director of Development

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

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