About Us

About the Office of Indigenous Relations

Indigenous Relations is a central hub for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students, researchers, faculty, and staff, along with allies within the Waterloo campus community. Additionally, the Office of Indigenous Relations provides the campus community with guidance, support, and resources to strengthen our shared vision of reconciliation.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Jean Becker

Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations

Jean is Inuk and a member of the Nunatsiavut Territory of Labrador.

As the Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations Jean provides strategic leadership to articulate the University of Waterloo-specific response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and identifies systemic and systematic changes that move beyond the Calls to Action by creating a long-term vision of decolonization and indigenization for the university.



Robin Stadelbauer

Indigenous Relations Coordinator

Robin is Anishinaabe from Neyaashiinigmiing (Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation) and has a long history at Waterloo. 

As the Indigenous Relations Coordinator, Robin supports and advances the work of the Office of Indigenous Relations, which includes the planning and implementation of the campus wide Indigenous Initiatives plan; implementing the engagement and outreach strategy for the Indigenous Initiatives Office while building strong partnerships across the University of Waterloo community.