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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.

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

As the Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator, Robin supports and advances the work of the Indigenous Initiatives Office, 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.


As the Indigenous Initiatives Communications and Engagement Assistant, Joy supports the work of the Indigenous Initiatives Office, which includes the planning and creation of written and visual communications (e.g., social media, infographics, articles, newsletters, website content); conducting research and environmental scans; and event planning.