Indigenous Student Support Counsellor

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Laura Belben, MA, MSW, RSW 

Indigenous Student Support Counsellor

Laura is an Indigenous Woman of mixed ancestry with paternal Innu lineage. She is a member of the NunatuKavut Territory of Labrador. Laura offers support to Indigenous students who are experiencing challenges, whether it be related to studies, family/relationship issues or on-going mental health concerns. Laura offers support from her office space, virtually by phone or video and in outdoor spaces on campus.

Laura’s office is located in the Office of Indigenous Relations (OIR) at EC5 4201

For Spring Term, Laura will be on Campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and will work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Laura will be at OIR and will spend time at WISC on Thursday’s from 11:15-2:45.

Laura is happy to meet in person or virtually, depending on the needs of students.

To schedule an appointment with Laura, contact Counselling Services at 519-888-4096 or email


Resource: If you are in urgent need of support, please contact our office at 519-888-4567 ext. 42655. If it is after hours, please contact Empower Me at 1-833-628-5589, Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247, or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.