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WAEC Director Lori Campbell seconded as Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lori Campbell at the podiumSt. Paul's is pleased to support the University's Indigenization strategy, and wish Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre Director Lori Campbell well in her seconded role.

Here is the University announcement, as published in the Daily Bulletin (January 9, 2018):

"I am pleased to announce that Lori Campbell has accepted a secondment to main campus on a half-time basis as our Director, Indigenous Initiatives," wrote Associate Vice-President Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Diana Parry in a memo circulated to Executive Council earlier this week.

"In this new role, Lori will provide leadership and advisement to the University of Waterloo for development of the Indigenization strategy. Lori will continue to oversee the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre."

"The University of Waterloo is committed to developing an Indigenization strategy that will not only meet the recommendations set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015), but to live the spirit of those recommendations as well," writes Parry. "Lori’s established and well-respected relationships with Indigenous communities facilitates the crucial connections for this work to continue. She will work collaboratively with other key stakeholders both internally and externally to the University to promote and advance Indigenization."

"Lori brings over 12 years of experience to the Director, Indigenous Initiatives role, having a background that includes a blend of student services, teaching, research and administration. Previous to her role of Director, Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, Lori lectured at the University of Regina, First Nations University of Canada, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She was the Coordinator of the Indigenous Students’ Centre and was awarded the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development, in partnership with the United Nations University for her work in Indigenization."

"Lori is Nitāpihtākosisān, Métis: Nēhiyaw (Cree) and Scottish. Her relatives are from Treaty 6 territory in northern Saskatchewan. She holds two undergraduate degrees (Indigenous Studies and Psychology), a Master’s degree in Adult Education from First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina, and is currently working towards a PhD in Social Justice Education through OISE at the University of Toronto."