New academic support for indigenous students

This term, we are pleased to offer academic support for students that identify as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. This is a free service.

Mikelle Caine standing on stairs outside holding school assignmentsMikelle Caine, who is Métis from Manitoba, is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and will be offering academic support services this term. 

She graduated from Kinesiology as a first generation student before heading to Ottawa to complete a veterinary technician diploma. She is an avid fan of her pets and will bombard you with pictures of her cat and dog if you give her the chance to do so. She has a passion for psychology, sociology and anthropology, as well as learning in general. Over her two post-secondary programs, she has learned a fair number of tips and tricks to get information into her head and cannot wait to share.


Mikelle will be hosting weekly study groups and is available to discuss study tips and tricks one-on-one.

She is ready to help with how to efficiently work on assignments and writing support. She can also meet anywhere on campus to help with studying or completing assignments.

If there is a skill you would like to learn or an activity that will help your academic goals, please let her know so that she can help you.

To set up a tutoring session please e-mail Mikelle at