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LoriLori Campbell: Director

Lori is a 2-Spirit nēhiyaw āpihtāwikosisān iskwew from Treaty 6 territory in kīwētinohk kisiskāciwan with matrilineal ties to mōniyawi-sākahikanihk. Lori is an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child from the Sixties Scoop generation.

She is proud to say that over the last 25 years she has managed to locate and contact not only her birth mom and family relations, but all 6 of her living siblings – scattered across Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The search for Lori’s family was an educational as well as personal experience for her. She learned firsthand the far-reaching effects of the residential school legacy.

Her life experiences have contributed not only to her understanding of Indigenous issues, but also to her passion for education. Lori 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 toward a PhD in Social Justice Education through OISE at the University of Toronto.

 cherylCheryl Maksymyk: Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre Manager

Cheryl Maksymyk joined the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre as the Indigenous Student Services Coordinator in 2014.  As the Indigenous Student Services Manager, Cheryl is accountable for a range of student advising and support, event planning, and program delivery duties related to Indigenous initiatives administered by St. Paul’s University College. This includes networking and advocacy to build partnerships that enrich the experience of Indigenous students through St. Paul’s University College.

Cheryl graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Masters of Social Work in the Indigenous Field of Study. Her previous experience includes working with young mothers, Indigenous youth, child and family services, and mental illness.

ChloeChloe Blair: Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre Assistant

Chloe Blair joined the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre team in 2019 as the WISC Assistant. She is responsible for student engagement, cultural programming, recruitment as well as a variety of administrative duties. Chloe graduated from the University of Waterloo with her BA in Art History and Visual Culture in 2018. She endeavors to use her artistic training to empower Indigenous students to reclaim and nurture their traditional art-forms.