United College welcomes Savanah Seaton as the new Director of the Shatitsirótha' Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC)

Monday, September 19, 2022
Savanah Seaton

United College is honoured to announce that Savanah Seaton has joined our team as Shatitsirótha' Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) Director. Savanah’s matrilineal lineage is of the Anishinaabeg (Plains Ojibway) Peoples of the Waywayseecappo (Treaty 4) First Nation community through her late grandfather Chesley Seaton, and the Keeseeekoowenin (Treaty 2) First Nation community through her grandmother Myrna Seaton (Bone).  Her patrilineal lineage is being re-searched, though currently unknown. She is a 1st and 2nd generation 60’s scoop survivor and a 3rd generation residential school survivor. While pursuing an MA degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, she lived in our very own graduate residence. Savanah has over ten years of experience in both public, private and non-profit sectors with a strong dedication and passion towards Indigenous relations, intergovernmental affairs, higher education, and Indigenous partnerships and business development. Some of her main areas of specialties include Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous engagement, organizational change, and transformational leadership. 

Welcome to United College Savanah!  

If you are interested in making a connection to the WISC community, working with the WISC staff on a special project to support the UW Indigenous community, or volunteering at one of the many events, feel free to drop-in and say hello!   

You can also contact Savanah by email (wisc.director@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (519.885.1460 extension 25220).