Academic Advising at Champlain College
Discover why Trent University is #1 in Canada for our Academic Advisors*
Working through the College Office, Champlain College's academic advisors are standing by, ready to help students develop educational plans for achieving their personal and academic goals and develop the skills and commitment to become more engaged, self-directed learners and competent decision-makers.
*According to Maclean's 2022 Rankings.
Meet your Academic Advisors in Champlain College
As your Academic Advisor I support your academic planning process, including course registration, degree checks and petitions. I also provide coaching related to your academic goals. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation (Bear Clan).
My learning journey began at Trent in 2000, when I began my undergraduate degree studying Indigenous Studies and History. Shortly after convocating with a BA(Honours) I began working at Trent as the Educational Access Assistant with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). In time I moved on to new roles such as Learning Strategist and Special Projects Coordinator at SAS, as well as Aboriginal Counsellor with the First Peoples House of Learning and the role of Head of Peter Gzowski College from 2014-18. I have been both a Teaching Assistant and an Instructor for INDG 1010Y as well as an Instructor for INDG-ADMN 3040H in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies.
I earned my M.Ed in Post-Secondary Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland. My research focused on the transformational learning experiences of Indigenous women in the university classroom. I am also an Adler Trained Coach (ATC) from Adler International Inc. in Toronto. As a life-long learner and professional coach, my ongoing areas of interest include transformation learning, women in leadership, Indigenous pedagogy in higher education, coaching and storytelling.
As the Academic Advising Projects and Support Coordinator, I work closely with Academic Advisors in the Colleges to support advising functions, projects, and initiatives across all the Colleges. I will be responsible for monitoring and responding to the advising email to provide support to students and staff from across the university. In this role I will provide support and coordinate planning and logistics for advising projects and initiatives related to student recruitment, engagement, development, support, retention, and success.
My academic journey began in 2004 when I started my undergraduate studies in History and English at Trent University. In 2008 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History, and completed a certificate in Leadership Studies from the University of Guelph. After working in Residence Life & Housing roles at Algonquin College and the University of Guelph, I returned to my alma matter, Trent University, in 2014 to work in the role of College Head of Otonabee College, and most recently in the role as Residence Education Coordinator for Trent Housing Services. My passion for supporting the development of students' in their co-curricular journey in post-secondary studies has provided me with the experience I am grateful to have gained and bring to this role in the Colleges.
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Book a 30-minute in-person or online advising appointment with your academic advisor.