“I love Trent because of the supportive and friendly faculty, instructors, TAs and students. I find that instructors know you by name. As an Indigenous student, it so important to have support and understanding. My experience in Gzowski College has provided ways for me to get involved and provides another kind of community and support for students. The First Peoples House of Learning has amazing staff and counsellors. Everyone wants you to succeed and will go above and beyond to make sure that you do.”
Gracie Crafts is a second-year Indigenous Environmental Science student from Wasauksing First Nation located along the eastern shores of Georgian Bay. Ms. Crafts is making the most of opportunities available to her at Trent University and in the community. She has been an emcee at the Indigenous Women’s Symposium and the annual Elders Gathering. Ms. Crafts has also volunteered with The First Peoples House of Learning (FPHL) as a fire keeper and with the Trent University Native Association (TUNA). She is also a member of a youth advisory for Georgian Bay Aniishnaabek Youth and an outdoor instructor with Outward Bound, an organization that promotes self-discovery and leadership development through adventures in nature.
Trent University prides itself on providing an outstanding personal and interactive learning environment. This story is part of the #FacesofTrentU series, which highlights our many student success stories and the numerous dynamic programs offered at Trent.