Supporting Indigenous Students in their Transition – Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program


In this webinar, we welcome APSIP – the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program – for an informative session about accessibility and other student support services available at colleges, universities, and polytechnics across Ontario and Quebec. We will connect with Indigenous Representatives to learn how they support students through their educational journey and ensure their academic environment is accessible, welcoming, and a positive learning experience. We will discuss the many services accessibility offers to support students with hearing impairment, learning disability, brain injury, blind or low vision, mental health, and more.

Presenter Bios

Hannah Maracle

I am Mohawk, from Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in Eastern Ontario. I am the Indigenous Outreach Officer at Loyalist College, located in Belleville, Ontario. I have worked with Indigenous Services for many years, including while being a student at Loyalist College. This connection has played a pivotal role in my success as a student and now an employee. I dedicate my time to helping students learn, explore, and further their education. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any opportunities available at Loyalist College, send me a message to connect with me today!

Roxane Shawana

Aaniin, my name is Roxane Shawana. I am from Wikwemikoong Unceded Territory on beautiful Manitoulin Island. I am the Indigenous Student Recruiter at Conestoga College with campus locations in the Kitchener – Waterloo community and surrounding areas. In my role as an Indigenous Student Recruiter, I help students reach their educational goals. As a student recruiter I can help you research your program of interest, help you navigate the college system, apply for college, and tour (virtually during covid) the college. I am passionate about helping students while they are at Conestoga by utilizing the services and supports available. Connect with Roxane Shawana to hear how Conestoga College will be a good fit for you!

Veronica Lefebvre

Oki (hello) my name is Veronica Lefebvre and I am the Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.  I am of Blackfoot, French and English ancestry and have been working in post-secondary institutions for more than ten years.  As part of this role, I will be working alongside the Otsenhákta Student Centre. If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the application process, how to become a student, or just general questions about the University please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to meet with you or speak with you, and support you on your academic journey.

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