Aboriginal Council of Queen's University

Aboriginal Council of

Queen's University

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Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Programming Working Group

This group supports the following policy objectives:

  • To enhance the cultural climate for Aboriginal faculty, staff and students at Queen’s University by providing culturally appropriate support services, an increased cultural presence and a gathering place for Aboriginal students and other community members;
  • To increase the awareness of, and opportunities to celebrate the diversity of, Aboriginal students, cultures and perspectives within the Queen’s University community;
  • To provide a range of on- and off-campus university activities to encourage social, intellectual, and cultural interactions between local Aboriginal communities and the Queen’s University community.



Paul Chaput 

PhD Student, SAGE representative

Arig Girgrah 

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Student Life and Learning

Janice Hill 

Director, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC) - Chair

Vanessa McCourt 

Aboriginal Advisor, FDASC

Heidi Penning 

Equity Advisor

Derek Sagima 

President, First Nations Technical Institute