Student Supports

Welcome Indigenous students!
Please join us during your journey at Queen's University.

Shé:kon sewakwé:kon, Jessica Parks niyónkya’ts. Okwáho niwaki’taró:ten. Kanyen’kéha:ka niwakonhontysó:ten.

Jessica is Mohawk wolf clan from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and is the Indigenous Student Advisor at Four Directions. Jessica supports Indigenous students with academics, financial aid, housing, free tutoring services, career counselling, advising, personal skill development (e.g. study skills, goal setting, time management, etc.) and more. Jessica can also be your connection to all the resources and supports available across campus. Her goal is to facilitate the well-being and success of Indigenous students at Queen’s by supporting them in living a healthy, balanced life: academically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Jessica coordinates:

  • The Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) program 
  • The new Gather Together program
  • Our future Indigenous peer mentoring program 
  • Supervises and supports the 4D Social Ambassadors, who are our team of amazing student volunteers!

To contact Jessica please email her at jessica.parks@queensu.ca
 

Lisa Doxtator is Oneida (from the Thames) and Mohawk (from Six Nations) and sits with the Bears. She is the cultural counsellor at Four Directions, a position that is fully integrated with Student Wellness Services. Lisa provides individual/group counselling and therapy, and offers wellness and cultural programming to Indigenous students. Lisa has a social work background, with experience in trauma and recovery, and is a registered mental health professional. Lisa positions her therapeutic technique within an Indigenous worldview that acknowledges and validates Indigenous students' experiences and histories. 

To contact Lisa please email her at lmd9@queensu.ca

 

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