Georgian College

Heather VanHeather Van Wyck

Hello! My name is Heather Van Wyck and I'm the Infinite Reach Facilitator for Owen Sound, Georgian College. I'm currently in my second year of Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and I'm a very proud Métis woman. Since my first year of ECE, I have been interested in learning more about my culture. I have been quite involved within Aboriginal Services by becoming a Niwijiagan Peer Mentor, organizing events such as Powley Day and Louis Riel Day and facilitating workshops such as dream catcher making, loom beading, rock painting, sash weaving and other cultural events. I am always eager to learn more and look forward to meeting and getting to know other Métis students this year. If you are a Métis student at Owen Sound, Georgian College, please don't hesitate to contact me at heather_vanwyck_7@hotmail.com. I would love to chat!

Helen TraceyHelen Tracey

Hello and welcome to Georgian College, Barrie.   My name is Helen Tracey.  As an Infinite Reach Facilitator, it is my aim to meet you and offer support. I have been learning a lot over the past two years about what is to be a Métis person.  There is a determined Aboriginal presence here at Georgian.  I truly believe it is important to strengthen and increase the Métis student population, by sharing and learning our amazing culture and history.

If you are a first year Métis student or a returning Métis student, please contact me about any issues.  I can be found in the Aboriginal Resource Centre each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  My job as a Niwijiagan Peer Mentor, within the resource centre involves helping all students with academics, organising assignments, studying and computers.  Are you feeling overwhelmed or missing your family, you may want to just chat?  It will be exciting to meet you, so stop by anytime. Contact Helen at: helen.tracey@hotmail.com