Queen's University

Breton Burke

Breton Burke"Hello! My name is Breton and I’m one the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach Facilitators for Queen’s University. During the summer of 2016, I worked with the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Summer Youth Cultural Program in the Timmins area and had one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Although most of my family resides in Nova Scotia, I was born and raised in Red Lake—a small mining community in northwestern Ontario for the first 18 years of my life but my family has recently moved to Timmins. I am now completing my undergraduate degree in Life Sciences here at Queen’s University in Kingston and hope to someday study and practice medicine back in northern Ontario. Growing up in a small town has influenced me to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors; some of my favourite activities include: fishing, camping, canoeing and snowmobiling. I aim to be a role model to my two younger sisters and other youth in the community by coaching a U5 soccer team, tutoring in high schools and expressing the importance of education.

I hope to ease the transition from high school to university at Queen’s by establishing a Métis presence and giving fellow students a sense of who we are. I have recently become quite involved in the Indigenous community at Queen’s, and I’d love to encourage my participants to as well! All the best, Breton-13bab14@queensu.ca

Posted: November 7, 2017