University of Guelph

Angelique Faith Belcourt

Angelique Faith BelcourtTaanshi! My name is Angelique Faith Belcourt and I am very eager to have the honour of being one of your Infinite Reach Facilitator this year at the University of Guelph! I am in my 4th year and I after studying many disciplines throughout my University career, including a semester abroad, I will be graduating in Sociology this year. I grew up urban Indigenous in the heart of Toronto, but my family derives from the historic Georgian Bay Metis community. My core interests are rebuilding youth’s connection to their community, Métis identity, community development and education.  Growing up in Toronto, I often felt lost in a way to connect to my Métis heritage. It was through visits to my family’s community, and many much time spent in the bush spent with my grandfather, that kept me connected and why I decided to reconnect with my Anishnaabe heritage and continue my learning journey in University. You can find me facilitating our monthly crafting circles through Infinate Reach, or just hanging around ARC, and I am always willing to lend a helping hand or take the chance to learn something new! I encourage you to contact me at abelcour@uoguelph.ca for any support I can offer you. Baamaapii!

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Isabella De Blasi

Isabella (1)Hello, my name is Isabella De Blasi and I am a research student at the University of Guelph in the Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Department. I am also currently the Community Representative of the Aboriginal Student Association here at Guelph. One of my passions outside of school is music; I have been a musician all my life. I love Métis fiddling and jigging and I love singing in drum circles at our Aboriginal Resource Centre. As a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Infinite Reach Facilitator, I am looking forward to meeting fellow Métis students here at Guelph and sharing cultural experiences. I am hoping to build friendships and strengthen our community by running fun events that celebrate our heritage. Feel free to email me any time at ideblasi@uoguelph.ca


Alexis Chapman

Alexis ChapmanAlexis Chapmans is a student at the University of Guelph. She is in her fourth year and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Animal Biology. This is her second time participating at a facilitator in the Infinite Reach Program. Alexis has a love for her culture and enjoys doing traditional crafts such as beading, embroidery, and Finger weaving. She cannot wait to meet students and assist them with anything they require. Please do not hesitate to contact her at achap04@uoguelph.ca with any questions you may have about the program, school, or culture/history.

Updated on: November 21, 2017