University of Ottawa

Kristyna Frenken-Francis

Kristyna Frenken -FrancisTaansi! My name is Kristy Frenken-Francis and I am currently completing my Honours Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. I was born and raised outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, and have a certificate in Health and Human Services from the University of the Fraser Valley. I came to Ottawa to be a page in the House of Commons and have a loe for politics and social justice issues. I love to hike and swim, as well as draw, paint, and have recently fallen in love with beading. I am really looking forward to being an Infinite Reach Facilitator as I know first hand what it’s like to be away from one’s home community, and hope that I can help you adjust to your new life at UOttawa.

Will McLean

Will Mc LeanHey there, my name is Will McLean. I’m a third year Psychology student at the University of Ottawa. This is my first year as an Infinite Reach Facilitator. My previous experience with the MNO includes the Infinite Reach March Break Camp and the 2017 Canoe expedition. I’m super stoked to increase awareness and foster a sense of community within the Metis community at UOttawa. If you have any questions or just want o chat please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

Connor McNamara

Connor Mc NamaraConnor McNamara is a Metis man from the Drummond Island community which has relocated to Penetanguishene, the region in which he grew up. He is currently enrolled at the University of Ottawa in the history program. He is an avid beader, hunter, harvester, and fisherman. He is the Social Affairs Coordinator on the executive of the Indigenous Students Association and has helped to facilitate events such as a Birch Bark Canoe being constructed at the University. He is bilingual and has spent time working in First Nations and Metis communities across the country and looks forward to serving to the best of his abilities, the needs of the Metis students at the University of Ottawa. Reach me at

Holly Pankhurst

Holly PankhurstAllo! My name is Holly Pankhurst and I am in my second and final year of my Maitrise en Service Social at the University of Ottawa. I completed my first degree in General Science at the University of Waterloo, completed a diploma in Techniques de Travail Social at La Cite Collegiale, then my second degree in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Ottawa. I enjoy biking, yoga, and visiting museums and historical cities. I grew up in a small town and had a hard time adjusting to life away from home in the city. I look forward to helping others adjust to life at school and being your Infinite Reach Facilitator. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Updated on: November 7, 2017