Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)

Celeste Mathieu

Hello, my name is Celeste Mathieu and I am a student at Algoma University. I am studying in the Honours Bachelor of Science program majoring in Biology. I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator because I wanted to learn more about Métis culture while providing insight to new students that may help ease their transition into post-secondary education. My hope is that my position will help new students feel more comfortable in their new environment. I am here to help them succeed, as well as provide useful resources that they can use for the rest of their time at Algoma University. Feel free to contact me via email at: cmathieu@algomau.ca

 

Fanshawe College (London, Ontario)

Taanshi kiya

Taanshi kiya? My name is Tracy Green and Nish Anong Kwe. I am in my second year of the Social Service Worker Program at Fanshawe College. I chose to become an Infinite Reach Facilitator to help support 1st year students with their transition to postsecondary studies, which can at times feel lonely or overwhelming. I am also a passionate advocate of sharing our history, culture and customs with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, through our lived Métis experience! I look forward to supporting and guiding new students along a good path in their education journey, and to promote Métis pride and culture throughout the postsecondary education system. If you have any questions, concerns or just need a friendly ear please don’t hesitate to contact me at t_green67730@fanshaweonline.ca

George Brown College (Toronto, Ontario)

Evan Accettola

Hello, my name is Evan Accettola and I am a Métis Practical Nursing student attending George Brown College. I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator because I believe that youth have an active role to play in the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO). I hope to connect Métis post-secondary students in the Toronto area to their culture and community, as well as promote more youth participation in the MNO. Feel free to reach out to me at evan.accettola@georgebrown.ca

Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Kaylin O'Hara

Hello! My name is Kaylin O’Hara and I am in my fourth year at Lakehead University studying Psychology. I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator with the hope of helping out fellow Métis students pursuing a post-secondary education. I know that it can be very overwhelming trying to adjust/navigate a new environment such as university or college, and I would like to help make the transition as easy as possible for other students. I hope that as a Facilitator I can help foster community among Métis students, and pass on some advice and tips that I have learned throughout my undergrad. I am always open to chat and am willing to help in whatever ways that I can! The best email to reach me at is kmohara@lakeheadu.ca. I hope to hear from you soon!

Rachel Mckay

Hello, my name is Rachel Mckay and I am a student at Lakehead University in the Masters of Social Justice Program. I have been an Infinite Reach Facilitator for the past two years and in my role I strive to increase awareness of Métis culture, and provide a supportive environment for Métis students at Lakehead University. I have completed two undergraduate degrees at Lakehead University and am a lifelong resident of Thunder Bay, so if you have any questions feel free to contact me at rmmckay1@lakeheadu.ca

Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario)

Chris Darton

My name is Chris Darton and I’m Indigenous writer and filmmaker who is currently earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies at Laurentian University. I’ve worked as a freelance writer, photographer and filmmaker for the past 30 years after studying Illustration and graduating from Sheridan College in Film (1988). I grew up in the Niagara Region in Ontario, but my family roots lie in The Abitibi Inland Historic Métis Community, where my great great grandfather was a factor for the Hudson Bay Company in Moose Factory/Flying Post, as well as a witness and interpreter at the signing of the James Bay Treaty. I chose to become an Infinite Reach Facilitator to further connect and hopefully assist with my community, as well as continuing to educate myself on Métis culture and traditions. My hope is to help shed light on Métis culture, as well as the trials of being an Indigenous artist. Feel free to contact me at: cdarton@laurentian.ca

Desiree Fortin

My name is Desiree Fortin and I am a Métis student at Laurentian University currently completing my final year in the Bachelor Conc. Indigenous Studies program. I was fortunate to participate in the MNO Infinite Reach March Break Camp for two consecutive years as a high school student. I loved the experience so much, and had so much fun meeting other Métis youth and learning about my Métis culture, through activities and workshops. The March Break camp also provided me with valuable information and resources for pursuing postsecondary education. This experience not only taught me more about my culture, but also help me create lifelong connections with fellow Métis youth from across Ontario. You can contact me at: Ddemers1@laurentian.ca

University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

Megan Southwell

Alo/Tawnshi, my name is Megan and I’m a Métis student in my final year of undergrad at the University of Toronto. I became a Facilitator because Infinite Reach is a great opportunity to build a sense of community among Métis post-secondary students across the province. This year I’m looking forward to meeting incoming students, connecting them to resources, and hosting cultural/informative events throughout the year. Feel free to email me anytime at megan.southwell@mail.utoronto.ca

University of Toronto Scarborough (Toronto, Ontario)

Charlotte Romain

Hello! My name is Charlotte Romain and I’m entering my fourth year, majoring in Neuroscience and Biology and minoring in Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator since I remember how difficult the transition to first year of university was for me, and I’d love to be able to help and support incoming Métis students. I also wanted to learn more about our culture and be able to share that knowledge. As a Facilitator I hope to welcome, connect, and support Métis students at UTSC. You might spot me around campus in bright orange as a part of the emergency first response team or with my blue hair, and if so feel free to say hi! If you have any questions, just want to talk, or anything at all I can be reached by email at: charlottecromain@gmail.com

University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario)

Eric McMullen

Hi! My name is Eric McMullen and I am a 3rd year Health Studies (co-op) student at the University of Waterloo. These past few years I have started re-connecting and embracing my Métis culture. I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator because I wanted to connect with fellow Métis students at the post-secondary level and support them towards a successful academic year! As an Infinite Reach Facilitator, I plan on sharing what I have learned regarding transitioning to university as a Métis student, Métis scholarships and bursaries, employment opportunities, and re-connecting with Métis culture. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask your questions! epmcmull@uwaterloo.ca

Western University (London, Ontario)

Elias Chappell

Hi! My name is Elias Chappell, a Métis student originally from British Columbia and currently earning my undergraduate degree at Western University. Having worked in the past as a mentor, tutor, and coach, I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator because I love helping people to develop themselves and succeed! As a returning Facilitator this school-year, I’m looking forward to connecting with some amazing people and heling to create an awesome post-secondary experience! Please don’t hesitate to reach out, you can ask me anything I can be contacted at my school email: echappe2@uwo.ca

Laney Beaulieu

My name is Laney Beaulieu, I am of Métis and Denesuline descent from the community of Deninu K’ue, Northwest Territories. I am currently attending Western University where I am pursuing a double major in Biology and Medical Sciences. I first learned about Infinite Reach Network last year when I worked closely with the previous Infinite Reach Facilitators as a part of my role in the Indigenous Students Association. I loved the work so much that I decided to become a Facilitator myself! I am excited to get to work sharing my Métis culture with the student body at Western University, supporting other Métis students, and meeting inspiring Métis students from across the country. My email address is lbeauli2@uwo.ca if you need to reach me.

Lorenzo Ford

My name is Lorenzo Ford. I attend the University of Western Ontario and am currently pursing Chemistry as my field of study. I became an Infinite Reach Facilitator to deepen my connection to my culture, the Métis community, and my ancestral roots. Growing up in an urban community, there wasn’t much opportunity for me to connect with my Métis culture, and so as a Facilitator this year, I look forward to helping create a sense of community among Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Western. You can reach me by email at: lorenzo.ford.2000@gmail.com

York University (Toronto, Ontario)

Nekoda Papadatos

Hello! My name is Nekoda and I am a fourth-year student studying at York University (both Glendon and Keele campuses). Having recently discovered my Métis roots, I am passionate about not only uncovering my heritage but also fostering community among my Métis peers at York; my hope is to channel this desire through being an Infinite Reach Facilitator. This upcoming year, I look forward to being a resource for fellow Métis students and also being someone to connect and chat with! Feel free to send me an email at nekoda27@my.yorku.ca

 

Ryan Gladwin

My name is Ryan Gladwin and I’m a second year BScN Nursing student with Georgian/York University. Growing up I didn’t know much about my culture and identity. In the recent years I have started my journey of self-discovery. I wanted to become an Infinite Reach Facilitator in order to support and foster the Métis community on campus. As a first-generation student I understand the importance of community and feeling that you belong. As an Infinite Reach Facilitator it is my goal to ensure that Métis students feel supported with a sense of belonging. If you are feeling that you need somebody to talk to, want to learn more about Métis culture, or simply need a friend, please reach out. My contact information is: ryan.gladwin@georgiancollege.ca

Posted: October 27, 2020