What we do
We build internal and external partnerships with Ryerson students, faculty, staff and the broader Aboriginal community in order to advance the priorities of the Aboriginal Education Council. These priorities include student success, teaching, learning, research, community engagement and capacity building. A relational model with an emphasis on listening, analysis, advising and collaboration is used as a foundation to achieve our goals.
Aboriginal Initiatives is represented on a number of committees and working groups to advance Aboriginal education. We offer advice, share experience and expertise to develop strategies, initiatives and programming whose priorities include access for the Canadian Indigenous student population at Ryerson, and fostering collaboration and partnerships with the wider Indigenous communities.
Students are at the heart of our work
Our team provides support for students through events and programming organized by Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (RASS). The team also runs a number of services, including the Aboriginal Student Centre.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about programs and services for Aboriginal students, please contact Sheila Saikkonen (Administrative Assistant, Aboriginal Student Services) at email@example.com or 416-979-5000, ext. 7699.
If you have any questions about Aboriginal Initiatives, please contact Cheryl Trudeau (Office of Aboriginal Initiatives Administrative Assistant and Aboriginal Education Council Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-979-5000, ext. 4636.