Aboriginal Student Advisor
Ahniin, Bozho, Hello!
My name is Natasha Young and I am your Aboriginal Student Advisor. I am a member of Whitefish River First Nation and grew up in northern Ontario, before coming south for university. Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to supporting the holistic wellness and experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners. I have a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor, however, the majority of my post-secondary journey was as a University of Guelph student: I completed my Bachelor of Arts Honours in Anthropology, as well as my Master of Arts in Public Issues Anthropology at Guelph, where my research focused on the person-environment experiences of Aboriginal post-secondary learners on university campuses. If you’re interested in knowing more about my experiences in post-secondary, I am happy to share it with you.
Your life as a student is affected by many aspects of who you are and what happens in the world around you. If you're looking for someone to talk to or for some helpful insight, I'm here to listen and provide support. As your Aboriginal Student Advisor, I am available for personal counselling and wellness support, as well as helping you with academic concerns, tutoring support, financial issues, housing, personal matters and making connections with your peers, local community resources and Elders. I am here to help you with any questions you have as you navigate your transition to living and learning at University. I can also let you know what kinds of events, programs and services are happening in Student Life and the rest of campus. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and walk beside you on your post-secondary journey!
Please feel welcome to drop by the Aboriginal Resource Centre to say hello or contact me at 519-824-4120 extension 52189 or by email at email@example.com to make an appointment.