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Meet the Gdoo-maawnjidimi Mompii Indigenous Student Services team and get in touch

The Indigenous Student Services team is made up of Indigenous staff and faculty as well as a peer support team made up of students who collaborate to raise awareness of Indigenous culture and heritage within an urban setting.

The team also offers a variety of community resources and support for students, including access to Elders, cultural workshops, cultural-based learning, advocacy, counselling and financial assistance support.

Sheila Saikkonen
Sheila Saikkonen, Administrative Assistant

“Hi, my name is Sheila Saikkonen (she/her). I am Ojibway and from the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek community. I am the Administrative Assistant and I am usually the first person you would contact when you come to TMU Indigenous Student Services.  

There are many services we can provide to you, such as access to computers, printing, and faxing services to mention a few. Please feel free to contact me!”

Get in touch with Sheila

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 557699 
Room: KHW-389-H
Availability: Monday to Friday |  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sloan Miller
Sloan Miller, Outreach and Recruitment Officer

Sloan (Jo) Miller is the Outreach and Recruitment Officer for Toronto Metropolitan University Indigenous Student Services. She is of Mi'kmaq and Celtic ancestry from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. 

Sloan has been working in the Indigenous helping profession in Toronto and beyond for close to 30 years. She is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by R.W. Knight, MD and has also spent many years working with the Elders to learn Indigenous teachings and techniques to assist herself and others on their life journey.

Get in touch with Sloan

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 553034
Room: KHW-389-A
Availability: Monday to Friday | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Diane Simone
Diane Simone, Indigenous Learning Support Facilitator

“Hello, my name is Diane Simone (she/her). I am the Indigenous Learning Support Facilitator for TMU Indigenous Student Services. My mother's family identifies as part Mi'kmaq, originally from Saint John, New Brunswick.

In my role at TMU Indigenous Student Services, I provide writing workshops throughout the year and am available to meet one-on-one to assist students with academic support. If you need writing assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to meeting you soon!”

Get in touch with Diane

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 553326
Room: KHW-389-B
Availability: Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bradley Gibson
Bradley Gibson, Indigenous Academic Support Advisor

Se:kon and Skennon ko:wa ken. My name is Kingfish Walks with Wolves (Bradley), and my last name is Gibson. I live in Whitby and I am from the Mohawk nation. My job is the Indigenous Academic Student Advisor and I am studying Mohawk.

For the last 20 years I have worked in the York Region District School Board as a CYW, Performance Plus CYW, and finally for the last 5 years as the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Student Advisor. It has been my privilege and honor to serve the students, parents, and staff of the YRDSB those many years and I look forward to bringing the same passion and commitment to the students and staff of TMU.

Please stop by to say hi, ask a question, and or share a smudge, I look forward to meeting you.

O’inen ki’ wahi.

Get in touch with Bradley

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 552609
Room: KHW-389-F
Availability: Monday to Friday | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brian Norton
Brian Norton, Program Manager

"Ahnee, boozhoo, my name is Brian Norton (he/him). I am Anishnaabe from Chimnissing First Nation, also known as Beausoleil on the shores of southern Georgian Bay.

As Program Manager for TMU Indigenous Student Services, I am part of a team of people who share the belief of being life-long advocates for higher learning. Along with my colleagues, we strive to deliver services that are essential for the success of the Indigenous students at TMU."

Get in touch with Brian

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 553327
Room: KHW-389-C
Availability: Monday to Friday | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Indigenous Peer Support team

The Indigenous Peer Support Program is dynamic and made up of Indigenous, Métis and Inuit students students at TMU who conduct outreach and provide peer support to other Indigenous students on-campus.

The Peer Support team can provide you with information and resources about our educational, social and cultural events. You can also learn how to get involved and connected with the Indigenous community at TMU.

Get in touch with the Indigenous Peer Support team

Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 556660
Room: KHW-372
Availability: Monday to Friday | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.