Committee Members

  • Vacancy, APCFNC 
  • Ann Sylliboy, Post Secondary Consultant, Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey  
  • Zabrina Whitman, Coordinator, Indigenous Affairs, Acadia University  
  • David MacLachlan, Associate Professor, Atlantic School of Theology  
  • Laurianne Sylvester, Dean, Unama’ki College, Cape Breton University 
  • Catherine Martin, Director, Indigenous Community Engagement, Dalhousie University & Representative, University of King’s College – Co-Chair
  • Patrick Small Legs-Nagge, Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs, Mount Saint Vincent University 
  • Patty Musgrave, Indigenous Affairs Coordinator, Mount Allison University  
  • Catharyn Andersen, Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs, Memorial University of Newfoundland – Co-Chair
  • Charisma Grace Walker, Director of Opportunity and Belonging, NSCAD University 
  • Vacancy, Saint Mary’s University 
  • Terena Francis, Coordinator, Indigenous Student Affairs, St. Francis Xavier University 
  • Susan Machum, Dean of Social Sciences, St. Thomas University 
  • Hélène Albert, Professeure, École de Travail Social, Université de Moncton  
  • Vacancy, University of New Brunswick  
  • Donna Sutton, AVP Students, University of Prince Edward Island  
  • Sébastien Dol, Directeur des services aux étudiants et de l’internationalisation, Université Sainte Anne 
  • Peter Halpin, Association of Atlantic Universities 
  • Lornie Hughes, Executive Director of Student Experience, Holland College 
  • Mary Ellen Kingston-Ritchie, Director of Student Development, New Brunswick Community College 
  • Jean-Marie Pelletier, Gestionnaire des Partenariats Autochtones, Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick  
  • Jude Gerrard, Mi’kmaw and Indigenous Initiatives, Nova Scotia Community College  
  • Byron James, Atlantic Colleges Atlantique 

Starting the Journey: Atlantic Canada’s Universities Respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

June 2018 – Atlantic Canada’s universities have started the journey in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action for postsecondary education (PSE).  There is much work to be done to successfully fulfill the Calls to Action. Progress is being made. And, the region’s universities have a bias for action to make a positive difference in the lives of Indigenous learners across the region. 

We are pleased to share with you a report on the AAU member institutional response to the TRC’s Calls to Action for PSE.