Cultural Diversity Advisor

Hi! My name is Tameera Mohamed and I am your Cultural Diversity Advisor. I use she/her pronouns.

I’m here to help you navigate how your identity connects with your experience as a student, so it’s important you know a bit about me too: I grew up in Brampton, but later lived in Kitchener and then moved to the east coast and pursued both my undergraduate and master’s degrees at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m mixed – my Dad is an immigrant to Canada from Tanzania and is of Indian descent. My mom was born in Canada and is a settler of Irish, British and Northwestern European descent. Growing up in a multicultural household, and being mixed-race, I struggled to find a sense of identity and belonging throughout my life and certainly during my time as a student. I know how meaningful it is to connect with others who can share in your experience and how important it is to find community on campus. If you are looking for support or someone to connect with, I’m here to listen and provide options and resources that make sense for you.

Here are some of the ways I can assist you:

  • Personal matters
  • Academics
  • Finances
  • Culture and identity
  • Racism and exclusion
  • Feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Employment on or off campus
  • Navigating the university system and culture
  • Graduate studies
  • Finding community and belonging
  • Getting connected with peers, resources and supports

If you’d like to connect with me for one-on-one confidential support or advising, you can email me at tameera@uoguelph.ca. I’m located in Student Experience, which is on the 3rd floor of the University Centre. You can also reach me by phone at 519-824-4120 Ext. 58192 to ask a question, get connected or make an appointment. 

What is an Advisor?

Wondering what the difference is between the Cultural Diversity Advisor and the Counsellors in Counselling Services?

An Advisor is a staff member that provides information about the many supports and resources available to students. An Advisor can guide and assist you in navigating the university system, explaining and clarifying institutional policies, describing the overarching expectations of students, and facilitating connections with other campus or community supports, resources or services.

Students can also access Counselling Services in the Vaccarino Centre for Student Wellness.